Artists Information

Artist Statement:

These paintings are about being in love and how that feels when you think about it later. There is a strange, overwhelming mix of sadness and elation that accompanies being in love with people, places, or things and the knowledge that nothing lasts forever. These paintings are representations drawn from my own memories and imagination, often idealized and veiled with a sense of humor. In this way, the paintings are like wishes. It is my hope that the viewers will also find themselves wishing for love.

Bio:

I was born in 1986 in Dayton, Ohio, raised in southwest Ohio. I attended Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana where I studied painting and graduated in 2009. I attended the School of Art at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York in the summers of 2008 and 2010, studying with American painter Stanley Lewis. In January of 2010, I did a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Later in 2010, I was hired at the Vermont Studio Center as a staff artist in residence, a year long position which included a stipend and culminated in a solo exhibition at the Vermont Studio Center’s Gallery II. In the fall of 2011, I began pursuing my MFA in painting at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. I graduated in the Spring of 2013. In that time, my work was published in “New American Paintings, issue #104, Northeast edition,” and several online publications including “The Daily Serving” and “Hyperallergic.” Upon graduation, I received a the Ellis Fund Travel grant from Boston University which I used toward a two month residency at the Glogau Artist in Residence program in Berlin, Germany. This residency was for recent MFA graduates organized by American University and also culminated in a group exhibition. Upon returning from Berlin, I moved to Brooklyn, New York where I currently live and work.

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Image Identification:

“Cold River”, oil and paper on canvas, 52in x 52in, 2012

“Quilt Painting”

oil and paper on canvas

78in x 50in

2012

“Self Portrait as Diver”

oil and paper on linen

30in x 24in

2012

“Stack”

oil and paper on canvas

16in x 18in

2013

Private Collection, Baltimore, MD

“A Snake Went Over My Foot”

oil and paper on canvas

8in x 10in

2013

“Dead Squirrel”

oil and paper on canvas

8in x 10in

2013

NFS

“Boat Painting”

oil and paper on canvas

96in x 78in

2012

“Night Swim, Naked”

oil and paper on canvas

60in x 52in

2013

“Swim!”

oil and paper on canvas

96in x 78in

2013

“To:Dan”

oil and paper on canvas

16in x 16in

2013

“Split”

gouache and paper on canvas

approx 32in x 18in

2013

“Boys & Guns”

oil and paper on canvas

60in x 48in

2013

“Treasure Box”

oil and paper on canvas

18in x 16in

2013

“Lantern Head”

oil and paper on canvas

120in x 72in

2013

“Ricky Ricardo”

oil and paper on canvas

20in x 24in

2013

“Snake Skeleton in the Birdseed”

oil and paper on canvas

10in x 8in

2013

“Trina and the Moon Jellies”

oil and paper on canvas

76in x 50in

2012

“Lantern”

oil and paper on canvas

60in x 48in

2012

“Crowded Boat”

oil and paper on canvas

60in x 48in

2012

“Night Kiss in the Woods”

woodcut on stonehenge

36in x 23in

2013

“Diver”

oil on canvas

72in x 42in

2012

“Happy Birthday, Fletcher”

oil on canvas

50in x 60in

2011