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From the Paint Frame at the Metropolitan Opera -
To Design for the Stage and Television - To the Artist's Studio - To the Gallery


Born in New York City

SCENIC DESIGN - SCENE PAINTING

Education:
    BA degree, Theatre Arts, UCLA -
    Columbia University, School of Dramatic Arts
    The Lester Polakov Studio and Forum of Stage Design
    Yale University School of Drama - Studied with scenic
        designer, Ming Cho Lee
Background:
    Scenic artist at the Metropolitan Opera - Worked with
        designers Franco Zeffirelli and Beni Montresor
    Scenic Designer for the N.Y. Shakespeare Festival -
        The Barter Theatre, Abington, VA -
        The Cultural Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.

    Television Designer for "The Dick Cavett Show", PBS -
        "Good Morning America, ABC" -
        "The Borrowers", Hallmark Hall of Fame
        -- among others.





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Elizabeth Matta and colleagues
on the paint frame of the Metropolitan Opera
"La Gioconda"
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PARALLEL CAREER IN FINE ARTS - PAINTING

Studied at the Art Students League with Knox Martin, Susan Shatter and Frank O'Cain
Scholarship to Santa Fe Art Institute to study with Pat Steir.
Parsons School of Design - Painting

Exhibitions:

    The Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York City
    The Bergdorf Goodman Art Gallery
    Davis Park Gallery, Long Island, New York
    Hudson Guild, Lowe Gallery, New York City
    The Murphey Gallery at St. Philips-in-the-Hills Episcopal Church, Tucson, Arizona
    The Jane Hamilton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
    American Association of University Graduates - "AAUG" NY
    The Art Students League, NYC

Selected Private Collections:
    Louise Thomas, Founder and Chairman of the Angel Charity Ball, Tucson, AZ
    Carole Chambers, former manager of the Andre Emmerich Gallery, SoHo
    Noted scenic designers Frank Lopez, Edward Burbridge and Joe Gerson
    Dr Gary Rusk of NYC, Psychiatrist
    Dr. Carl Caravana, President of Group Health Dental NYC
    Steven Leeds, Director of the NLP Center of New York
    Alice & Nick Masci, Editors of local news - CBS TV
Publications:
    Featured in "Designing & Painting for the Theatre" by Lynn Pecktal
    "Scenery for the Theatre" by Burris Meyer and Cole, second edition.
Teaching:
    Drawing and Painting, The Lester Polakov School
    Design and Painting, NY State University, Buffalo
    Design, Queens College, NY
    Guest lecturer at University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
    Term Two - "Reframing - Creative Techniques for Exploring Different Ways of Seeing Things"
    The Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, NYC
    Link to website: www.christianstudies.org

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