Permanent Public Art Commissions
2004 Best on the Beach. Fire/EMS House in Far Rockaway, New York, commissioned by the Percent for Art Program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYC Fire Department, and the Department of Design and Construction.
2002 Almost Home. Made in partnership with Kane Chanh Do; Pleasantville, N.Y. train station, commissioned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Arts for Transit.
2000 Spirals. Middle College High School, Brooklyn, commissioned by the NYC Board of Education, and the School Construction Authority, through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
1995 Wings for the IRT: The Irresistible Romance of Travel. Grand Army Plaza subway station, Brooklyn, New York, commissioned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Arts for Transit.
1990 Stapleton Tower Suite. Tappan Park, Staten Island, N.Y., funded by NYC Dept. Cultural Affairs, with Cityarts Workshop, Inc..
Temporary Public Art Projects
1990 Clairelune de Mirabeau. performance-installation for re-opening of Prospect Park Carousel, Brooklyn, N.Y..
Scenic Overlooks. 7th Ave subway station, “F” line, Brooklyn, N. Y., MTA’s Creative Stations program.
1989 Frames of Reference. Columbus Park, Brooklyn, N.Y., sponsored by Public Art Fund and Rotunda Gallery.
Star Series. A series of one-day sculpture-performances using seasonal materials in N.Y.C. parks.
1988 All this and Heaven Too. Installtion in group show, Altered Sites, Fairmont Park, Philadelphia, Pa..
…Which was Accordingly by Mr. Graves Measured out unto Them. Commissioned by Cambridge Arts Council and Unihab, Cambridge, Mass..
1987 The Pumpkin House. very temporary installation, South Street Seaport Pumpkin Festival, sponsored by Organization of Independent Artists.
Aged, Decrepit, and Worn-out. Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, N.Y., sponsored by Organization of Independent Artists.
1985 A Drop in the Bucket. sculpture and text, Collect Pond Park, N.Y., sponsored by Creative Time, Inc.
1984 Reflections. Battery Park, N.Y., sponsored by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
1982 Bloomsborough. Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn, N.Y., sponsored by Public Art Fund and Rotunda Gallery.
Commissioned Site-Specific Indoor Installations
1991 On Reflection. for 25th Reunion, Harvard/Radcliffe Class 1966, Harvard University Libraries.
1988 Rawson, Tabooed. Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, N.Y.
1986 The Visit. Capp Street Project, San Francisco, Ca.
1985 What I Know About Sam. Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, N.Y., sponsored in part by the N.Y.S. Council on the Arts.
1983 The Anchorite. Installation in “Art in the Anchorage,” Brooklyn Anchorage of the Brooklyn Bridge, sponsored by Creative Time, Inc.
1982 Fight Grid Lock. Westbroadway Gallery, N.Y.
1980 Line of Sight. Westbroadway Gallery, N.Y.
1979 Domestic Impressions. The Alternate Space Gallery at Westbroadway, N.Y.
1978 The Baroque Rolodex–Part II. 112 Workshop, N.Y.; exhibit-performance collaboration.
The Baroque Rolodex. Westbroadway Gallery, N.Y.
1977 Passages of Time. The Alternate Space Gallery at Westbroadway, N.Y.
Group Shows (partial list)
2008 Art in the Public Sphere: Singular Works, Plural Possibilities, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
2005 Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit, Celebrating 20 years of Public Art, UBS Gallery, NYC.
City Art, projects from New York’s Percent for Art Program, Center for Architecture, NYC.
2000 Women’s Works, Arsenal Gallery, NYC Dept. of Parks
1994 Art En Route, MTA Arts for Transit, PaineWeber Art Gallery, New York
The Lure of the Local, Colorado University Art Galleries & UMC Fine Arts Center, Boulder, Co.
1992 Contemporary Wood Sculpture, The Brooklyn Museum
1978 The Great American Foot, Museum of Contemporary Crafts
Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York
The Brooklyn Museum, New York
The Nassau County Museum, New York
Fellowships and Awards
Public Art Network Conference; Year in Review for 2003, for “Almost Home,” done in collaboration with Kane Chanh Do.
Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, 1986
Publications (Partial list)
“What Might Have Been and What Has Been,” in Past Meets Present, ed. Jo Blatti, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987.
The Visit, published in conjunction with “The Visit,” 1986.
Fragments from the Journals of Charles Cooper, published in conjunction with “A Drop in the Bucket.”
What I Know About Sam, The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, N.Y., 1985
Excerpts from the Diaries of Agatha Muldoon, published in conjunction with “The Anchorite,” 1983.
Bloodworth, Sandra, Ayres, William, Along the Way, MTA Arts for Transit, The Monacelli Press New York, 2006.
Cohen, Michele, Public Art for Public Schools, The Monacelli Press, 2009.
Fleming, Ronald Lee, von Tscharner, Renata, Place Makers, Public Art That Tells You WhereYou Are, Harcourt Brace Jovanovish, Inc., 1987.
Heiferman, Marvin, ed., City Art, New York’s Percent for Art Program, Merrell, New York,2005.
Lippard, Lucy, On the Beaten Track, The New Press, New York, 1999.
The Lure of the Local, The New Press, New York, 1997.
The New Yorker, July 30, 1990, p. 6.
The Boston Globe, June 2, 1988, p. 86.
High Performance, #36, Number 4, 1986, p. 74.
The Oakland Tribune, September 12, 1986, p.
The Daily News, October 27, 1985, p. M 3.
The New Manhattan Review, October 1985, p. 9.
Syracuse Herald American, Stars Magazine, Syracuse, N.Y., May 19, 1985, p. 12.
Post-Standard, Syracuse, N.Y., April 30, 1985, p. .
Womanews, September, 1983, p. 14.
The Village Voice, August 23, 1983, p. .
The Village Voice, August 2, 1983, p. 74.
The New York Post, June 11, 1983, p. 13.
Newsday, June 3, 1983, p. 21.
The New York Times, May 27, 1983, p. C20.
Arts Magazine, September 1980.
The Soho Weekly News, February 13, 1980, p. 24.
Education and Personal
B. A. Harvard/Radcliffe
J.D. New York University Law School
Graphics courses, Pratt Graphics
Painting and Graphics, NYU School of Education