My work evolves from energy, wit, curiosity, and humor. My approach to objects and material is restless and unconventional. Sly, silly, rambunctious, deadpan, average. I like to create things that possess the possibility of changing ones perception, and discovering unforeseen potential. I have a passion for old techniques such as upholstery, and joinery, and loud colors such as pink. I contrast the two, along with contemporary objects and ideas. I like using found objects. I often apply the “right” material to the “wrong” technique, or vise versa. I like to play with scale, especially when working outside. When I work outside, I often create sculptural interventions of minimal means in public sites troubled with neglect. I interject humor or beauty in an attempt to rejuvenate the site into a new experience. I am equally concerned with where an object is, as opposed to what an object is. I like the idea of touching someone artistically when they least expect it. I sometimes group my indoor works in a salon style fashion allowing the work to project a collective voice. There are times when I feel it necessary to be physically involved in my work. My presence serves as a catalyst or dialogistic for or with a specific object. An object sometimes needs to be put to use. I strive to keep things physically simple and stripped down, but conceptually rich.
2011 Rhode Island School of Design, M.F.A(Honors) Sculpture, Providence, RI 2011 Brown University, Collegiate Teaching Certificate. Providence, RI 2002 University of Denver, B.F.A. (Honors) Focus in Sculpture, Denver, CO 1998 Instituto Allende (San Miguel, Mexico) Jewelry
Selected Exhibitions (Solo *) 2015 Site:Brooklyn, “Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street” Brooklyn, NY (Juried) 2013 Booklyn Artist Alliance “It Is What It Is”, The book has toured from New York, NY to Los Angelos, CA 2012 *Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI (Juried) 2011 Vicinity, Providence, RI (Juried) 2011 Office, bk projects, Watertown, MA (Juried) 2011 Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize, Sheffield, United Kingdom 2011 Camera Club of New York Photo Book Exhibition, New York, NY 2011 Art In The Park, Worcester, MA (Juried) 2011 Rapture Proof, New York, NY 2011 RISD Thesis Exhibition, Providence, RI 2011 Break It Down, Providence, RI (Juried) 2010 Leaving Room, Providence, RI (Juried) 2010 Rhode Island School of Design Sculpture Biennial, Providence, RI 2010 Rhode Island School of Design Expose, Providence, RI (Juried) 2010 Agriculture Encounters Sculpture, Boston , MA (Juried) 2010 Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition, Boston, MA (Juried) 2010 Black Sheep Show, Providence, RI (Juried) 2008 *Tremaine Gallery, “Current Work”, Salisbury, CT 2006 Tremaine Gallery, “Green”, Salisbury, CT 2002 Lakewood Cultural Center, “Collegiate Show”, Denver, CO (Juried) 2002 Myhren Gallery, “Senior BFA Show”, Denver, CO 2002 Core Gallery, “DU Student Show”, Denver, CO (Juried) 2002 The Art Guild Inc. Denver, CO (Juried) 2002 Spark Gallery, Denver, CO (Juried) 2002 Pirate Gallery, “The Outsider’s Show”, Denver, CO (Juried) 2001 The Art Guild Inc. Denver, CO (Juried)
Publications 2012 “It Is What It Is”, Single Edition, Booklyn, New York, NY
Artist in Residencies/Fellowships/Awards 2010 J. Stahl-Webber Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design 2009-10 S.L.Y Herman Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design 2010 Boston Young Contemporaries Award 2010 Art in the Open: Philadelphia. Selected artist for the four-day outdoor art event 2010 Finalist Sitings Competition, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design 2008 Art Education Summer Scholarship, Peters Valley Craft Center 2005 Salisbury Faculty Enrichment Grant 2005 Vermont Studio Center 2004 Vermont Studio Center 2002 Viewers Choice Award, Lakewood Cultural Center
Collections Urban Institute of Contemporary Art Salisbury School, Salisbury CT Office of the President, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Press 2011 “RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition” Review. Phoenix Greg Cook 2010 Agriculture Encounters Sculpture Review. “Art Blossoms on the Farm” Boston Globe by Cate McQuaid 2010 “Boston Young Contemporaries”(Review) The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research by Greg Cook 2010 Black Sheep Projects Review. “RISD Goes Extra Curricular” Hyperallergic by Liz Hall 2001 “Deconstruction, Construction”, Foothills Art Journal
2017-Present Fine Arts Chair, The Fountain Valley School, Colorado Springs, CO . 2016-Present Benchmark Furniture, Colorado Springs, CO 2012-2017 Visual Arts Chair, The Besant Hill School, Ojai, CA 2015 Jetty Surf Apparel - Freelance Graphic Design Work for Jetty Apparel 2011 Art Teacher (adjunct) Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 2009-2010 Graduate Assistant, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 2008-2009 Art Teacher, The Fenn School, Concord, MA. 2004-2008 Art Teacher, The Salisbury School, Salisbury, CT 2003-2004 Art Teacher, Stratton Mountain School, Stratton Mountain, VT 2002 Jaxon Design Works, Parker, CO. Custom metal works 2001 University of Denver, Denver, CO. Sculpture Lab Monitor 2001 Artscape, Denver CO, commissioned artistic landscape/sculpture work