In my processes as an artist, I take on the role of cartographer, architect, carpenter, laborer, designer and businessman. It is the parts that make up the whole, that make up I, the artist.
I was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, and raised in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Both suburbs of Detroit. My mother was a Ballet teacher and my father was an Air Force pilot. I called Chicago, Illinois, my home and studio from 2006-2012 and much of the work in my portfolio was produced here. I recently relocated my studio to the Detroit, Michigan, area, and look forward to many creative years in my hometown.
My Paintings are a combination of time & place, compositional painting precision, process experimentation and viewer placement. I went to school for both Fine Arts and Architecture but since graduation I have decided to follow my own creative interests with painting. I attribute much of my architectural subject matter and interested in the Urban landscape to my Architectural schooling and try to use those ideologies in my studio practice. …Read More
University of Michigan, Ann ArborBS ArchitectureBF Drawing and Painting+ Published in #89 New American Paintings, Midwest Edition+ Published in Packing town review, University of Illinois Chicago, Issue #2, 2009+ Participated in 38th & 39th Annual Pilsen East Artists Open House+ Salute! Show honoring America, group show, Flatiron Building, Chicago, 2009+ 2nd. Fridays, Chicago Arts District - 2007-2009+ CONNECTING 2009: The 2nd Annual A&D Alumni Show+ 5th annual 2008 U of M Chicago Alumni Art Show+ CONNECTING 2008: The 2nd Annual A&D Alumni Show: *Peoples Choice winner.+ from above on display at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - 2003-2005+ Detroit show, Detroit, MI 2004+ Michigan modernism show, Southfield Event Center, MI 2003+ Tabor Hill wine & art gallery, Ann Arbor, MI - 2003 (solo),…Read More