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ACADEMIC STUDIES

B.A. – Psychology and Sociology – U.C.L.A.

M.A. – Clinical Art Psychotherapy – Immaculate Heart College

Ph.D. – Psychoanalysis – Psychoanalytic Center of California

 

ART STUDIES

California State University Northridge – undergraduate and graduate studies

Art Center College of Design

U.C.L.A. Extension

Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, Maine

Santa Fe Photography Workshops, New Mexico

Los Angeles Center of Photgraphy, Los Angeles

Personal photography mentor: Ken Merfeld, Culver City.

Private photography and art studio instruction

[Workshop instructors have included: Joyce Tenneson, Arno Minkkinen, Mary Ellen Mark, Sean Kernan, Harvey Stein, Amy Arbus, Cig Harvey, John Goodman, Todd Hido, Elizabeth Opalenik, Bobbi Lane, Stephen Shafer.]

WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL - Charter Member

LOS ANGELES CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY- Charter Member

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Los Angeles Center of Photography Juried Exhibition, 2014

LA County Psychological Association, Mirrors of the Mind 3, 2014

Studio Channel Islands Art Center Exhibition, 2014

Photo LA - Women in Photography International, Santa Monica, 2013

LA County Psychological Association, Mirrors of the Mind 2- Juried Exhibition, 2013

Photo LA - Women in Photography International, Santa Monica, 2012

Face Deep – Portraits, New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, 2012

Photo LA - Women in Photography International, Santa Monica, 2011

Photo LA - Women in Photography International, Santa Monica, 2010

Faces of Aging Around the Globe – Belmont Village, Encino, 2006

The Power of Aging – Gelabert Studio Gallery, New York, 2002

Faces of Aging – American Medical Directors Association, San Diego, 2002

After 75: In Celebration of the Human Spirit - Westside Jewish Community  Center, Los Angeles, 2001

Dignity of Aging – Milken Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA 2001

Faces of Aging – The Living Room Gallery, Santa Monica, 2000

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Women in Photography International - Juror's Choice Special Recognition, 2013

B&W Spider Awards Nominee, 2014

Black and White Magazine - Single Image award (2 images) 2013

International Fine Art Photography Competition – Jurors Award of Merit, 2012

Black and White Spider Awards – Nominee Honor, 2012

Women in Photography International – Honorable Mention, 2012

Black and White Magazine – Single Image award, 2012

Black and White Magazine – Single Image award, 2011

Women in Photography International – Honorable Mention, 2010

Women in Photography International – Third Place Award – 2008
 

PUBLICATIONS

Black and White Magazine, Issue #95, 2 images, February 2013

Black and White Magazine, Issue #88, February 2012

Black and White Magazine, Special Issue, October 2012

The Light Relaxes into Evening, poetry by Kendall Merriam, 2012

History of India by Stanley Wolpert, PhD, Oxford Univ. Press 2007

Journal of American Medical Directors Association, cover photo, March 2003

Journal of American Medical Directors Association, cover photo, January 2001

Journal of American Medical Directors Association, cover photo, Sept. 2001

Journal of American Medical Directors Association, cover photo, Nov. 2001