Bachelor, University Massachusetts, 1961. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1969. Master of Fine Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1993.
Teacher assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1963-1967; instructor, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1968-1970; assistant editor, Encyclopedia Brittanica, Chicago, 1970-1971; faculty, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine., since 1972.
Member College Art Association, Visual Artists Union.
Married William Morton Carpenter III, August 19, 1962 (divorced 1988). 1 child, Matthew; married Jan Harry Hofstra, July 14, 1996.