My current artistic practice is informed by my first career as a research scientist in speech and linguistics. After earning a Ph.D. in Brain and Language, I worked as a research scientist in computer speech recognition and speech synthesis at Texas Instruments (Dallas), AT&T Bell Laboratories (Murray Hill, NJ), and Unisys Corporation (Philadelphia). But throughout my speech science career, I was always drawing and painting.
While working at Bell Labs, I became interested in the expressive potential of computers, and at the same time, I was studying painting and drawing at the Art Students’ League in New York. Later, I left speech research for a career in art and, in 1998, graduated from the full time 4-year program in painting and printmaking at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Since then, I have made my artwork by combining my traditional art training with my computer skills.
My work is in collections in the U.S. and Europe, including:
The Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS) at the University of Pennsylvania
The Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania
The Department of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania
The Kemp Center for the Arts in Wichita Falls, Texas
Numerous private collections.