Born in Smithtown, NY
Lives and works in Seattle, WA
I consider the imagery in my work to be a private symbolism. My shapes and forms are born from my imagination and from referencing the world around me. I think of each painting as a vignette capturing a moment, experience, interaction, or feeling. I paint things that can’t necessarily be described in words and things that can’t be seen, like energy. I’m interested in how a specific place, space, thing, object, or even person can have its meaning or identity formed by its surrounding. In each painting, I try to achieve harmony between the playful weightless shapes and structured forms. I strive to create work that is playful, bold and balanced.
Artist Bio / CV
MFA Visual Art, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
BFA Printmaking, B.A. Art History, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
McCallister Hall Gallery at The Mount, Seattle, WA (solo exhibition)
Texas National, Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX
Abstract Observations, Arts West, Seattle, WA
A Chair Affair, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Group Exhibition, Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY
10x10x10xTieton, Mighty Tieton, Tieton, WA
Palace of Thunder, no. 2 Print Shop, Portland, OR
Introductions, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
Gimme Baby Robots, Spacecraft, Seattle, WA
Gimme Baby Robots IV, Evo, Seattle, WA
Water Drawings, Tauk, Montauk, NY
Invisible Infrastructure, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY (solo exhibition)
25 Broad, Cetra Ruddy, New York, NY
Out Like a Lamb, Church Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Minus More, Setton Hall Law School, Newark, NJ
Sweet Baby Meat, OneTen Gallery, Madison, WI
Twinning, Naidre’s, Brooklyn, NY (solo exhibition)
Thesis Exhibition, MGSA Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ (solo exhibition)
The Odds, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Dimensions, Shane House Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Southern Graphics Conference Print Exhibition, MGSA Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
Graduate Exhibition, MGSA, New Brunswick, NJ
SELECTED AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
Art Projects Award, 4Culture, Seattle, WA
Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Artist in Residence, Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
Fellowship, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown, NJ
Grant, Change Inc., Captiva, FL
Grant, Artist’s Fellowship Inc, New York, NY
2012 Ellgood, Anne. New American Paintings No. 97, Pacific Coast.
2010 Price, Dan. Visual Overture Magazine, Fall issue, p. 14-15.
2010 Gillingham-Ryan, Maxwell. “Spotlight on Lydia Bassis,” Apartment Therapy, July 14.
2005 Binstock, Jonathan. New American Paintings No. 57, Mid-Atlantic.