My current work is fabricated from paint peeled from paintings that I made previously. Initially, my idea was to cut and remove small sections of paint from thickly painted, monochromatic compositions creating "scars" in the paintings. I became interested in the removed pieces themselves and I became very involved with ways of reassembling these fragments to create new wholes. The new works reconstructed from these pieces 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. I welcome the interplay between the choices and structure I exert in making these new images and forms, and the random and arbitrary qualitys of color, texture and shape of the pieces which is an accident of the process. In this body of work, paint has become less a medium and more a found material.

In many ways these new works share ideas that have long driven my involvement in painting; I am interested in paint as a physical material as well as a medium of representation. I am also intrigued with the adaptive aspects of paint; it’s capacity to create illusion or simply cover a surface.

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


Selected Exhibitions:
  • 2017 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