Artist Statement

In order to combine the raw expression of monotype and oil inks, pentemente of drawings, jagged outlines of collage, and the liquid feeling of acyrlic wash, I seek surfaces where I can manipulate images, push inks, and scratch with charcoal. I need to feel my options are open.

My work is about the process, the push to lose conventionality and seeing the figure in a new way; as a landscape, shroud, inside out. I don’t consider any piece precious. They can all be wiped away, drawn over, made better by finding something new to add or take away.

Work brings a new view of the world. Highway overpasses become dry brush strokes, liquid washes form dripping lowlights on a figure, and a shadow becomes a collage piece between a horse and his barn. The story of a place or figure hides behind its face value; it is here that we can find beauty, be it profound or simple.

Solo Shows

  • Monotypes. Rosefsky Gallery, 9/03
  • New Work. Northwinds Coffee and Tea Co. Port Washington, N.Y. 4/05
  • Portraits, Bellmore Memorial Library, Bellmore NY. 10/06
  • Introspective, Ten Eleven Gallery, New York, NY 5/08
  • Here and Now, Ozzie’s, Brooklyn, NY 12/10
  • Uncovered, chashama, New York, NY 4/11

Selected Group Shows

2003
  • Life Drawings. Rosefsky Gallery, Binghamton, New York 3/4/03
  • Student Art Show. Binghamton University Art Museum, 4/2/03
  • Hillel Arts Festival. Undergrounds Gallery, Binghamton, NY, 12/04/03
2004
  • Student Art Show. Binghamton University Art Museum, 4/15/04
  • Process and Progress. Fine Arts Gallery, Binghamton, NY, 4/15/04
2005
  • Alumni Art Show. Binghamton University Art Museum. Binghamton, NY 10/21/05
  • Visual Aids Benefit, Postcards from the Edge. Robert Miller Gallery. NY, NY 10/17/05
  • Square Foot Show, Project Spaceman, Williamsburg, NY. 11/18/05
2006
  • Art at the Bank, State Bank of Long Island, Port Washington NY. 4/22/06
  • Visual Aids Benefit, Postcards from the Edge. Sikkema Jenkins and Co. NY, NY 12/1/06
2007
  • TAG Works ’07, Graphic Eye Art Gallery, Port Washington, NY. 4/1/07
  • Equality! Justice! Democracy! Issues-based Printmaking, Queens College, Flushing NY. 4/10/07
  • Visual Aids Benefit, Postcards from the Edge, James Cohan Gallery, NY, NY 12/07
2008
  • Beautiful Disguise, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington, NY 12/08
2009
  • Figure Now!, Elderfields Gallery, Port Washington, NY 2/09
  • Peace Quilts from Around the World, Godwin Ternbach Museum, Queens, NY 1/09
2010
  • Contemporary Arts Fair, Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY 11/10
2011
  • All That Glitters is Gold, Icosahedron Gallery, New York, NY 2/11
  • Chashama Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY, 10/11
2012
  • Scope International Art Fair, New York, NY 2/12
  • Art Takes Times Square, New York, NY 6/12
  • GO Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, 9/12
2013
  • Scope International Art Fair, New York, NY 3/13
  • CURATE NYC: Humans, Words, and Animals, Long Island City, NY 11/13