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



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

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

A.A.S.: Textile Design, Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY), and New York, NY, 1971

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


Continuing Education:

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

Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO, scholarship awarded by Otis College, 2000

Art Studentʼs League, New York, NY, 1990 - 1994

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


Selected Exhibitions:

"First Annual US-Japan International Exhibition: The Heart of the Story -- The Words", sponsored by ECA Corporation, curator Kota Onouchi, Gallery ii Bridge, Tokyo, Japan, 2015.
"FM ART with HEART", Industry Gallery, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
"MAS 7", Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA, 2014
“Bloomin Coral”, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, 2010-2011
“Story of O”, juried group show of grad students mentored by Roy Dowell, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College, Los Angeles, CA 2010
“Doinʼ It”, group show with panel discussion, Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College, artist/curator Yoshimi Hayashi, Oceanside, CA, 2009
“In The Round: OTIS ACROSS LA”, group show, artist/curator Ed Gomez, with gallerist John Sousa, in co-operation with Sarah Russin, Director of Otis Human Relations, Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2008
“Tabletop Jungle”, solo show, The New Chinatown Barbershop, director Mario Ybarra, Jr, and curator Pilar Tomkins, Los Angeles, CA, 2006
“Smaller Is”, Andrewshire Gallery, group show, curator John Sousa, Los Angeles, CA, 2005
"Aqua", Talento Arte Visual, with Chris Danes, curator Mercedes Gertz, Mexico City, D.F., 2005
"Dots Floating on a Paper Plate Quilt", window installation for Slanguage, organized by Mario Ybarra, Jr., artist /director, Wilmington, CA, 2004
Stairwell Installation for First Parish Church, Dover, NH, 2004
"Ocean Objects”, with Chris Danes, SK417 Fine Art Gallery, NY, NY, 2003


Related Experience:

Part Time from 2001:

Teacherʼs Assistant, Printmaking Department, Santa Monica College, SM, CA

Dir. of Art and Teacher, Boys and Girls Club of Venice, CA

Art Teacher, CIM (menʼs 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:

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

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

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

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

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


Current Memberships:

Los Angeles Printmaking Society