ARTIST STATEMENT

Through my primary medium of paint, I typically focus on figurative themes. Much of my work centers on connections, interactions, and relationships between figures, objects and environments. I am especially interested in capturing the gestural essence of my subjects-animate or inanimate human or otherwise-rather than depicting a pure representation. My inspiration comes from memories and dreams, images and events around me, and from photographs of my experiences.

Reflection, repetition and pattern are recurring elements in most of my work. My current concentration is on the interplay between figure and reflective surface. I am intrigued by the infinite layers of worlds that reflective surfaces uncover. Shiny surfaces of all types serve as inspiration and entrée into a shifting universe of real and surreal impressions, where parallel worlds are simultaneously revealed and obscured, and where questions of what's up, what's down, what's in and what's out are all a matter of vantage.


SELECTED EXHIBTIIONS

2013, 2012, 2011 Water Street Gallery. Douglas, MI
2010 "Mapping Source", "Flipped", International Arts & Artists Hillyer Art Space, Wash DC
2009 Artomatic, Washington DC
2008 National Small Oil Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita KS
2008 National Small Oil Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita,KS


EDUCATION

MFA/Painting George Washington University, Washington, DC
BA/Fine Arts-Painting Queens College, City University of New York