To know my work, know that I know what I do. Every mark is there for a reason, exactly as it is.
To understand the impulse behind my work, think of allegorical tales. At once evocative and reflexive.
To find the lexicon of my work, look through the filter of modern painting to the decorative arts: the fluidity of Art Nouveau, the sleekness of Deco, the geometry of the wiener werkstatte, the graphic pop of Japanese brushwork, woodblock prints, and screens.
Then take it further, take it off the picture plane. Engage in contemporary explorations of environmental engagement as canvases float free of the wall in installations. Dig back into the sculptural as paint wraps around the edges of the canvas. Push forward into pictorial understanding enabled by digital renderings and repetitions with multiple panels that dialogue in any configuration, and in so doing, touch back, again, to wallpaper, to textile, to design.
Born in NYC on December 9th, 1974, I have been painting in oils for over twenty years. In 1998, my senior year at SVA, I was smooshed by a taxi and lost the use of my painting hand. But I couldn't change my spots and took Studio while I finished my MA thesis. I haven't left it since.
2007 | Columbia University, MA - Arts Administration
2000 | School of Visual Arts, BFA
2011 | [Project] Artists and the Economy - Postcard protest to the White House, USA
2011 | The Salon at 904, Brooklyn, NY
2011 | [Publication] Eros, Glasschord, vol. 1:4
2011 | The Billboard Art Project, GA & TN
2011 | CJ Nye at the George Bruce, NYPL, NYC
2010 | Shave & a Diptych - Two Bits, Barber Bart, NYC
2010 | Culture Fix, Emerging Market!, NYC
2010 | The Unaffordable Art Fair, New York Studio Gallery, NYC
2010 | Power to the People, Feature Inc., NYC
2010 | BYOA, X Initiative, NYC
2000 | Plural Dimensions, c: Jack Whitten, SVA Gallery Soho, NYC