Education

1993
New York School of Visual Arts, Study Abroad Program, Barcelona, Spain

1992
The Accademia Di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci, Perugia, Italy

1988
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts, Richmond,VA

1981
Virginia Commonwealth University, M.S. Gerontology, Richmond,VA

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017
Field Notes in a Stream of Bright, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA

2015
You Can Get There from Here, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2013
The Breath Of Light Things, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2001
Silent Spaces, Astra Gallery, Richmond, VA

1999
Animals, The Gallery at Corporate and Museum Frame, Richmond, VA
Colors, Gallery 5800, Richmond, VA

1997
Kathleen Markowitz: Recent Work, Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA

1996
New Paintings, Women’s resource Center, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Pastels, The Gallery at Corporate Museum and Frame, Richmond, VA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Collectors Night Invitational, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA

2016
Art, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Tactility: Binstock and Markowitz, Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, Charlottesville, VA
CURRENT Art Fair, Quirk Gallery booth, Richmond, VA
Cut Paste and Assemble, VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA
Cabin Fever Auction Invitational, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2015
Seven Plus One, Capital One, Richmond, VA
The Biennial International Miniature Invitational, Artspace, Richmond, VA

2014
Rhythm, Curator: Dr. Lisa Freiman, Director of the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, Gallery 5, Richmond, VA

2013
Next, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Ten for Ten, Curator Chick Scalin, ArtSpace, Richmond, VA
The Biennial International Miniature Invitational, Art Space, Richmond, VA
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 27th Annual Collector’s Night Auction, Richmond, VA
Richmond Public Library, Herald, Richmond, VA
Mary Scurlock& Concerning Line, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2012
Illuminate, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2011
Spectrum, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2009
Alchemy of Pots and Prints, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School, Richmond, VA

2008
Small Claims, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
The Alchemy of Pots and Prints, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School, Richmond, VA
Who Dunnit, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA

2007
Strike, Capital One Corporate Gallery, Richmond, VA
December Project, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Scrittura, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Crack and Caw, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA
Fickle Hand of Happy Accident, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School Gallery, Richmond, VA

2006
Waiting, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, VA

2005
Out of the Blue, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Invitational, Robert Rentz Gallery, Richmond, VA

2004
Epiphanies of Beauty, University of Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, South Bend, Indiana
Invitational, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2003
Juried Exhibition, No Object: An Abstract Show, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA
Mid Atlantic Juried Exhibition, Strictly Painting 4, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
Art to Go Invitational, 1708 Gallery Benefit Auction, Richmond, VA
Inner Landscapes, Astra Design Gallery, Richmond, VA

2002
Sacred Spaces, Washington Theological Union, Washington, DC
Small Works Invitational, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Art From The Main Street, Audiles Adler Gallery, Richmond, VA

2000
Art Count 2000, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Small Works Invitational, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA.

1999
State of the Art Invitational, Fulton Hill Studios, Organized by the Richmond Symphony, VA

1998
Works on Paper, Twentieth Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA

1997
Through an Artists Eyes Invitational, Astra Gallery, Richmond, VA
Still Life Invitational Richmond, Nations Bank Gallery, VA

1996
Commonwealth Collects, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
77th National Juried Exhibition, Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, Springfield, MA (award)

1995
National Juried Exhibition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA (award)
76th National Juried Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts of Springfield, MA (award)

Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Greater Reston Arts Center, Washington, DC
Art on The Wing II, Richmond International Airport, Richmond, VA

1993
14th Annual Juried Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA

International Exhibitions

2009
Tashkent 5th International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Uzbekistan

2007
Art in Embassies Program, United States Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa.

2005
Breaking Light, La Iglesia de Asunción, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica

2003
Art in Embassies Program, United States Embassy, Hong Kong, China

1996
NOTORO Group Retrospective, State Art Gallery, Sopot, Poland

1995
NOTORO SYMPOSIUM, 1995, Zamek w Gniewie,Gniew, Poland

1993
26 Estudiantes de la School of Visual Arts de New York, Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain

1992
The Accademia Di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci, Perugia, Italy

Fellowships

2010
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

2005
The Julia and David White Artist’s Colony, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica

Select Collections

Capital One Corporate Collection, Richmond, VA
Cedarfield, Richmond, VA
Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, VA
Media General
State Art Gallery, Sopot, Poland
Westminster Canterbury, Richmond, VA

Bibliography

2013
Slipek, Edwin. “Hark the Herald.” Style Magazine, October 2013

2009
Cover Art for Man Overboard, Collected Poems, by Steven Barza, Finishing Line Press
Cover Art for Halcyon Bird, CD by Eva Ellingsworth
Cover Art for Sound and Sense: Virginia Poets and Their Students, Virginia Arts Center of Richmond, VA Chapbook

2007
Catalog, United States Embassy: Pretoria, South Africa. Work selected for cover.

2003
Catalog, East Meets West, United States Embassy: Hong Kong, China
van Ostern, Gwen. “Art Out of the Box.” Style Magazine, April 2003

2001
McLeod, Deborarh. “Give Peace a Chance.” Style Magazine, October 2001

1999
Bustard, Clark. “State of the Art.” Richmond Times Dispatch, October 1999
Haddad, Jessica. “Seeing the Music.” Style Magazine, October 1999,

1998
Gioerllo, Sibella. “State of the Art Gallery Visiting Openings.“ Richmond Times Dispatch, Nov. 19 1998

1996
Catalog, 77th National Exhibition, Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, Springfield, MA

1995
Catalog, Peninsula Fine Arts Center Juried Exhibition, Newport News, VA
Pansywowa Galeria Sztuki: 4,5,6 1995, Notoro Symposium 95W Gniewie I W Sopocie, by Wspoltworca, Spotkania, Sopot, Poland

1992
Merritt, Robert. “Artists Fascinated with Nature’s Ways.” Richmond Times Dispatch, June, 1992
Merritt, Robert. “Artists Exhibit New Ways.” Richmond Times Dispatch, June 14,1992

I am drawn to the sheer physicality of making a painting and the tactile engagement of materials. I am drawn to the color blue.

This body of work is from a series of paintings called Breaking Light.

The glazing technique of J.M.W. Turner, the primitive impulse and material expressiveness of Cy Twombly, and the quiet and subtle rigor of Agnes Martin influences me.

There are many passages on the painting surface. Oil glaze, wax emulsions, marble dust or iridescent pigment begin to build the layering process. Markings or scratches break the picture plane sometimes exposing the bare bones of the canvas. Additional passages of thick wax and oil glaze sometimes move the textured surface between luminous and opaque areas. Repetition of this process creates a dialogue between disclosure and concealment, impulse and restraint, revelation.