My work in multiple disciplines mirrors my cinematic and intimate experience of the world, polarity, and what it means to be human. It also demonstrates the goggles through which I observe and process absurdity.
For two decades, I have been fortunate to see my photography in publications and projections on both coasts and abroad, and to serve as a liaison between the gritty wasteland of Ground Zero and the museums, historical institutions, and educational facilities that forever tell the story of 9.11.2001.
In my twenties, I began a career photographing young Hollywood and its glossy fashion, an environment where I developed my raw and honest style. Since then I have seen much more and my insatiable, edgy curiosity has only grown.
I have never lived on the surface. I can’t function there.
In 2013 I began painting and experimenting with mixed-media. Working with new tools is invigorating, spontaneous, and playful. I feel it in my work and in my person.
Recent works speak of the childlike curiosity I have with animals and the patterns of the natural world, while exploring the themes of rank, status, and self-definition in the human world.
The shapes, patterns, and constellations of our Earth never bore me. Many things make me laugh for no real reason other than I can’t believe this thing exists. But some things make me downright ill, especially disregard for the living, seen or unseen.
I believe my rebellion against the un-thinking weaves a thread of tension throughout my otherwise-whimsical canvases, imagery, and self.
E X H I B I T I O N S A N D S H O W I N G S
Small Bytes, 2018 Sebastopol, California
I Try So Hard (to do the wrong thing), 2017 Prism Workspaces, Denver
Cycle:Re-Cycle, 2017 Prism Workspaces, Denver
ArtWars Denver, 2017 The Curtis, Denver
Fleurs Provocatuers, 2016 Habitual Salon and Gallery, Denver
The Knew, 2015 Point Gallery, Denver
Sexism: A Touchy Subject, 2015 Arc Gallery, San Francisco
STRIP: Caricatures, Satire and The Funnies, 2015 The Studio Door, San Diego
Artist Portfolio Magazine Juried National Art Exhibit, 2015 Publication
City of Denver Photography Biennial, 2015 Point Gallery, Denver
Field of Vision, 2014 Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen
Times Square Takeover, 2014 Public Space Projection in Times Square
Legacy of Pride, 2010 Upstairs Gallery at Orsini, London
Mood on Wood, 2009 C Gallery, Los Alamos
9/11 Permanent Collection New York State Museum, Albany
Philip Johnson’s Urban Glass House New York State Museum, Albany
9/11 Remembered, 2003-2004 Smithsonian Institution, D.C.
Radical Hospitality, 2002-2003 New York Historical Society, NYC
Philip Johnson Permanent Collection Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Life of the City, 2001-2002 Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Black Book Magazine’s Get Deconstructed, 1999 NYC
directed by Rob VanAlkemade