Bachelor, City University of New York, 1961.
Instructor sculpture St. Ann's School, Brooklyn, 1973-1979. Adjunct assistant professor Baruch College, City University of New York, 1976-1981. Assistant professor department art University California, Berkeley, 1981-1985, associate professor, 1985-1994, professor, 1994—2003, professor emeritus, since 2003.
Guest lecturer Michigan State University, 1973, University Cincinnati, 1974, 76, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1975, University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1975. Visiting artist Michigan Sat University, 1973. Visiting professor University Iowa, Iowa City, 1979.
Instructor China National Academy Art, Hangzhou., 2000.
One-woman shows include United States Theatre Technicians Symposium, 1971, Solow Bldg, New York City, 1971, “Artist in Residence” Gallery Gallery, New York City, 1972, 74, 78, 81, 83, City University of New York Graduate Center, 1974, Hammarskjold Plaza Sculpture Garden, New York City, 1974, 88 Pine St., New York City, 1974-1975, Zabriskie Gallery, New York City, 1975, 78, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, 1976, American's Cup Avenue, Newport Art Association, Susie Schochet Gallery, Rhode Island, 1976, University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1976, University South Texas, 1979, San Francisco Museum Modern Art Artist Gallery, 1989, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, 1998. Exhibited in group shows, including outdoor installations, Basel, Switzerland, 1976, Paris, 1976, Bejing, Provider Reimbursement Consultants, 1995. Represented in permanent collections Museum Contemporary Crafts, New York City, Michigan State University, Allen Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio, City University of New York Graduate Court.
Commissions include Wayne State University Health Care Institute, Detroit, 1979, Springfield (Massachusetts) Museum Fine Art, 1979, City of Pittsburgh, 1981, Prudential Life Insurance, Newark, 1984, State of Washington, 1985, City of Oakland, California, 1986, Litton Industries, Los Colinas, Texas, 1986, Stanford University, 1990, Washington State Art Council, 1996. Featured in numerous popular magazines and professional journals. Contributor articles to professional journals.
Arts commissioner for sculpture City of San Francisco, 1989-1996, president Arts Commission, 1992-1995.
D, Robert Timothy and Mary Rita (Essig) H. Married Richard Alois Synek, February 28, 1960 (divorced 1962). 1 child, Deirdre Leigh.