After winning many accolades for my work in high school I received a scholarship to attend The Columbus College of Art and Design
Columbus, OH where I graduated Cum Laude in 1997. Subsequently I was
awarded a small scholarship to attend The School of Visual Art's MFA Fine Art
in New York City. At the age of 22 I graduated Magna Cum Laude.
I have exhibited my work, most notably, at PPOW Gallery, Bravin Lee Programs, Mark Moore Gallery (via Beautiful Decay Magazine), Leslie Heller Workspace
and at Takashi Murakami's Gesai Miami Art Fair
. My performance work has been featured at The Knitting Factory New York
and The Judson Church
. I have lectured at The Jersey City Museum, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Drawing Center
. My work has been written about in The San Diego Union Tribune, NYArts Magazine, The New York Sun, and The Columbus Alive
My work has been purchased by Jean Pigozzi, Steve Shane, Magdalena Sawon and Tamas Banovich of Postmasters Gallery
, John Post Lee of Bravin Lee Programs, Amir Fallah of Beautiful Decay Magazine
and a host of other private collectors and supportive friends.
I have taught drawing, painting, 2D and 3D design in the Visual Communications Department of The Katherine Gibbs School
where I was a portfolio advisor, curator of student work for the school's gallery, and a member of the curriculum development committee.
Formerly a contributing writer for NYArts Magazine
, I am occasionally editor and contributing writer for crowndozen.com
. Takashi Murakami, Mike Kelley, DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh, and Ian MacKaye of Fugazi are but a few of the artists I have had the privilege of working with in the world of wordcraft. My first book "Grotesque Banalities and Trite Repulsions" is now available through Blurb.com
For a broader look at my professional accomplishments in the art world please visit my linkedin profile here.