Artist Statement:

I paint and I construct. Both my paintings and assemblages use the metaphor of excavation. My formal education in landscape architecture and classical archaeology provides structure to artistic flights of fancy that always seem to revolve around some form of revelation: The attempt to unearth an object or solve a mystery. Uncovering/Covering. Leaving a Trace, a Vestige, a Palimpsest. The present work reflects the structural logic of my architectural beginnings as well as my aiding interest in archaeology. The paintings are comprised of multiple layers of encaustic and paper creating a sense of depth. Surfaces are distressed, drawn upon and marked not unlike the ancient walls that inspire me.


Selected Exhibitions and Awards:
Image and Word , Grand Valley State University, Collaboration with poet, Dan Gerber, January 2016
Modern Arts Midtown, Solo Exhibition, Omaha, NE, August 2015
Water Street Gallery , Abstraction show, Douglas, MI, opens 4 July 2015
University of Michigan Hospital, 'Proof' Gifts of Art, Main corridor exhibition space, April-June 2015
Architectural Digest , exhibiting with Next Step Studios, March 2015
SOFA Chicago , exhibiting with Next Step Studios, November 2014
Snyderman Works Gallery, 'Design: Four Perspectives', Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2014
Bennett Gallery, Three person show, Knoxville, TN, opens 4 October 2014
Left Bank Gallery, 'Lines of Position', Wellfleet, MA, Opens 19 July 2014
Modern Arts Midtown, Cool Abstractions 2 , Omaha, NE, 6 June - 28 June, 2014
Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2014
Art Palm Beach, exhibiting with Next Step Studios, January 2014
River Gallery, 'Finding True' Solo Exhibition, Chelsea, Michigan, Opens 12 October- 30 November 2013
 

Gallery Representation:
Bennett Galleries, Knoxville and Nashville, TN
Hoadley Gallery, Lenox, MA
Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
MADoran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Modern Arts Midwestt, Lincoln, NE
Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, NE
Next Step Studios, Ferndale, MI
Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia
SmithKlein Gallery, Boulder, CO (beginning Spring 2015)
Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI


Education:
2001-2002 University of Michigan, Theater Design
1990-1993 University of Michigan, Classical Art
1983-1984 University of Michigan, Landscape Architecture, graduate studies
1973-1978 Michigan State University, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Recipient "Certificate of Honor", American Society of Landscape Architect