My current work is fabricated from paint peeled from paintings that I made previously. Using thick layers of peeled oil, which have continued to stratify beneath the surface to form colors and textures hidden from view, the work examines organic processes and the ebb and flow of building and devolving which are emulated in the materials and approach.

Employing paint more as a found material than a medium, choice and chance are juxtaposed as layers that were hidden from view are revealed and reassembled to form new works that carry with them a history of the works that preceded them: brushstrokes once intended to create a different image, pigments and marks buried beneath the latter layers of paint applications which continued to evolve and stratify unseen. Often, it is the hidden, older layers which are on view in the new works. The resulting works speak to both destruction and synthesis, suggesting a stasis that is momentary, and a revelation that is transitory.

Education
MFA - Painting
California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
BFA - Environmental Design
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Selected Exhibitions:
  • 2019 Time Under Tension, Irvine Fine Arts Comlex, Irvine CA
  • Terrain, 18th ST Studio Complex, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2018 (im)Material, Norco College Art Gallery, Norco, CA
  • 50/50, Progress Gallery, Pomona, CA
  • Show Me Your Hand, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017 Cut it Out, Art Share LA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Art as Protest, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
  • Monster Drawing Rally, Outpost for Contemporary Art / Armory Center, Pasadena CA
  • LA Art Show booth, BG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2016 Sweet 16, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA
  • Spectrum Gestalt, BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Casa Marengo Studio, Avenue 50 Studio complex, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mixed Nuts, José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Off the Wall, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
  • 2014 Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona, CA
  • 2013 Off the Wall, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
  • 2012 Monster Drawing Rally, Outpost for Contemporary Art / Armory Center, Pasadena CA
  • 2011 Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Off the Wall, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
  • Open Daybook Exhibition, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 Best, Crussel Fine Arts, Orange, CA
  • 2009 Off the Wall, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
  • 2008 Lou We Gallery, Pasadena, CA
  • Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2007 Maximum of Maximums, Me and You Variety Candy, Los Angeles, CA
  • Whisper down the Lane, Swallow, Los Angeles, CA
  • Off the Wall, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
  • 2006 The Devil is in the Details, Swallow, Los Angeles, CA
  • Interactions, Armory Center Northwest, Pasadena, CA
  • 2005 Two Over Hung, Concrete Walls Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Wallworks, LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2004 LaLa Land, digital media exhibition, Colorado One, Pasadena, CA
  • Artists in Residence Exhibition, Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA
  • 2003 Open Haus, Haus, Pasadena, CA
  • Artist Allure, Hangar 1018, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2001 Shards, Community Installation, Pasadena, CA
  • 2000 Light Show, Redlands University, Redlands, CA
  • Wall Space, Miller Durazo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
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