BFA 2008 Painting New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
Study Abraod 2007 Firenze Arti Visive, Florence, Italy
2010 10 for 2010: Ten emerging Artists to Watch, Robert M. Larson Gallery, Concord, NH
2010 A-B(o)MB II: The Fallout hosted by Arto Connecto, Miami, FL
2009 Art InterView Online Magazine, Exhibition Finalist, ArtInterview.com
2009 Alumni Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Building Gallery Manchester, NH
2008 Look6: An Exhibition of Comtemporary New Hampshire Artists, Peterborough, NH
2008 Sixth Annual Minumental, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Amherst Street Gallery, Manchester, NH
2008 2008 BFA Student Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Building Gallery Manchester, NH
It has been said that new emotions surface when we see the beauty in something that has almost been destroyed, and I agree with this.
In recent bodies of work there has always been this common origin, created though a careful and methodical undoing of the “shackles of the present”, and a retreat into the past. Both fictional and actual, biographical, and even autobiographical at times, caught in a hybrid world of fantasy and existence, of love and hate, euphoria and cruelty.
A lot of it stems from an emotional kinship, the concept of portraying and establishing communication with the excluded or neglected, the niave, but also the exposure of the false, and the wicked.
There is also an awareness of what some say is the rotting underbelly that is our inherited world of decadence. With that said, my work sometimes references social media, fashion, and art history, representing the consequences of indulgence, greed, and sloth, and by using the powers of paint, injecting it instead with a new range of emotions, of possibilities.