Community Engagement

On-going · Opening the Edge. A socially engaged project, working with residents and neighbors of Lillian Wald Houses in the Lower East Side, to redesign, and make usable, a now fenced green space at the edge of the development. Project supported by the Design Trust for Public Space with the cooperation of the New York City Housing Authority.

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, 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 Site-Specific Projects

2013 · Lost and Found, Commissioned by MTA for show “On Time” as part of celebration of the Centennial of Grand Central Terminal.

1998–2013 · Halloween Impalements, the Toll of Time. Annual temporary installations, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

1991 · On Reflection, for 25th Reunion, Harvard/Radcliffe Class 1966, Harvard University Libraries.

1990 · Clairelune de Mirabeau, performance-installation for re-opening of Prospect Park Carousel, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1990 · 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.

1989 · Star Series. A series of one-day sculpture-performances using seasonal materials in N.Y.C. parks.

1988 · All this and Heaven Too, in group show, Altered Sites, Fairmont Park, Philadelphia, Pa.

1988 · ...Which was Accordingly by Mr. Graves Measured out unto Them; commissioned by Cambridge Arts Council and Unihab, Cambridge, Mass.

1988 · Rawson, Tabooed, Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, N.Y.

1987 · The Pumpkin House, very temporary installation, South Street Seaport Pumpkin Festival, sponsored by Organization of Independent Artists.

1987 · Aged, Decrepit, and Worn-out, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, N.Y., sponsored by Organization of Independent Artists.

1986 · The Visit, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, Ca.

1985 · A Drop in the Bucket, sculpture and text, Collect Pond Park, N.Y., sponsored by Creative Time, Inc.

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.

1984 · Reflections, Battery Park, N.Y., sponsored by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

1983 · The Anchorite, in “Art in the Anchorage,” Brooklyn Anchorage of the Brooklyn Bridge, sponsored by Creative Time, Inc.

1982 · Bloomsborough, Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn, N.Y., sponsored by Public Art Fund and Rotunda Gallery.

One-woman Shows

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

1978 · The Baroque Rolodex, Westbroadway Gallery, N.Y.

1977 · Passages of Time, The Alternate Space Gallery at Westbroadway, N.Y.

Group Shows (partial list)

2012 · Brooklyn Go, Open Studios sponsored by Brooklyn Museum

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.

2005 · 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

1994 · 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

Museum Collections

  • 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.


  • B. A. Harvard/Radcliffe
  • J.D. New York University Law School
  • Graphics courses, Pratt Graphics
  • Painting and Graphics, NYU School of Education