It started with a painting. It was Titian’s Venus and Adonis. “Write what you see,” my college art history professor said to me. With those four words she ignited a fire within me that would drive my career both as a writer, and as an art historian. I have a passion for telling stories. Words, for me, are like the brush strokes of a painting. I love the power they yield in moving the reader to feel a sentiment, and to bring people and settings to life. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Fordham University, and completed a Master’s degree in the History of Art and Archaeology from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Sicilian in origin, but I was born and raised in New York.
I have done freelance work for Condé Nast Traveler, The Architect’s Newspaper, and INSIDE F&B. I currently write for La Voce di New York and have my own column titled NY Artscapes. Like the scintillating skyscrapers that define Manhattan’s unrivaled cityscape, NY Artscapes features the stories of the creative personalities that help characterize New York City as the capital of the international art world. The column offers an inside look into the lives of the city’s most talented emerging artists, revealing how they live, work, struggle, and find inspiration to create in New York City.