Artist's Statement
Critical Review

  2015 Installation: Don't Tread on Me, Video: Blue Fig; Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Sculpture: Something in the Water, Economic Wonderland; Porch Gallery, Ojai, CA
Sculpture: Something in the Water; Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
Installation: Continental Drift, Embroidery: Daffodility, Barnsdall/LA Municipal Art Gallery, LA, CA


Installation: Remembering and Forgetting; Governor’s Island Art Fair, NYC
Installation: Remembering and Forgetting; Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA (Cancelled after installation, read more on website description)
Painting: Endless: Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods, IL and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA



Sculpture/Fiber: Hormonics, Bruce Galleries, Edinboro Univeristy, Edinboro, PA
Fiber: Daffodility, Sustaining Systems, Locus, Pittsburgh, PA
Installation: Cloud, Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, Pittsburgh, PA
Installation/Fiber:Continental Drift; Hormonics; Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA



Sculpture/Fiber/Performance: Donkey Bag, Something in the Water, Swarm documentation, International Contemporary Fabrikartgrup Festival Mustafapasa, Turkey
Gyre, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh
Fiber: Napkin, Cyberfeast III, Kitchen Gallery, Park National Bank Art Gallery, Clermont College, University of Cincinatti, Ohio
Installation: Grace Period, Future Tenant, Pittsburgh, PA



Installation: SOS: Message in a Bottle, First Night, Pittsburgh, PA
: Something in the Water, Aashe 2011 Sustainability Conference, D. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Installation/Fiber: Where the Bee Sucks, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh
Installation: Swarm, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Relief Collage: Giant Floater Mussel, Reflections: Homage to Dunkard
Creek, Jackson Kelly Gallery, Morgantown, West Virginia
Drawing: Economic Wonderland, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA        
Installation/Fiber: Promise, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA 
Sculpture/Fiber: Something in the Water, American Jewish Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Installation: Late Anthropocene, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Fiber: Boycode, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA



Installation/Fiber: Promise, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Installation/Fiber: Continental Drift, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Installation/Fiber: Just Add Water, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.



Installation/Fiber: Continental Drift, world map made of clothing labels collected at Interventionist exhibition at MASS MoCA, MUSA, Raliegh, North Carolina
Installation: Art of Conversation, life-size cartoons of recycled material, Tap into Art, Pittsburgh



Installation: Bullies in Our Woods, invasive vines, video, audio, trash, from city parks, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Fiber: Fruit for All Seasons, orange rinds, Styrofoam peanuts, crochet thread, Fe Arts Gallery
Installation: Invisible Bridge, baling wire, chewing gum, rubber bands, letters from newspaper,Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh
Fiber: Bread, assemblage, Artini, Pittsburgh
Sculpture/Fiber: Harm’s Way, hand-embroidery on cotton and vintage fabric, action-figure. Brew House, Pittsburgh
Performance: As-Is Project, represented by digital photos of participants, Brew House, Pittsburgh
Fiber: In the Folds, hand embroidery, appliqué and beads on felt, American Jewish Museum, Pittsburgh
Installation: Why Doesn’t Somebody Do Something?, stickseed on t shirt with branches, Brew House, Pittsburgh



Installation: Imagine-Knits, knitted charts, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh
Installation: Psyche’s Secret, seed and grain, DCAC Gallery, Washington DC



Video: Big Steel/Little Steel, 16 minute documentary of Talya Baharal residency, Spaces, Pittsburgh
Video: U-Turn on Black Street, 17 minute documentary / kids under house arrest build sculpture garden with recycled materials, Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh



Installation: Psyche’s Secret, text from grain and seed, Mattress Factory, Sound: Cardio-Guide Tour, sensor, headset, circuit board
Installation: Agrobics, video, mixed media;  Pittsburgh Biennial, Biennial, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh
Fiber: Traumatic Scarf, knitted text; and Ground Force, hand embroidery; Fe Gallery



Fiber: Leisure Suit #1, hand-embroidery on leisure suit, Strands of Fabrication, Fe Gallery
Drawing: To Die For, colored pencil on paper, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh



Fiber: Boy Code, solo exhibition, embroidery, Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh
Video: How to Apologize to a Seal, 7 mins
LIfe and Death the Art of Keiko Miyamori, 15 mins  
Film Festival: Film des Forets, Chateauroux, France
Video: Magic Penny Garden Stories,Persephone Project, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts,WQE D, ON Q,excerpts aired, June
Video: The 40th Anniversary of Dor Hadash: An Oral History, Director, teen project, screened at Dor Hadash 40th Anniversary Celebration  
Installation: Muscle to Media,  2003 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, Award of Merit



Installation: Muscle to Media, “Care vs. Cure: Healing the Environment”, Pump House, Pittsburgh
Sculpture: S-M-L , mixed media, Mandala Healing the Environment”, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts


  2013 Residency: Sites of Passage project ‘Walls, Barriers, and Citizenship’ with artists in Israel
Commission: For the Work of Community, sanctuary tapestries for Congregation Dor Hadash, Pittsburgh, PA
  2012 Commission: Gyre, recycling station for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Residency: Babayan Culture House, Ibrahimpasa, Cappadocia , Turkey
Residency: Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
  2011 Resolution Sculpture: SOS Message in a Bottle, First Night/ interactive eco-resolution public sculpture, Pittsburgh, PA
  2010 Residency: Schloss Pluschow, Mecklenberg, Germany
Award: Continental Drift, “Interplay” exhibition curated by Eric Shiner, acting director Warhol Museum; Best Use of Materials
Commission: Where are We Going for Dinner?, “After Oil”, Platform3, Munich. Germany
  2009 Fellowship: Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA., Fellowship/Vira I Heinz Endowment
  2008 Residency: Tough Art Program, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Fiber: In the Folds, Jewish American Museum, Pittsburgh
Video: Moving Metal, documentary about a metal artist’s residency with disaffected high school students. Pittsburgh Center for Arts
  2007 Video: Out of the Box, School/ Society for Contemporary Craft
Residency: Distillery Group, artist residency at Brew House
Memorial  Sculpture Garden, Welcoming Butterflies. Bentworth Elementary School, Bentleyville, PA
  2006 Zine: Andy Warhol Museum in conjunction with “F-Word”(feminism) exhibition
Residency: Trees/ Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, Wilkinsburg Elementary, Wilkinsburg, PA
Residency: African Arts video documentation, Sto-Rox Middle School, McKees Rocks, PA
  2004 Fellowship: Individual Creative Artist Fellowship for media arts,
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts      
Residency: Dream Community, Taipei, Taiwan
Video: Big Steel, Little Steel, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh
  2003 Video: U-Turn on Black Street, PA Council on the Arts
Video: Life and Death: The Art of Keiko Miyamori, Contemporary Craft
Installation: Muscle to Media /Award of Merit, Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Exhibition
Video: May 25, 2001, Finalist, Film Kitchen-Kitchen Theme Mini Festival Screening, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh
  2002 Video: Director, teen documentary video, Congregation Dor Hadash history project, Pittsburgh


  2012 “A Plarn Plan”, Interweave Crochet, Summer 2012, Betsy Greer
“In the EVENT That Art Occurs”, Journal of Visual Arts Research, Deleuze & Guattari Special Edition, Charles Garoian
  2011 Something in the Water: Crocheters recycle plastic bags into a reef of awareness” Interweave Crochet, Winter 2011, Sharon Zientra
"Artists and Environmental Change: the Elusive Power of Contemporary Art", Artes Magazine, October 14, 2011, Elaine King
"Mattress Factory installations look at process, collaboration" Trib
Live, April 10, 2011, Kurt Shaw
“2010 top 10 list not big enough to hold art critic’s favorites,” Post-Gazette, January 5, 2011 – Mary Thomas
  2010 “Interplay puts many parts in play”, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 7
“Creating fluid transitions of art at Associated Artist of Pittsburgh’s   
 Centennial”, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 1
  2009 “Wendy Osher at Fe Gallery”, City Paper website, January 13
  2008 "Kid Tested”, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 18
“Program Pushes participants to new levels”, Tribune Review, April 20
“Exhibition tells life stories through art” , Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 30
“Sharpsburg Artist depicts refugee’s hope”, The Herald, March 20
  2006 “Pinchitters show hits to all fields”, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, July 12
  2005 Reviews/Northeast, Art Papers, Nov/Dec, p.55
“Fear Fills the halls of Fe Gallery”, Pittsbugh Tribune Review, April 28 “Pittsburgh Center for the Arts opens its latest Biennial”, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, May 5
Invited artist: Beautiful/Decay, issue j;  “recommended”, full-page painting,
  2004 “Strands of Fabrication, Fiberart International 2004”, Fiber Arts, Sept/Oct, pp 52-53
“Fabric on the Edge”, Pittsburgh City Paper, April 14-21, p.35
“Fiber art exhibitions stretching across city stretch genre”, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 28, p.1
  2003 “Artist frames boys’ feelings and struggles”, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,  Nov. 22, p.C-6
“Mother and Child Collaboration”, Pulp Magazine, Nov. 20-27, p.21



2006 – 2013

Documentary Video Instructor: visiting artist programs in area schools


2006 – 2013

Teacher Workshop Instructor, Lincoln Center Aesthetic Education  through Gateway to the Arts, Pittsburgh


2003 – 2013

Teaching Artist, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Roster Artist
Gateway to the Arts (Lincoln Center Aesthetic Education)



Associate Curator of Education; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA



Children’s Program Assistant and Museum Studio Teacher, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA



Arts Educator, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA and Holy Rosary, African-American Catholic School, Pittsburgh, PA



Arts and Crafts Instructor for elderly in convalescent homes, PROJECT SARR, San Diego, CA


Bachelor of Arts; Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, Art/Religion, 1971
Teacher Certification, K-12, Art: Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1978