b. 1980

lives in Salem, Oregon

 I think of my paintings as portraits.  Not portraits of specific people, but portraits of people in general.  By stripping away some of the most basic elements of specific identity and social context, the paintings’ protagonists and narratives are aimed toward a collective human symbology.  However, since the subject of mutuality is funneled through the lens of my singular experience, the ideal is biased and therefore untenable.  In trying to do it anyway, with a working acknowledgement of the irony, a breath of whimsy is imparted to the characters’ nature of unspecificity.  While the paintings function less as subjective portraits, they behave more as interpretable vessels, gaining their weight of personality by each viewer’s uniquely biased projection.

 

Exhibitions

2019 Couples Therapy, Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg OR (2-person with Selena Jones)

2018 Pep Abysmal, Tropical Contemporary, Eugene OR (solo)

Artist's Vision, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego OR (group)

2017 PEOPLE PEOPLE, North Bank Artists Gallery, Vancouver WA (2-person with Selena Jones)

2016 Tenth Annual Benefit Auction, Disjecta, Portland OR

         Salon: Portland2016 Biennial, Disjecta, Portland OR (group)

2015 Synesthesia Festival, Portland OR (featured presenter)

2014 Kinetascope, Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport OR (solo)

         Every One will be Famous for 12 Inches, Castle Fitzjohns, New York NY (group)

2013 Within and Without, Supernova Blast, Chicago IL (group)

         Ransom, Brooklyn Wayfarers, Brooklyn NY (group)

2005 Valentines, Pratt Street Hospittle, Hartford CT (solo)

2003 Emerge, Studio 7, Hartford CT (group)

         National Small Works Show, Canton Artists' Guild, Canton CT (group)

         Open Sesame, Newspace Gallery, Manchester CT (group)

         BFA Painting Show, Taub Gallery, Hartford CT (group)

 

Other Activity

2016 Visiting Artist, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR

         Visiting Artist, Clark College, Vancouver WA

         Mention, The Disjecta Portland2016 Biennial: A Reader on Place and Work

         Judge, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego OR

2014 Artist Talk, Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport OR

 

Education

2003 BFA Painting, Hartford Art School, CT, magna cum laude

2002 Semester, Glasgow School of Art, UK