based in milwaukee, i'm a cheese-eating, beer-
drinking and overall working-class kind of artist.
I received my BFA from the Peck School of the Arts
at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
It was here that I found painting to be my medium
of choice, at first oil on canvas, but now primarily
acrylic on wood.
local to international, my work has been exhibited
in a variety of galleries, venues and publications;
It showcases themes of an individual raised on
Saturday Morning Cartoons, inspired by the day
to day and grounded in traditional painting
and printmaking techniques.
Sometimes I find my surfaces in resale shops and
sometimes on the curb. Discarded doors and drawers become the settings to my stories and
live on to inspire a few more of their own...
And to be honest, it’s an affordable way for me to keep making artwork that happens to
prevent a few things from being thrown away.
As an artist, I focus on narrative. My goal is to advance and legitimize concepts of visual storytelling by making narratives accessible.
The visuals I create need to be complex enough to inspire intrigue, while remaining tangible;
they need to build the ego of the audience while remaining humble themselves;
and they have to be the envy of the snobbish while being affordable to the masses.
The yarns I spin are for all. They are there in an attempt to interweave audiences with a smile
and illustrate the importance of art in our everyday lives.
"greenpoint gallery virtual exhibition" - july 2020
Juried group exhibition - Greenpoint gallery, Brooklyn, NY
audience choice award voting runs July 9 - july 15
"40th Annual SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition" - Feb 15, 2020 – JUL 26, 2020
group exhibition - Trout Museum of art, Appleton, wi
official selection - "friends" acrylic on wood cupboard door
OPENING reception, February 15, 2020 - 5:00-8:00pm