Artist Statement
After any pendulum swing of chaos grinds to a slow halt, there will come a time when you will have to decide if you are going to wallow in the rubble or take what remains and create a new empire.

Building upon recent work, I have been in search of a solid ground. A bit less kinetic than past work, I have been trying to take what was left of the world in my paintings and create a stability of sorts, thinking about community ties and the security (or illusion of security) needed to nurture growth.  Cities are fascinating creatures that I am just beginning to scratch the surface of. The work and organization that goes into a city’s creation and evolution, the constant shifting and adaptations and the sometimes hidden history of these changes, and a city’s dependence on civilian cooperation are things I like to think about. Reflecting this interest, burgeoning cities have begun to fill in the voids in my paintings. As in life, with a sort of trial and error, some efforts work better in making the whole precarious heap hum. I am consistently fascinated by the resilience of life and our ability to keep going in the face of sometimes horrendous or ridiculous circumstances. My work celebrate this fascination and my love of the urban landscape.

Recent Exhibitions

2013
Balancing New Growth
Foley Gallery, New York, NY

 2012
Building Towards a Solid Ground
Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011
Boom Town
Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

Looking Forward
Foley Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Solo Show
Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Solo Show
Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, 1976
Represented by FOLEY gallery