While living on the coast of Maine, in 2013, I began to focus exclusively on painting and studied with Steve Aimone in Thomaston, Maine.  Later, upon my return to the Hudson Valley in NY I took workshops at the Woodstock School of Art,  and participated in marathons and courses at the New York Studio School of painting and sculpture in NYC with Fran O’Neill and John Lees. But, mostly I am self-taught.

A solo exhibition of my paintings "FULL CIRCLE" will be exhibited at Triangle Gallery in Rockland, Maine in August 2023.   "SHAPE OF A LANGUAGE", a solo show at First Street Gallery in NYC took place in February 2023.  In 2021 "RAW INK - BLUE PAINT" solo show was exhibited at Five Points Gallery, Torrington CT.   Additional paintings were part of group shows in Chelsea, NYC,  Sonoma County, CA,  and in the Hudson Valley.  I am represented by Galley Lulo in Healdsburg, CA, where a solo exhibition is scheduled for April 2024. My paintings are included in private collections in the US and abroad.

Born in Tel Aviv and raised there and in London, I worked in television production in advertising (in London) and then for CBS News in Tel Aviv during the peace process of the historic visit of President Saadat to Jerusalem. In 1979 moved to NYC and worked on the Foreign Desk at CBS News in New York and as a researcher for Universe show with Walter Cronkite.

A passion for the art of jewelry led me to begin creating wearable objects in 1984. For over three decades my work was widely exhibited, published and sold nationally and abroad, garnering awards and grants. In 2007 I was a NYFA (NY Foundation for the Arts) fellow and in 2011 a juror for NYFA sculpture/Craft category. I was the curator of the “500 Silver Jewelry Designs” book published by Lark Books/Sterling Publishing in 2011 and a contributor to many other jewelry design publications.

Now back in the Hudson Valley I paint in my studio in Kingston NY.


2013 - to date Full-time studio practice - painting and works on paper.

1985 – 2012 Full-time studio art jeweler and sculptor.


NYFA 2011 - Juror/Panelist - Sculpture and Crafts Fellowships

NYFA 2007 - New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship - crafts

Lark Books - Juror/Curator - 500 Silver Jewelry Designs, 2011

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation - Artist In Residence, SCC, Pittsburgh 2005

Art Farm Sculpture Grant - Women’s Studio Workshop, 2002

Best of Show - Crafts at the Castle, Boston, 2006

Best of Jewelry, Sausalito Arts Festival, 2007

Best of Show – Jewelry- American Craft Council, San Francisco 2004

solo exhibitions

2023 Triangle Gallery, Rockland, ME

    First Street Gallery, Chelsea, NYC

    Gallery Lulo, Healdsburg, CA (April '24)

2021 Five Points Gallery, Torrington CT

2018 ARTBAR Gallery, Kingston NY

(two person painting show with Gene Gnida)

2010 The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008 Jewelerswerk Galerie, Washington DC

2006 Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

2005 Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2002 Obsidian Gallery, Tucson AZ

2001 Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale NY

2001 Good Goods, Sautauket MI

2000 Objects of Desire, Louisville KY

2000 Boulder Coop Gallery, Boulder CO

1996 Objects of Desire, Louisville KY

1996 Nicolai Gallery, Columbus OH

1994 Sheila Nussbaum Gallery, Millburn NJ

1992 Nancy Sachs Gallery, St. Louis MO

1991 Gallery 500, small craft warnings, Elkins Park

selected group exhibitions

2022  Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

2021  Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea NYC. Connections V Invitational

2020  Kingston Annual2020 - Kingston NY

2020  First Street Gallery, Chelsea, NYC - 9 X19 select group exhibition.

2019  The Lockwood Gallery, Hurley NY - Into The Color

2019  Gallery Lulo, Healdsburg CA - paintings represented in Bay Area.

2014  From Seed to Sheet, Columbia College, chicago IL

2011  Geography - Exhibition, Art Jewelry Forum, Seattle SNAG

2010  SOFA NY - Charon Kransen Arts

2008  SOFA Chicago - Pistachios Gallery

2009  SOFA NY and Santa Fe - Charon Kransen Arts

2007  SOFA Chicago - Pistachios gallery

     Ohio Craft Museum - Nature/Culture

2007  Morris Museum, Morristown NJ - Nature/Culture

2006  Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz NY Anxious Objects

2005  SOFA Chicago. Pistachios Gallery

      De Novo Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

      Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh PA Nature /Culture

      Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA 500 Necklaces

      Endicott College, Endicott, MA, From Seed to Sheet

      New Jersey College of Art, NJ From Seed to Sheet

      SOFA NY- Jewelerswerk Galerie

      Shaw Jewelry Gallery, ME, Spiral Forms

      American Craft Gallery, Cleveland, SNAG Conference

      Brookfield Craft Center, CT Translucence

2004   American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA, From Seed to Sheet

      Clemson University, Clemson, NC, From Seed to Sheet,

      Marist College, Women Studio Workshop 

            Art Farm 3 person Grant show- From Seed To Sheet.          

2002   Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica NY 

            Material Explorations

      Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus OH, Transformation 3

      Martina & Co., Providence RI

      Taboo Studio, San Diego CA

2001   Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh PA

            Raphael Prize Competition Show, Transformation

      Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan MI

      Martina & Co., Providence RI

      Widney Moore Gallery, Portland OR

2000   Thomas Mann Gallery, New Orleans LA

      Obsidian Gallery, Tucson AZ

      SNAG Conference, St. Louis MO, SNAG Links

1999   Objects of Desire, Louisville KY

      Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan MI, Treasures

1998   Langman Gallery, Willow Grove PA

      Objects of Desire, Louisville KY

      Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan MI, Treasures

1996   Sheila Nussbaum Gallery, Milburn NJ

      Elena Zang Gallery, Shady NY

      Donskoj & Co. Kingston NY


Kingston Annual2020 - Exhibition catalog

From Seed To Sheet, 2014 Exhibition catalog, Columbia College, Chicago IL

500 Silver Jewelry Designs, Lark Books, 2011 Juror/Curator

Geography exhibition catalog 2011 - published by Art Jewelry Forum

Best of 500 Jewelry, Lark Books, 2011

Metalsmith Magazine, Review 2009

Metalsmith Magazine, Exhibition in Print 2009

500 Pendants and Lockets, Lark Books 2008

500 Necklaces, Lark Books, Fall 2006

ArtJewelry Now, by Donna Meilach, Schiffer Books 2004

The Metalsmith Book of Boxes and Lockets, by Tim McCreight, 

    Hand Books Press, 1999

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept 2006 Review

American Craft Magazine, Oct/Nov 2006

American Craft Magazine, June/July 2005 Review

Nature/Culture Catalog – Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, 2006

Big Steel-Little Steel - Video 

    on Talya’s sculpture project in Pittsburgh, 2005

Pittsburgh Tribune Review, January 2005

Hand papermaking Magazine, Summer 2003

Seed to Sheet, show catalog and essay WSW workshop, Rosendale NY

Transformations 3, Raphael Prize catalog, 

     Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh

Binnewater Tides, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, featured article

education self taught.

born Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Live and work in the Hudson Valley, NY