My work is essentially process painting that brings to mind aspects of concealment and revelation. The subject is left intentionally ambiguous in order to initiate associations of what it means to cover or uncover, to feel familiar or remote. I embed the familiar in the painting by using the pattern of a household paper towel, both as part of the process and metaphorically. For the most part, the pattern functions as a structural devise, a curtain situated between the viewer and the subject that both reveals the layers of paint as it obscures the content. I’m interested in the tension between photographic illusion and abstraction in an attempt to open a dialogue about the subjectivity we place on any given event including painting itself.
Born in Chicago, Illinois
Currently lives in Brooklyn
Education: BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, MFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts
Selected Exhibitions: Rawls Museum, Courtland, VA, Smith College, Northampton, MA, Fordham University, New York, NY, The Painting Center, New York, NY, Galerie Berlin am Meer, Berlin, Germany, Metaphor Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
Teaching Position: Professor of Fine Arts at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY