Isabel is a visual artist and museum professional based in North Adams, Massachusetts. Originally from Cabin John, Maryland, Isabel graduated High School from the Washington Waldorf School and went on to receive her B.A. from Bennington College in 2018 with concentrations in Music, Visual Arts, and Neuroscience. In her studies at Bennington, Isabel strove to combine her interests in as many ways possible. Her studies in neuroscience and human psychology informed her creative projects by providing a clearer understanding of how a viewer or listener perceives and processes a piece, while her knowledge of the arts helped to refine her priorities in neuroscience by researching the effects of the arts on the developing brain.
Isabel’s professional experience supplemented her academic studies while exposing her to the professional art world; she has assisted New York City-based artists Jeanne Silverthorne and Daniel Wiener, developed her interest in bio art/science-inspired art at the SVA Bio Art Lab, explored the world of film and TV production with Knight Takes King Productions and Red Marble Media, and dabbled in food service in dining halls, cafes, and retail shops across the Northeast.
Isabel now works as the Gallery Assistant at Ferrin Contemporary. She is also a proud member of the North Adams-based artist collective, Common Folk, where she sells and displays work in their retail space and on their website. In her free time, Isabel likes to visit other art spaces, study her inspirations such as Louise Bourgeois, Susanne Anker and various tattoo artists around the world, and make visual and edible art in her kitchen and in-home studio space. Her work has been shown in the Spanish Ballroom and The Yellow Barn at Glen Echo Park, MASS MoCA, and has been featured in multiple online publications. For more information about Isabel’s work experience, please find her CV here. To see what she's cooking, please see her food page here--aptly titled "Wontwans"-- where she shares her favorite Asian recipes.