My work is an attempt to document, in a very honest way, feelings or emotions that are experienced from a life devoted to solitude and
introspection. The use of self-imagery in many of my pieces helps to further reinforce this idea. The closely cropped format serves to
eliminate all areas surrounding the figure, giving greater attention and emphasis to a particular gaze or body gesture which expresses these emotions most clearly.

Individuals who are chosen for portraits are selected on the basis of specific personality characteristics that they posses, which I either admire greatly, find very beautiful, identify with in some way, or look for within myself. In this way they can be looked at as self portraits. It is also an attempt to break down defensive walls that most people carry with them in order to protect themselves from being hurt. I try to move past this barrier, if only for a moment, and find something very honest and sometimes vulnerable in the sitter, where composure is lost and true feelings are able to surface.

The series entitled “Cycles” is an attempt to step outside of this state of isolation into that of interpersonal relationships. It mainly
deals with how idealized preconceptions about relationships, and patterns of behavior (formed from a life devoted to solitude) may effect
the ability to fully connect with another person.


CV:

EDUCATION

M.F.A         2006        Painting            New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

B.F.A         2004         Illustration           School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

   

EXHIBITIONS:

2017                "Palette 2"

                        Abend Gallery

                        Denver, CO

 

2017                 "Sextet"

                         Limner Gallery

                         Hudson, NY

 

2017                 "Emerging Artists"

                         Limner Gallery

                         Hudson, NY

 

2017                 "Small Works 2017"

                         Shirt Factory Gallery

                         Glens Falls, NY

      

2016                 "Facie: Self Portraiture Interpreted by 25 Artists"

                          Galerie Protege

                          New York, NY

 

2016                  "The Nude Figure: A Juried Exhibition"

                           Wayne Art Center

                           Wayne, PA

 

2016                   "Borders"

                           Starr Street Gallery

                           Brooklyn, NY

  

2011                    "Can't Hear The Revolution"

                           Galapagos Art Space

                           New York, NY

 

2010                    "Teamwork

                             Allan Nederpelt Gallery

                             Brooklyn, NY

 

2007                   "Small Works"

                             Arcadia Fine Art Gallery

                             New York, NY

 

2007                     "Miami Art Fair" 

                              Represented by Arcadia Fine Art Gallery 

                              Miami, FL

 

2006                     "Small Works"

                              Arcadia Fine Art Gallery 

                              New York, NY

 

2006                     "Ruminate: drawing under scrutiny"

                               Medialia Gallery

                               New York, NY

 

2006                     "Graduate Exhibition"

                               New York Academy Main Gallery

                               New York, NY

 

2005                     "Take Home a Nude"

                              Phillips De Pury Gallery

                              New York, NY

 

2005                     "Society of Illustrators: Student Exhibition"

                              Society of Illustrators Gallery

                              New York, NY

 

2004                     "American Gothic" 

                              P.P.O.W Gallery

                              New York, NY

 

2002                      "Drawing Around" 

                               Maryland Institute of Art (fox building gallery)

                               Baltimore, MD

 

HONORS/AWARDS:

2017                     Emerging Artists "Portrait Award" (Shirt Factory Gallery)

2016                     American Art Award: "Self-Portrait" Category (3rd Place)

2016                     American Art Award: "Art Brut" Category (2nd Place)

2005                    Prince of Wales Scholarship: Traveling grant to Normandy, France            

2005                    New York Academy of Art Faculty Scholarship 

2004                    New York Academy of Art Faculty Scholarship 

2004                    School of Visual Arts Alumni Scholarship

2001                    School of Visual Arts Presidential Grant 

2000                    School of Visual Arts Faculty Scholarship 

SELF PORTRAIT INSTALLATION

SELF PORTRAIT INSTALLATION