graduated Hunter College, City University of New York in 1987 with an MFA in painting. She has exhibited primarily in New York at Arts-in-General, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Clocktower Gallery. New York City is the chosen subject matter in Finkelstein's work which starts with a photographic research of buildings and streets in the city, followed by acrylic painted studies on paper. She plays with elements of the immediate surroundings, transferring them in their fragmentary state to the canvas, often overlapping each other. The fragments of buildings, sometimes the same building seen from different angles, coexists simultaneously. It is by combining several images into overlapping compositions, that Finkelstein achieves a dreamlike notion in her paintings.