Since my immigration to Canada in 1970 from the United States I have worked as a photographer, educator, and critic. I use large format photography to explore either personal relationships or cultural values. Whether I photograph people or uninhabited spaces, I attempt to map the inner landscape of emotions as well as describe specific places. Interior architecture functions in my photographs as the material expression of conscious and unconscious human intent; discovering private mysteries which are hidden behind the public exterior of buildings has been a driving force in much of my work.
My work has been exhibited in many public and private galleries. Solo shows have toured across Canada to Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton. My photographs have been presented in many national group exhibitions as well as international venues in Italy, France, and Portugal. Major exhibitions have taken place at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal (1992) and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa (1995). Exhibitions, with publications, include the “Convent Series” at the Musée d’Art de Joliette (1998), the “Convent Series” at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona (2000), “Dialogues d’intérieurs” at the Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi, Belgium (2001), “Presenze/Assenze” in Rome (2002), and “Collèges et Couvents” at the Château d’Eau in Toulouse (2003).
My work has been supported by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, including the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Concordia University Part-time Faculty Professional Development Fund. I was awarded residencies in Paris (Canada Council 2000), in Rome (Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec 2002) and Basel (Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec 2008).
I have prints in many public collections: the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the National Archives of Canada, the Ryerson University School of Image Arts, the McCord Museum in Montreal, the Musée d’Art de Joliette, the Encontros da Imagen in Portugal, the Château d’Eau in Toulouse, the Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi, the Art Bank in Ottawa, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery in Kingston, the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, the Edmonton Art Gallery.