My work explores the possibility of constructing a world that mimics the chaos and contingency of nature based upon posited mathematical models and axioms. Through the physical manifestation of abstract algorithmic systems I investigate the relation between the ideal and the concrete. Though the systems may be deterministic, they are also completely conditioned by their physicality and mode of presentation. The physical materials, such as paint, or charcoal place constraints on the system while at the same time allowing for the manifestation of phenomenon unique to the interaction between the particular medium and system. The work also simultaneously reveals different notions of time, ranging from the smooth, to the digital, to the “timeless” notion of the a-priori. Each piece attempts to arrive at a unique configuration of these mathematical, formal, physical, and temporal elements. As such it posits the world not as a single fixed model, but rather as multiple contingent and fluid realities.
*2006 - April, 2007 M.F.A. Painting. Temple University, Rome, Campus, Rome, Italy
*2005 - 2006 M.F.A. Painting Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
*2000 - 2004 B.A. Fine Arts Honors Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Areas of Specialization: Painting, Photography. Minor in Philosophy.
GPA: Major 3.8; Overall 3.4
*2003 International School of Painting Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy
*1996-2000 Stevens Point Area Senior High, Stevens Point, WI
Valedictorian in class of 700+. GPA: 4.0
*2006 Seven in a Room. Group show with young Roman artists, Curated by Cecilia
Canziani, Gallery of Art, Temple University Rome Campus, Rome, Italy
*2005 Owen Schuh: Paintings and Lithographs, Green Line Cafe,
4239 Baltimore Ave Philadelphia, PA
*2004 Visions VI , Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI
*2004 Thesis Exhibition , Haverford College, Haverford, PA
*2004 Night of 1,000 Drawings , Artists Space, New York, NY
*2002 Visions IV, Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI
*2007 Teaching Assistant, Advanced Painting for Prof. Dan Dallmann, Temple University Rome Campus, Rome, Italy
*2006 Guest Lecturer/Critic, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Spoke to senior art majors about my work and graduate school, lead group critique (paid)
*2005 Teaching Assistant, Painting, for Prof. Mark Shetabi, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
*2005, 2004 Guest Critic, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Lead group critique for intro painting class (paid)
*2005 Web page Design, American Life Insurance Co., Wilmington, DE
Designed Intranet site for Legal and Compliance Dept.
*2004 Office manager, Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia , PA
Scheduling, Record keeping, organization, public relations, and outreach.
*2003-2004 Studio assistant, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Maintained Studio equipment
*2004-2003 Various Gallery Installations, Cantor-Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford, PA
Layout, hanging, framing, matting, lighting, designing postcards