Bio

Lives and works in Chicago, IL and resident at the Cornelia Arts Building.

I use painting to explore ideas about narrative, place, landscape, travel, and memory.  I borrow many themes from Romanticism, especially landscape's connection to interior life and imagination. In the past I relied heavily on others stories about location to create my idea, or invented it from a mix of photo reference and photography. Currently I utilize my own photographs and experiences as a point of reference. Because the work is made after my experiences and usually  from notes, sketches, or photos, I rely heavily on my memory or the feeling of a memory of a feeling to create an image.  I graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 with a BFA in painting and drawing and have a studio at the Cornelia Arts Building in Chicago, IL. 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2010    Invisible Cities, 3rd Coast Café, Chicago, IL

 INTERIORS, Mo Joe’s Coffee House, Indpls, IN

2009   Night Windows, 3rd Coast Café, Chicago, IL

 Selected Works, LuLu’s Electric Cafe, Indpls, IN

2007   Tableau Vivant, 3rd Coast Café, Chicago, IL

GROUP

2018    Cornelia Arts Building Open Studios, March, Chicago, IL

2017     Cornelia Arts Building Open Studios, May and October, Chicago, IL

2016     Cornelia Arts Building Open Studio, February and May, Chicago, IL

2015     Cornelia Arts Building Open Studio, March and August, Chicago, IL

2011     Installations and Landscapes, Indy Indie Artist Colony, Indpls, IN

 The Flower Show,Indy Indie Artist Colony, Indpls., IN

2010    Grand Opening, French Bleu Fine Art Gallery, Carmel IN

Media

2011     Nuvo, Review: Installations and Landscapes, Dan Grossman, Aug. 15, 2011


EDUCATION

2005-2007 BFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Painting and Drawing, Chicago, IL

2009 Perceptual, Health, Abnormal, and Developmental Psychology classes, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

2004 Ringling School of Art and Design, Illustration, Sarasota, FL

2002-2004 Syracuse University, Production Design, Syracuse, NY

SCHOLARSHIP AND HONORS

2005-2007  Regional and Merit Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2002-2004  Dean’s Scholarship, Syracuse University