Bio | Exhibitions

Artists Statement:

My art is three-dimensional autobiography told using objects with personal significance that serve as a conduit to a memory or feeling and act as an idiosyncratic, symbolic vocabulary. I create primarily shadowboxes that explore personal experience inspired by the found object, or I may seek out items related to the story or issue I want to explore. As objects come together the narrative strengthens and the pieces take form.

The work has a playful character that upon deeper inspection reveals a darker aspect that may not be immediately perceived. I address gender and issues related to sexual orientation, repression, depression, regret and loss and yet the whimsical quality of the work makes it appealing, engaging and amusing.

The process and experience is for me is about the exploration of identity and reconnecting with an authentic self. The resulting pieces share personal experience is a way that is sometimes cryptic and surreal while also being accessible as universal.

Bio:

Born New York, NY. Currently residing in Los Angeles, CA.

Education:

1982 BFA, SUNY at Purchase

Art Center College Of Design with Franklyn Liegel

Exhibitions:

Current And Upcoming:

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

Solo Shows

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

Group Shows

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