Artist Statement

My work is about the dream world. I get many ideas from my dreams. I want the viewer to determine his or her own interpretation of my work. We all have our own subconscious thoughts, so everyone views my work in his or her own way. Our subconscious thoughts come together for a brief moment while viewing art.

Bio

A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graduate of Purdue University, Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Humanities and Fine Art. I have studied under twenty plus artists in the last five years including: Joe Bova, Peter Rubino, Chris Riccardo, Ron Korczynski, Debbie Weinstein and Brian Somerville.

Studied sculpture in Florence, Italy and Paris, France. Lived in Puerto Rico for four months, traveled to Greece, England, France, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica. All of these places have had an influence on my work, from the bright colors of Mexico, Costa Rica and the Islands to the robustness of the sculpture in France and Italy.

Upcoming Events

2014 – Boca Museum of Art, 63rd Annual All Florida Juried Competition & Exhibition, Boca Raton, FL.
Aug. 10th through Oct. 18th. Video “Dreaming”

Awards

2010 Peoples Choice Award, Broome Street Gallery New York, NY “Hands”

Shows

2014 – “Bronze and Paint” – A Two Woman Show, Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts, 510 Northwood Rd., West Palm Beach, Fl.  January 17th through January 31st., “Andre”, “Aurora”, “Dreamer”, “Eve”, “Hands”, “Trophy Wife”,  “Unbridled”, “Unbridled With Colors”

2013 – “Red Dot Miami”, Vivid Arts Network, Booth D109, Miami, Fl., December 3rd through December 8th, “Hands”, “Trophy Wife”, “Dreamer”

2013 – Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, International Contemporary Masters VI Show, Las
Vegas, Nevada, September 21st through November 16, 2013.  “Andre”, “Eve”.

2013 – “Crossing People”, Florence Design Week, Exhibition Vivid Arts Network & ARTtour International, Florence, Italy, May 20th through May 26th, “Hands”, “Eve” and “Dreamer”.

2012 – “Red Dot Miami”, World Wide Art Books, International Contemporary Masters
Gallery, Booth #C112, Miami, Fl. December 4th through December 9th,
“Hands”

2012 – “Cutting Edge” Masters of Contemporary Art, Vivid Arts Network, Florence, Italy.
December 1st through December 10th, “Dreamer”, “Flying Vaginas Mobile”,
“Hands”, “Hands 2″ and “Penis On Wheels”

2012 – “Collective Exhibition”, Agora Gallery, New York, NY. November 1st through
November 21st. “Andre”, “Aurora”, “Dreamer”, “Eve”, “Hands”, “Trophy Wife”,
“Unbridled” and “Unbridled With Colors”.

2012 – “Limitless Expressions” Exhibition Vivid Arts Network, Toronto, Canada July 17th
through July 29th, “Trophy Wife”, “Penis On Wheels”, “Flying Vaginas Mobile”

2012 – “Earth Vortices”, Exhibition Vivid Arts Network, Ferrara, Italy. May 12th through
May 19th, “Hands”, “Hands 2″, “Dreamer”, Penis On Wheels” and “Flying
Vaginas Mobile”

2012 – “Unbound Perspectives”, Agora Gallery, New York, NY, March 6th through
March 27th, “Hands”, “Trophy Wife”, “Unbridled”, “Dreamer” and “Eve”.

2012 – “A Retrospective”, Exhibition Vivid Arts Network, Florence, Italy. March 1st
through March 10th, “Hands”, “Dreamer”, “Eve”.

2011 – Solo Exhibition, Hennevelt’s Gallery and Gifts, 510 Northwood Road, West Palm
Beach, Fl. Nov. 17th, 6 pm to 11 pm

2011 – “Stretching The Boundaries”, Loft Studio – Craft Gallery, West Palm Beach, Fl.
April 22nd through May17th, “Penis On Wheels”

2011 – “Nude Nite Orlando”, 503 West Grant Street Orlando, Fl Feb. 10th through Feb 12th. “Eve”, “Unbridled”

2011 – “Nude Nite Tampa”, 1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa, Fl, March 3rd through March 5th, “Eve”, “Unbridled”

2010 – “The Myth of Power”, 1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Fl October 16th through
November 12th, “Penis On Wheels”

2010 – “Real People”, Woodstock, Il August 28th through September 26th, “Hands”

2010 – “ONE”, Studio 1608. West Palm Beach, Fl. November 27th through December
17th, “Dreamer”

2010 – Boca Museum of Art, 59th Annual All Florida Juried Competition &
Exhibition, June 22nd through August 10th. “Trophy Wife”

2010 – “La Dolce Vita, Impressions Of Italy” Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY,
March 23rd through April 4th, “Hands”

2009 – “Words and Works”, Juried, LK Mix Gallery, West Palm Beach, Fl June 2009
“Hands”

2009 – “Faces, Faces, All Over The Places”, Craft Gallery, West Palm Beach, Fl.
December 5th through December 12th, “Dreamer”

2009 – Boca Museum of Art, 58th Annual All Florida Juried Competition & Exhibition, June 10th through August 30th “Eve”

2008 – Armory Art Center, Student Show, West Palm Beach, Fl. “Penis On Wheels”

2007 – Armory Art Center, Student Show, West Palm Beach, Fl. “Eve”

2005 – Armory Art Center, Student Show, West Palm Beach, Fl. “Bosom Bunny”

Museums

2013 – Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, International Contemporary Masters VI Show, Las Vegas, NV. September 21st through November 16th. “Andre”, “Eve”  www.snmfa.com

2010 – Boca Museum of Art, 59th Annual, All Florida Juried Competition & Exhibition, June 22 through August 10th. “Trophy Wife” www.bocamuseum.org

2009 – Boca Museum of Art, 58th Annual, All Florida Juried Competition & Exhibition, June 10th through August 30th. “Eve” www.bocamuseum.org

Collections

Private collection – California

Private collection – Florida

Private collection – Florida

Private collection – Florida

Private collection – Greece

Private collection – Nevada

Representation

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.com

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts
510 Northwood Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
www.hennevelts.com

Vivid Arts Network
Vivid Arts Network of New York
www.vividartsnetwork.com

World Wide Art Books, Inc.
www.wwab.us
www.artavita.com

Resources

Featured in “ARTtour International Magazine”, Septiembre 2013 En Espanol
www.arttourinternational.com

Featured in “ARTtour International Magazine”, July 2013
www.arttourinternational.com

Featured in “ARTtour International Magazine”, May 2013
Florence Design Week – Special Issue
www.arttourinternational.com

Featured in “ATIM’S Top 60″ May 2013
Masters of Contemporary Art 2013
www.arttourinternational.com

Featured in “ARTtour International Anniversary Issue Magazine”, January 2013
www.arttourinternational.com

Featured in “International Contemporary Masters”, Volume 6, World Wide Art
Books, Inc., November 2012. www.wwab.us

Featured in “ARTisSpectrum Magazine”, Volume 28, November 2012
www.artisspectrum.com

Featured in “ARTtour International Magazine” October 2012
www.arttourinternational.com

Featured in “ARTisSpectrum Magazine”, Volume 27, May 2012
www.artisspectrum.com

Featured in “ARTtour International Magazine”, February 2012
www.arttourinternational.com

Featured in “ARTtour International Magazine”, December 2011
www.arttourinternational.com

Featured in “ARTisSpectrum Magazine”, Volume 26, November 2011
www.artisspectrum.com

“The Major Works 2005 – 2010 of Cheri Mittermaier”, Durga Garcia – Photographer
www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2519663