Rainy Day Dancers
Late Night in the Pickle Factory
"Things I lost in the Move"
The Travelling Mushroom Hunters
White Out, detail
|Experienced With||Collaboration, Commissions, For-hire services, Leading workshops, Teaching engagements|
I have worked extensively with video and printmaking in the past, and I’ve used drawing and painting in many different modes: large wall collages, constructions, and animations that use hand drawn/painted imagery as a basis. My main drawing practice for the past 6 years has been works on paper using gouache, inks, acrylics and pencils.
In addition during this period I’ve been making what I call ‘statuettes’. With drawings as a basis I cut figures, shapes and bases from wood, which I then paint and assemble. The results are free standing entities, usually in the size range of about 6” to 10” tall, and sometimes arranged as multiples in a common base hanging on the wall. In the past 2 years I’ve made over 40 of these sculptures, which I also photograph and scan to use along with their shadows in digital collages.
For the past year I've been working with ceramics, making functional work with a focus on surface design, and as well as forays in to sculpture. I really enjoy the unpredictable and process oriented nature of working with clay.
I was born and raised in New York state, and moved to Pittsburgh in 2015 from Los Angeles, where I'd lived for 8 years. I've also lived and worked in Brooklyn NY and New Mexico for substantial periods.
I have a BFA from Alfred University School of Art and Design in Painting and Printmaking and an MFA from Alfred University in Electric Integrated Art.
My work has been shown nationally and internationally.