Statement

In the most basic sense, I paint portraits. Contemporary representations inspired by master works of the past.

With these pieces, I wanted to explore a kind of omnipresent pressure I think we all live under. One that grows out of the clash between humanity —our unique mess of emotions, obsessions and urges—and society’s prescription for success.

I’ve always been fascinated by the mess.

The new visuals are a nod to the modern art aesthetic. Subtle shifts, repetition, (re)placement, or absence of facial features are attempts to create a feeling of dissonance and pressure in the viewer. I want someone to be drawn in by the uncanny nature of a piece and still feel safe to explore the feelings and reactions the pressure gives rise to.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

MFA Painting 2012
Academy of Art University – San Francisco

BFA Animation 2006
Art Institute of California – Santa Ana

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Lost Thoughts & Days Ahead
Cordesa Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 

2016
The Next Day
Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
PaintGuide Group Show
Booth Gallery, New York, NY
2017

_Lo/Wave
Noh/Wave, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Talk to Me
Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2 person show

2016

_Lo 1
Dream Factory, Los Angeles, CA

Awards

2011

Director’s Choice Award (Best Oil Painting)
Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA