I am an independent scholar, who writes about midcentury American printmaking and women artists. I earned a BA from Georgetown University and PhD candidate in Art History at Rutgers University. My dissertation focused on women artists who explored abstraction at Atelier 17, the avant-garde printmaking workshop located in New York City between 1940 and 1955. Prior to graduate school, I was the director of Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, a gallery in New York City that represents the print publications of the Los Angels-based artists' workshop, Gemini G.E.L.
My book manuscript entitled The Women of Atelier 17: Craft, Creativity, and Modernist Printmaking is under contract with Yale University Press and will be released in spring 2019. The book follows nine women, including Louise Bourgeois and Louise Nevelson, who worked at Atelier 17. These trailblazing women made modernist prints that defied gender norms and struggled to convince skeptical critics that their works were serious artistic innovations rather than mere craft.