I am a Brooklyn based painter.I was born in Frankfurt, Germany (army brat). My family moved to the USA, and I grew up in the deep South--Louisiana. After art school in Chicago, I received a fellowship to the Skowhegan, after which, I moved to Brooklyn, where I live today. As a kid I developed the habit of prowling though thrift stores and flea markets, with my dad (a collector of unusual castoffs) looking for interesting items, ephemera and relics of the past.More recently, my art making has involved collecting photos(1970s and 80s era) of people I dont know, and making paintings about these folks. It is my goal to find and reveal hints of personalities and expressions of intimacy that hide in the found photos (which initially seem posed and superficial). My paintings zoom in on the photos details recording the subtle moments --the touch of hands, a loving gaze
My current project is the “Blue Screen Series.”
This series consists of paintings and a painting installation, “Galactic Miami,” composed of 99 individual portraits.These paintings and installation reference photos I found on the wall of a Miami pizzeria—shots of the workers after hours. The vivid ultramarine blue of the paintings suggests not only the tropical Miami environment, but also the blue screens of film making, where figures are shot and extracted from an environments pictorially. …Read More
2010--Entre Dos Mundos, Belkys Ayon Gallery, Havana, Cuba,
Sanctuary for the Beloved, Essex County College Gallery, Newark, NJ.
--2009--We Skipped the Virus, Temporare Kunsthalle Friedrichshain, Berlin,
Group Shot Italy, 1972, Tomasulo Gallery, Union County College, NJ--
--2008--Friends, Cheryl Pelavin Gallery, NYC,
Multiple Me, Space 972, Newark, NJ.
--2007--Anatomical Attitudes, curated by Robin Reisenfeld, Heskin Contemporary, NYC,
ArtNow Art Fair, SafeTgallery, Miami Beach
---2006-Connections, Korjaamo Galleria, Helsinki, Finland,
Cell2cell2cell, The Rider Project, NYC,
Draw_Drawing_2, The Foundry, London.
2005--Bright and Shining, SafeTGallery, Brooklyn
Girl Talk, The Garage, Jersey City, NJ.
Babes, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn,
---2004---Night of 10,000 Drawings, Artist Space, NYC
.Art Star Sausage Factory, Debs and Co., NYC.
--2003--Home Works, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago.
--2002-- Reactions, Exit Art, NYC..
Watching You Watching Me, Marymount Manhattan College.
--2000--Lounge Scene, Tomasulo Gallery, Cranford, NJ.
Count Down, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco.
--1999--Outer Boroughs, White Columns, NYC.
The Passion, Richard Anderson Gallery, NYC
.Smoke, College of Visual Arts Gallery, St. Paul, MN.,…Read More
--Northwestern University,Evanston, IL MFA, University Scholar
--School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Post Bac