Bio | Exhibitions

Artists Statement:

My work is based on the recollection and examination of moments in time in a lifetime spent trying to reconnect with a more authentic self than that initially self-consciously constructed to please and appease family, God and the cultural norms of that life’s times. The pieces mix objects chosen for their explicit significance or that act as symbolic characters in an idiosyncratic tableau. Their interplay results in scenarios that are very specifically autobiographical while the combination of objects for the viewer is often cryptic and inspires interpretation based on personal associations. Its whimsical presentation makes the work inviting, but deeper scrutiny reveals a mature hand at play in processing childhood repression, regret and loss.

Bio:

I grew up in the suburbs of Long Island, just outside of New York City. I lived in Manhattan for many years before moving to Los Angeles where I live with my partner and dogs.

Education:

1982 BFA, SUNY at Purchase

Art Center College Of Design with Franklyn Liegel

Exhibitions:

Current And Upcoming:

Solo Shows

03.14 | Play Therapy | Wallspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | Curator Valda Lake

Group Shows

05.18 | Stripes | bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

01.18 | |2018 California Open Exhibition | TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | Juror Kim Abeles

11.17 | Who Do You Think You Are? | San Fernando Valley Art & Cultural Center, Tarzana, CA | Juror Lesley Krane

11.17 | Addiction | Shockboxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA | Laura Schuler

10.17 | Art In Play | Beyond The Lines Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

10.17 | Hellmouth | Avenue 50 Studio, Highland Park, CA | Curator Leonard Greco

09.17 | No Restraint | Ark Gallery, Altadena, CA | Curator Kristine Schomaker

07.17 | Sizzle – The 5th Annual Summer Show | Wallspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | Curator Valda Lake

06.17 | Cedarfest 32nd Annual Juried Arts Festival | MOAH Cedar, Lancaster, CA | Jurors Robin Rosenthal, Nicolas Shake

06.17 | Out There | Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA | Curators Francisco George and William Escalera

06.17 | Pissed Off | Tom Of Finland House, Los Angeles, CA | Curator Rhiannon Aarons

06.17 | The Next Big Thing 2017 | Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo CA |Curator Tish Greenwood

05.17 | Made In California | City Of Brea Art Gallery, Brea CA

04.17 | El Festival De Las Flores | Neutra Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | Curator Dulce Stein

04.17 | Allergies: the flower show | SugarMynt Gallery, S.Pasadena, CA | Curator Sararose Orlandini

02.17 | Personal Narrative | Annenberg Community Beach House, Malibu, CA | Curators Diane Williams and Sheli Silverio

02.17 | Make America… | Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA | Curator Nancy L. Meyer

12.16| Open Show | Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA

11.16 | Mas Attack | Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA

10.16 |Systems + Process | Angel City Brewery, Los Angeles CA | Curators Sheli Silvrerio and Diane Williams

09.16 | All Media 2016 | Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine CA | Curator Dan Cameron

08.16 | Play | Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | Curator Scott Canty

07.16 | CA 101 | South Bay Galleria Mall, Redondo Beach, CA | Curator Nina Zak Laddon

07.16 | LA Artcore 2nd Annual Online Competition & Exhibition | LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA | Jurors Andi Campognone, Peter Frank, Tracey Landworth, Ramone Munoz, Mark Steven Greenfield

06.16 | Out There | Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA | Curators Francisco George and William Escalera

06.16 | The Next Big Thing |Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA | Curator Peter Mays

02.16 | This Foolish Game | Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA | Curator Kurt Mueller

07.15 | Osmosis | Wallspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA |Curator Valda Lake

06.15 | Out There | Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA |Curators William Escalera and Francisco George

04.15 | small time | Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA |Curator Cris McCall

06.14 | Synthesis |Wallspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA |Curator Valda Lake

02.14 | Habitual | Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA | Curator Mills Moran

10.13 | Pop Uber Alles | Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA | Curator Timothy Potts

11.13 | DiscARTed | Ojai Art Festival, Ojai CA | Curator Deborah Munk

04.13 | One | Wallspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | Curator Valda Lake

10.12 | Vivacity | Wallspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | Curator Valda Lake

12.11 | Art Traffic | The Advocate & Gochis Gallery, LA CA

06.08 | Out There | Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA | Curator Cliff Benjamin

03.08 | Art Objects | The Advocate & Gochis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA|Curator Allison Moon

06.07 | Out in NoHo |NoHo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA|Curator Dan Debevoise

11.06 | Invisible Realities | Satsuma Gallery, Los Angeles, CA| Juror Paul Botello

Awards

06.17 | City Manager’s Award | Cedarfest 32nd Annual Juried Arts Festival | Lancaster Museum Of Art And History, Lancaster CA

11.06 | Best In Show | Invisible Realities | Satsuma Gallery, North Hollywood, CA | Juror Paul Botello