Cambridge, MA – Dale was born in Buffalo, NY and has spent most of her life in Upstate New York. After 25 years as a Clinical Social Worker, she received her Bachelors Degree in Studio Art in 2006 and her MFA from Rutgers in 2010. She is now living and working in Boston. Dale is a painter and printmaker whose interest is in the post-industrial landscape of the Northeast United States as a microcosm of what is happening to our country and most of the developed world. She is interested in the concept of entropy and how it affects contemporary life. Working on boundary of abstraction and realism, she transforms her world in order to delve into it deeper emotionally and let the viewer bring his or her preconceptions to it.
Dale has exhibited in group shows throughout the US and has had a two-person show in Rochester, NY. She has won a number of awards and scholarships, including two scholarships at Rutgers and several prizes in juried shows. Dan Bischoff, of the Newark Star Ledger called Dale’s work “stunning.” Dale has also been chosen to participate in two juried portfolios, the Syracuse University MFA portfolio and the Purdue University “Disguise” portfolio. Dale has been awarded a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and has received an Artists Grant.