I was born in Naples, Italy, but have spent most of my life in the U.S., particularly NYC, and most recently, my time has been accumulating in Los Angeles. Two members of my family are professional classical musicians (you’ll hear them play in some of my short films). The other is who I got my visual artistic gene from. It’s hard to escape one’s heritage, so I’m indulging it here.
And a few more, less important details:
Year of birth:
Barnard College, Columbia University
B.A., Oriental Studies (East Asian concentration – China)
1989, magna cum laude
Largely self-taught, plus classes in: life drawing (Art Students League), painting and sculpture (Columbia University), basic jewelry making, repousse, etching, enameling, lost wax casting (92nd Street Y, Parsons School of Design, Art School of The Austin Museum of Art)