ARTIST STATEMENT I am a self-taught oil painter working in the realist style. I work from photos I take during my travels largely throughout the U.S.; though lately, some photographs from a recent trip to Chile have made the cut. Instinctually, the subject matter I gravitate towards has a lot to do with growing up in L.A. during the 70’s. A deep sense of nostalgia ignites in me over the style of that decade…the design, the music and the manufacturing palette. It was the first visual language I understood in terms of the objective world around me and feels comforting and familiar to me whenever I see it today. Moreover, I hope to capture that still point between hurried activity whereby the viewer alone might remain, suspended in some reverie or another of his or her own.
EDUCATION 1997 BA, New College of California, San Francisco, CA
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2014 New works, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2013 Bakersfield Museum Of Art, Bakersfield, CA 2012 Arden Gallery, Boston, MA 2011 George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2010 Arden Gallery, Boston, MA 2008 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2007 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2006 HANGART, SF, CA 2004 HANGART, SF, CA 2001 Cafe Royale, SF, CA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013 Group show, Four Seasons, Westlake Village, CA 2013 The Cityscape Show III, George Billis Gallery, Los Angles, CA 2012 Washington County Museum Of Fine Art, Hagerstown, MD 2011 Agora Gallery, New York City, NY(Forthcoming) 2011 George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2011 Arden Gallery, Boston, MA 2009 Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA 2009 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2008 J Flynn Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA 2008 Art Institute, Portland, OR 2008 GBAC, Portland, OR 2005 Contemporary Art Fair, NYC, NY 2005 Contemporary Realism, Mobile, AL 2002 Fine Arts Du Jour, SF, CA
PUBLICATIONS 2013 American Art Collector 2012 American Art Collector 2011 International Artist, Finalist, Feb/March #77 2010 The Boston Globe Magazine, Critic's Pick, July 2010 The Artist's Magazine, April Issue, Feature 2009 OTCT Crier, Artist Spotlight, May Issue 2008 The Artist's Magazine Dec. Issue, The Best Art of 2008 2007 Riviera Magazine Nov. Issue 2006 American Art Collector, Vol.3, Book 1 Western States edition 2005 New American Paintings, Jan. Issue #55, West Coast edition