began my career in the arts as a studio furniture maker in 1976. My furniture and sculpture have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Fair, the
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Fair, Funeria in
San Francisco, and the John Elder Gallery in New York.
In 1993 I began painting, working with Elizabeth Lentz, Jacob
Cooley and Beverly McIver. I had my first solo show of paintings in
2001 at Hager Smith Design Gallery in Raleigh. Since then, I have had solo shows every year, and regularly
participate in juried and invitational group
shows. My work has been featured in arts magazines and on
My awards include painting fellowships at The Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Vermont
continue woodworking, accepting commissions and creating new work for
galleries and exhibitions.
teach woodworking and painting workshops. I have taught at Penland
School of Crafts in
North Carolina, Arrowmont School of Crafts in
and assisted at Haystack in Maine. This winter I taught painting workshops at the Durham Arts Council
, and a woodworking workshop at
approaches still life as a sculptor would, dwelling on the outline of things, on
their volume and play of light, rendering objects on a table top or window sill
like Cezanne did with the cone, cylinder, and sphere. Leah
Stoddard, Director, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville VA
is praise to Ulinski that the domesticity and sacred ordinariness in these
paintings would have appealed to someone like Emily Dickinson, no stranger to
loss or minutely observed beauty. One of her poems reads:
a certain Slant of light,
On winter afternoons...
When it comes, the Landscape listens,
Shadows hold their breath...
these lines, Ulinski's paintings solemnify that moment when the light pauses in
reverence before moving on. Nell Joslin, Raleigh
News & Observer