When you face immobilizing questions of death and free will, what other possibilities are there than turning to religion? It seems like art is a good alternative given its relevant and parallel history to religion, replicating transcendent themes in the corporeal world. I'm interested in the development of color and composition throughout art history to the point where it was attacked, torn apart, and dispersed. I'm rebuilding elements of more traditional form and content in the studio and documenting them with large format photography to enliven a dialogue with the rigor of art history and its artists, hopefully applying it to essentially timeless themes with updated perspectives.
EDUCATION 2010 MFA, ICP–Bard, New York 2007 BA, Reed College, Portland, OR SOLO SHOWS 2010 Capricious Space, Brooklyn, NY (upcoming) ICP-Bard MFA, Long Island City, NY (upcoming) Higher Pictures, New York, NY GROUP SHOWS 2009 Blind Spot, X-Initiative, New York, NY Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, CA Penthouse Gallery, Baltimore, MD Night Vision Exhibition, Vancouver, BC Capricious Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Box Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden 2008 Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York, NY Roodkapje Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands 2007 Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR Reed College, Portland, OR BOOKS 2009 Color Dying Light, Hassla Books Winter Chapel, self published Fall Saddles, self published Summer Script, self published Return to the Alps, self published A Finality, self published 2008 No Elegy, self published Sandpaper|Blackmagic, self published 2007 We Are All Here Now, VDM Verlag