The specific is fugitive. Apprehension and comprehension may or may not intersect; if they are accepted to be distinct actions, experience becomes the primary function between one and the other. This work explores this in-between space, and with it the transitory nature of experience.
Paintings become frozen moments or repeated loops where sensory experiences are emphasized in their absence. Color is used to generate flickering or intermittent light situations, and the use of ambiguous image and broken or implied pattern creates a fluctuation in recognition. Painting is used to create a moving image, where visual phenomena cause the eye to stay in motion. The viewer becomes an active participant in the generation of a fluctuating piece where there is no definitive narrative but shared experience.
The static image of a painting becomes a conceptual experience repeated through viewing.
Tyler School of Art. Elkins Park, PA. MFA candidate 2007
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Cooper Square, NY, NY.
Awards And Distinctions
Graduate Advisor on Tyler School of Art Faculty Search Committee, Spring 2006
Recipient of Exhibitions and Public Programs Graduate Assistantship at
Tyler School of Art, 2005-2007
Recipient of the Ethel Cram Memorial Prize, Cooper Union, 2001.
Recipient of the Cooper Union Faculty award for Painting 2000.
Recipient of the Rolf Heiram award for painting 1999.
Recipient of full scholarship to attend The Cooper Union, 1997-2004
MFA Thesis Show, Temple Gallery, April 2007
“Swap Meet” ISB Gallery, Providence, RI. February 2007
MFA Exchange show at Lincloln University, Lincoln UK March 19 – April 16 2007
BFA solo exhibition at the Cooper Union, March2001
Annual End Of Year Show, The Cooper Union, ‘98, ’99, ‘00, ‘01
“Inquiries Into Empathy” a symposium in conjunction with “Empathetic”, at the Temple Gallery, February 6, 2007