Education:

  • 2010Laguna College of Art and Design, MFA
  • 2005Laguna College of Art and Design, BFA

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2011Kinesis, Glass Garage Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

Group and Juried Exhibitions:

  • 2015Figurative Perplexities, Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA
  • New Nude, bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2013Works, Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA
  • 2012Re-Reprenting the Nude II, Evoke Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Represent: A Group Exhibition, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Au Naturel, The Art Center at Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
  • 2011Los Angeles Art Show, Glass Garage Gallery Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010Graduate Exhibition, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Graduate Exhibition, Ettinger Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Group Exhibition, Tosti Studios, Laguna Beach, CA
  • 2009Studio Open House, Santa Monica Fine Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA
  • Candidate Exhibition, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Brewery Artwalk, Brewery Art Complex, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2007Resident Artist, Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA
  • 2005Juried Student Exhibition, Ettinger Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Senior Student Exhibition, Ekstrom Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Bibliography:

  • 2015OCArtBlog, March 31, A Closer Look: Perplexing the Figure, by Evan Senn
  • 2014TOH WebMagazine, N.18, Italy, Artist Feature, by Alex Vaccani
  • 2012American Art Collector, Issue #84, The Art of the Nude, by John O'Hern
  • 2010Blue Canvas, Issue #6, LCAD MFA feature article

Lectures:

  • 2014Guest Artist Lecture, LCAD MFA, Laguna Beach, CA

Artist Statement

My recent work, Kinesis, is inspired by the strange realities of quantum physics scaled to the visible world and the perception of reality and experience through new neurological discoveries into the processing of our environment and memory. The figures occupy multiple states within a dynamic environment, creating visual analogues of the phenomena of quantum decoherence and superposition. These works also reflect the compilation of visual and physical experiences over time.

My current work, Figure Compositions, consist of single- and multi-figure compositions which eschew narrative in favor of non-objective structure. The use of the figure enables infinitely varying shape, color, and form as it is deployed in the pictorial matrix, while my examination of the nude is in search of its materialism within an absurdist view. The work is constructed as an assemblage of discontinuous forms that create abstract space through recognizable imagery.