• Talk To You
    • Pigment Ink On Paper
    • 40" x 40"
    • Back in Rhythm
    • Pigment Ink On Paper
    • 40" x 40"
    • Four Downs
    • Pigment Ink On Paper
    • 40" x 40"
    • To The Side
    • Pigment Ink On Paper
    • 40" x 40"
    • Time Will Tell
    • Pigment Ink On Paper
    • 40" x 40"
    • Flat Out
    • Pigment Ink On Paper
    • 40" x 40"
    • Hurry In
    • Pigment Ink On Paper
    • 40" x 40"
    • Another Agenda
    • DyeInkOnAluminum
    • 25" x 25"
    • Better Effort
    • Dye Ink On Aluminum
    • 25" x 25"
    • Gave Me All The Time
    • Dye Ink On Aluminum
    • 25" x 25"
    • Hold On
    • Dye Ink On Aluminum
    • 25" x 25"
    • Its All Prospects
    • Dye Ink On Aluminum
    • 25" x 25"
    • Just in Case
    • Dye Ink On Aluminum
    • 25" x 25"
    • She Didn't Know
    • Dye Ink On Aluminum
    • 25" x 25"
    • Time to Get Nervous
    • Dye Ink On Aluminum
    • 25" x 25"
    • We Expected It
    • Dye Ink On Aluminum
    • 25" x 25"
    • Untitled (m6)
    • Mixed Media on Panel
    • 42" x 42"
    • SOLD
    • Untitled (m4)
    • Mixed Media on Panel
    • 42" x 42"
    • SOLD
    • Untitled (m5)
    • Mixed Media on Panel
    • 42" x 42"
    • Untitled (9.20.11.1)
    • Mixed Media on Paper
    • 22.5" x 22.5"
    • Untitled (9.20.11.2)
    • Mixed Media on Paper
    • 22.5" x 22.5"
    • Untitled (m3)
    • Mixed Media on Panel
    • 27" x 80"
    • SOLD
    • Untitled (m8)
    • Mixed Media on Panel
    • 27" x 80"
    • SOLD
    • Untitled (m2)
    • Mixed Media on Panel
    • SOLD
    • 27" x 80"

Artist Statement

My work is a cumulation of decisions, revisions and adjustments. My process begins with the same questions over and over again: what should i do today? What will it look like this time? I am engaged with developing a modular way of working that incorporates both intuitive and conscious decision making. The making leads the way. My intention is to achieve a perceptual experience where tension exists between surface and illusory space. I seek density and surprise. I’m interested in the moment a dialogue begins to emerge between form and space.

Speaking of Tomma Abts’ work, critic Jan Verwoert emphasized the significance of her practice. he said, “what is at stake here is the critical conviction that consistent decisions in painting should transcend mere tasteful compositions. abts rejects compositions as a rationale for making decisions.” I would like my own work to continue this dialogue. In my process, the composition is chiefly decided upon more by the intuitive employment of various modular units and less by overly conscious decision making. In this way, my hope is that the images compose themselves with minimal guidance from me. I introduced screenprinted forms in an attempt to contrast the soft tonal qualities of the transferred drawings. The screenprinted forms originated in response to specific, singular pieces but they have since been used indiscriminately across the full body of work. I am interested in how each unit contributes to the image building. The space and feeling of a piece changes in accordance to the print order of the individual units.

I do have certain anxieties about using the grid and gesture. My anxieties are caused by the lengthy history and dialogue associated with the post-war devices. The rhetoric of the grid meant a fundamental rationalism, a structure preceded any kind of decision. in contrast, the gesture served to invoke the spontaneity of the painterly act. One contemporary artist who has stated a similar anxiety is Andrew Bick. He has written extensively on the british construction and systems artists and wrestles with the burden of using the modernist devices in his own work. He wrote, “my paintings are endless echoes of the same painting. By generating a digital drawing of the grid of a couple of paintings and then creating a hybrid and cross-breeding that grid in a methodical but random way – anxieties around originality, gesture and system are removed. It becomes a ‘why not?’ moment in the studio rather than a ‘why?’ that i find relaxed and joyful.” I am interested in Bick’s hybrid, generative approach to image building.

The “tree” and “land” pieces offer a retreat from current circumstance. abstraction of land invites introspection. passage to places of rest and reflection appear within the minimal work. Imagined settings foster perception. It is reminiscent of theater sets and is devoid of human presence. In that sense, the work functions as a backdrop to human performance.

Selected Exhibitions

education
2013 – 2015 masters in art – printmaking. camberwell college of arts
2012 – 2013 textile and surface design. london college of communication
2003 – 2006 bachelor of fine arts – painting. rhode island school of design
2001 – 2003 architecture and fine art. university of colorado at boulder

exhibitions
2016
print show. space gallery. denver, co

2015
ma visual arts summer show. camberwell college of arts. london, uk spring up. camberwell college of arts. london, uk

2014
ma visual arts summer display. camberwell college of arts. london, uk 3rd floor. camberwell college of arts. london, uk
pomegranate. london, uk
the twelve inches of christmas. space gallery. denver, co
grand opening exhibit. space gallery. denver, co 2012 group show. space gallery. denver, co

2011
new work. space gallery. denver, co

2009
1213 gallery. seattle, wa
solo show. cafe calore. denver, co
group show. artwork network. denver, co invited florence biennale. florence, italy

2008
contemporary art network nye online juried gallery solo show. the reserve list. denver, co
two person show. space gallery. denver, co
solo show. stripes gallery. denver, co
nielsen metier showroom. denver, co

2007
group show. raven’s nest art center. denver, co manhattan arts international online juried gallery june juried show. project30.com
group show. space gallery. denver, co
nielsen metier showroom. denver, co art and soul. boulder, co

2006
cohen rese gallery. san francisco, ca
cherry creek arts festival. denver, co
new talent. winner best of show. space gallery. denver, co senior painting thesis show. woods gerry gallery. providence, ri

residencies
2012 burren college of art. ballyvaughan, ireland

select collections
hilton head sonesta olivea
u.s. bank
red lion hotels
st. regis hotels