“I get a lot of joy from doing my art and if I can bring more joy to the world then I’m fulfilling my role as an artist.”

Ambiarts mural | beacon

This mural represents the light of the human spirit and celebrates the diversity of our community. These "ambi beings" are all unique and represent all ages, sizes, shapes, religions, races, genders and sexual orientation. Light does not discriminate, it shines upon all equally without wondering if it should. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that." - Dr. Martin Luther King
ambiarts mural, 8' x 92' located on Rt 9D and Beacon St. 

Most of my work is “ephemeral” so I document using photographs and taking video of the process and post to social media.
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Pictured: Musician  Jesse Stacken  Spirit of Beacon Day Parade

Pictured: Musician Jesse Stacken Spirit of Beacon Day Parade


Keys to Beacon is a community project to promote access to the arts and music for all citizens. Pianos are installed in public spaces around the City of Beacon.”

Participating artist 2017 & 2018

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“O+ Empowers communities to take control of their collective well being through art, music and wellness.”

Participating artist 2018

Exhibitions and Residencies


  • Dusklit interactive art festival AMBI SPECTRUMS participating artist, Sugarloaf, NY

  • TEDx Newburgh: Speaker, Newburgh, NY

  • Dutchess County Tourism, AMBI SPECTRUMS Times Square, NYC

  • Collaborative Symmetry at Fulmar Elementary School, Mahopac, NY

  • Spontaneous Symmetry solo exhibition First Village Coffee, Ossining, NY

  • Spontaneous Symmetry solo exhibition Crafted Kup, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • AWARDEE Clara Lou Gould Fund, Beacon, NY


  • “In Search of Imagination”, performing artist at Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

  • “When My Soul Speaks”, drawing performance w/ Poet Gold, Gallery 40 Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Synchronicity” 4 women 4 perspectives, Gallery 40, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Keys to the City participating artist, Beacon, NY

  • Spontaneous Symmetry exhibit and performance, BEAHIVE, Beacon, NY

  • Windows on Main participating artist, Beacon, NY

  • Performing Artist O+ Festival Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Joint Exhibition of International Artists 2018 at Mid-Hudson Heritage Center - Poughkeepssie, NY

  • AMBIARTS Mural Second Saturday performance collaboration w/ dance and spoken word artists, Beacon, NY

  • AMBIARTS Mural - Beacon, NY

  • Performing artist at Art & Hustle, Image Gallery - NYC

  • "Art Battle" performing artist at Crwn Gallery - Poughkeepsie, NY


  • "Ambi Works" solo exhibition at Hudson Beach Glass Gallery, Beacon, NY

  • "Word Alchemy" solo exhibition at Beacon Bread Company, Beacon, NY

  • “Spontaneous Symmetry” solo exhibition at Milkweed Gallery, Sugarloaf, NY

  • Keys to the City Beacon participating artist. Beacon, NY

  • Windows on Main Street - Beacon, NY participating artist

  • Artist Residency with Beacon Independent Film Festival

  • “Word Alchemy” Solo Exhibition at Center for Creative Education, Beacon, NY

  • “Word Alchemy” Solo Exhibition at First Village Coffee, Ossining, NY


  • “Word Alchemy” Solo Exhibition at Robeson Gallery, Peekskill, NY

  • Contributing artist in “Word” Exhibition at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

2012 - 2015

  • Artist Residency at The Falcon live performance of “Spontaneous Symmetry” with live “Symmetry Music” composed by Guillermo Klein. Marlboro, NY

  • Exhibition "Spontaneous Symmetry" at Land Yoga Studio. Harlem NY

  • Exhibition "Claiming Space" a two women show. Red Hook, NY

  • "Art as Fashion" performance collaboration with artist Jaanika Peerna and beatboxer Michael Feigenbaum. Cold Spring, NY