VOYAGELA MAGAZINE lists me as an L.A. “Thought Provoker.” Read the interview here.


I’m a Los Angeles-based painter, sculptor and filmmaker working in acrylic, enamel and mixed media on canvas, masonite, and metal, as well as clay, plaster, sheet steel, and video.


I am essentially a process artist, inspired by the investigation of materials and methods. I’m looking to create images and objects with a presence that feels substantial, inhabited. I’m less interested in communicating my own story than I am in providing a moment of contemplation or fascination that invites the viewer to create their own, to simply experience stillness or velocity or whatever the piece embodies for them.


California's sense of limitless possibilities and its role as the place where new ideas come to life have informed my approach to making artwork. A lifelong Californian, I was a child when Southern California art came into its own with the "Light and Space," "Finish Fetish" and other movements fueled by new materials and technologies born in SoCal's aerospace, surfboard, and automotive industries. I like to think I'm working in the SoCal tradition of experimentation and development of new and original approaches to making art.


I'm intrigued by organic materials and using destructive processes to create work. For example, I burn bamboo from my garden to create a dense, crunchy black ash that I use as a sculptural material and texture, with melted beeswax my adhesive. I created one body of work, my "Sun Paintings", by setting vats of watered acrylic paint and crushed marble in my backyard during heat waves to dry to a thick crust. With acrylic and canvas I am an “action painter” shoving and scraping color across a flat surface with boards rather than dabbing with a brush on an easel.


In 2017 I showed a video with a suite of paintings inspired by it at ART1307 Cultural Institution in Naples, Italy. In 2015 I took my Sun Paintings to Japan for international shows in Kyoto, Ashiya, and at the Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art. Since earning a BA in English at Stanford University, I’ve studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, and Otis College and Art Center in Los Angeles. My work is acquired by individuals and corporate collections from L.A. to Hong Kong to Mexico City, and is commissioned for commercial installations worldwide. I have been represented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Art Rental & Sales Gallery, and my work is regularly selected by Hollywood set designers for television and cinema.


I’m a Member of the Los Angeles Art Association, where I moderate a monthly artists’ critique group, and of the Arroyo Arts Collective. CV and complete list of installations, commissions, and film & television by request.



Selected Exhibitions


2018    3-Person Show, LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA

2017    Solo Show, “The Sun Paintings”  stARTup Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA

2015    3-Person Show, “The Sun Paintings,” LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA

2015    Solo Show, “The Gyre Paintings”, Santa Monica Art Studios, CA

2014    2-Person Show, Italian Tramer Art Lounge, Los Angeles, CA

2013    Solo Show,  Siren Digital Studios,  Hollywood, CA

2012    Solo Show,  HaleArts,  Santa Monica, CA

2011    Solo Show,  DAVINCI,  Los Angeles, CA       

2009    Solo Show,  ARTfront Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA

2008    Solo Show,  Eastside Studios Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA

2006    Solo Show,  Jessica Thomas Gallery,  Hollywood, CA


2018    Group Show, “Out There,” juror Jessica Silverman, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2018    Group Show, “BLACK,” curator Liz Gordon, The Loft At Liz’s, Los Angeles, CA

2018    Group Happening, “Where There’s Smoke,” Scranch, 29 Palms, CA

2018    Group Show, “Multiple Feeds” (video), Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2017    International Group Show, “Ambiguous Reality,” curator Cynthia Penna,

            ART 1307 Cultural Institution, Naples, Italy

2017    Group Show, “Sculpture Slam Biennial”, juror Brigitte Micmacker, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

2017    Group Show, “Personal Vacation”, juror Chris Davies, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2017    Group Show, “Geometry”, curator Dale Youngman, Rebecca Molayem Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017    Group Show, “No Restraint,” curator Kristine Shomaker, ARK Gallery, Altadena, CA

2017    Group Show, “Hellmouth,” curator Leonard D. Greco, Avenue 50 Studio, Highland Park, CA

2017    Group Show, “Out There,” Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2017    Group Happening, “Amplified Presence,” Scranch, 29 Palms, CA

2017    Group Show, “Powers of Nine”, LAM Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017    Group Show, “Ambiguous Reality” curator Cynthia Penna, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2017    Group Show, “Multiple Feeds” (video), Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2016    Group Show, “Brand 44” juror Laddie John Dill, Glendale, CA

2016    Group Show, “Spectra” Art Share L.A., Los Angeles

2016    Group Show, “CA 101” juror Nina Zak Laddon, Redondo Beach, CA

2016    Group Show, “Outside In” (video) South Bay Contemporary Arts, San Pedro, CA

2016    Group Show, “Festoon” juror Elizabeth East/LA Louver, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2016    Group Show, “Multiple Feeds” (video), Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2015    International Group Show, LA Artcore/Art Fukuoka: “Japan-US Artists Exchange Show”

            Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyushu, Japan

            Ashiya Gallery, Ashiya, Japan

            Kyoto City International Foundation Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2015    Group Show, “CA 101,” juror Nina Zak Laddon, Redondo Beach CA

2015    Finalist Show, LA Artcore Competition, LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            jurors Laddie John Dill, Andy Moses, Ave Pildas

2015    Group Show, “Perpetual Visions,” Hue Gallery, Wichita, KS

2015    Group Show, “Out There,” Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2015    Group Show, “VS”, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2015    Group Show, “small time,” juror Cris McCall, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2015    Invitational Group Show, Joshua Tree Art Gallery (JTAG)

2014    Group Show, “Aurora,” Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2014    Group Show, “Present Art XV”, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014    Juried Show, “The Non-Objective Moment” juror Cinthia Penna, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2014    Group Show, “Kaleidoscope”, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013    Group Show,  HaleArts,  Santa Monica, CA

2013    Group Show,  GET ART! Project Angel Food,  Hollywood, CA

2011    Featured Artist,  GET ART! Project Angel Food,  Hollywood, CA

2010    Group Show,  Snap to Grid, L.A Center for Digital Art,  Los Angeles, CA

2010    Group Show,  Terrell Moore Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA

2010    Exhibited Artist,  Art Expo New York,  New York, NY

2008    Group Show,  ARTfront Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA

2007    Gallery Artist,  Los Angeles County Museum of Art

                                   Art Rental & Sales Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA

2006    Exhibited Artist,  Palms Springs Modernism,  Palm Springs, CA

2006    Group Show,  The Hive Gallery,  Downtown L.A., CA





 



 

 

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