, 2011, in San Pedro, Calif., at 59. An artist and professor, she earned an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute. Her work was exhibited in galleries nationwide and is in private and museum collections. She won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and several residency fellowships. She earned tenure at California State Long Beach but also taught at UCLA and USC. She died from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Survivors include her husband, David Scardino, her mother, and two sisters.