Born: Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1945

Married: Chris Danes; artist/photographer, computer consultant, builder; from 1967

Children: Asa Danes; attorney, NY, NY; b.1972 and Claire Danes Dancy; actress; b.1979



2002           MFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California

1987            MS, Early Childhood Education: Hunter College (SUNY), NY

1971             AAS, Textile Design, Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY), and NY, NY

1967            BFA, Painting and Education, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


Continuing Education:

2006-present       Santa Monica College, (mentor John Greco, Master Printer), S.M., CA

2000                     Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO, scholarship

1990-1994             Art Studentʼs League, New York, NY

1987-1990             School of the Visual Arts, New York, NY


Selected Exhibitions:


Inside/Out 1, Emeritus Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Punk Povera, WUHO (Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery), Los Angeles, CA


MASque Attack, Temporary Space LA, Los Angeles, CA

The Heart of the Story - The Words, Gallery ii Bridge, Tokyo, Japan (curated by Kota Onouchi)

FM ART with HEART, Industry Gallery, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA


MAS 7, Mutual Appreciation Society, Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA,


Bloomin Coral, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Story of O, juried group show, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College, Los Angeles, CA


Doinʼ It, Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA (group show with panel discussion, curated by Yoshimi Hayashi)            


In The Round: OTIS ACROSS L.A., Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Ed Gomez and John Sousa, in co-operation with Sarah Russin)


Tabletop Jungle, solo show, The New Chinatown Barbershop, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Pilar Tomkins and Mario Ybarra, Jr.)


Smaller Is, Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (curated by John Sousa)

Aqua, Talento Arte Visual Mexico City, D.F., Mexico (two-person show with Chris Danes, curated by Mercedes    Gertz)


Dots Floating on a Paper Plate Quilt, Slanguage, Wilmington, (window installation, organized by Mario Ybarra Jr.)

Untitled, Stairwell Installation for First Parish Church, Dover, NH


Ocean Objects, SK417 Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY (two-person exhibition with Chris Danes)


Related Experience:

Part Time:


2001-onwards     Teaching Assistant, Printmaking Department, Santa Monica College, SM, CA

                             Director of Art and Teacher, Boys and Girls Club of Venice, CA

                             Art Teacher, CIM (men’s prison), Chino, CA

                             Artist/Teacher, Spring Mountain Youth Camp (Juvenile Justice Services), Las Vegas, NV

                             Art Teacher, ”Summer of Arts Program”, The Hollywood Bowl, LA, CA


Full Time:


1993-1999             Set Supervisor and Manager, for actress/daughter, Claire Danes

1984-1994             Founder & Educator, Crosby Kids Toddler School, New York, NY

1974-1984             Textile Designer, Garment Center, New York, NY

1968-1969             Community Organizer, Vista Volunteer, China Grove, NC

1967-1968             Art Teacher, Public School System, Providence, RI


Current Memberships:

Los Angeles Printmaking Society