About

Current exhibition:
”Encounters” @ Cristina Grajales Gallery (NYC)
curated by Stephanie Ingrassia

My Work
I am inspired and influenced by visual opposites: the clean lines of mid-century design and rough tribal objects, Art Deco elements and raw and primitive gestural marks. Also in the mix is an attraction to two-dimensional icons and occult symbols, stained glass windows, rustic chapels, carnivalesque costumes, ceremonial garments, and carefully arranged altars. In process, I am also conducting deep investigations into color, exploring its dynamic power to develop an abstract narrative through blocking, layering, and washes, as well as pushing it to a state of translucence.

Ideas in my work include: holding space for magic, for mending and bridging; connections below the surface; confronting uncertainty, the imperfect present and the vastness of the infinite; the ways in which we visit the abyss and emerge from it with treasure; extension of the Self beyond the self; and the warrior aspect of the psyche.

Symbols I use include rays, gauzy bandages, petals, wings, black space, circles, pipes, and faux 3-D. A final work may resemble a long built-upon place of worship or gathering, a strange alchemical device, a prayer rug, a crude sailing vessel, a shield, a protector-like figure, or a shamanic robe--all of which shepherd the process of transformation.

My paintings are included in private and corporate collections worldwide. Prints of my work are featured in collaboration with major brands including West Elm and Anthropologie, as well as high end hotels and luxury residences in several countries.


Selected Exhibitions
2019
Space Gallery - Beyond the Framework - Denver, CO
Space Gallery 360 Tour
2018
The Art Project, Denver, CO
2017
Denver Designer Showhouse, Denver, CO
Amsterdam Kimpton - "Corridors" project
2016
Artwork Network - "Entice" Group Show, Denver, CO
2013
Denver Designer Show House, Denver, CO
2012
Space Gallery - 11 Year Retrospective Group Show, Denver, CO
2000-2011
New Denver Civic Theater Gallery - Light & Milky*, Denver, CO
CORE - The Abstract Show (Juried Show), Denver, CO
Space Gallery - Aiming for the Seam, Denver, CO
Revoluciones Collective Art Space - Head Rest, Denver, CO
Rattlebrain Theater Gallery - Acts of Devotion*, Denver, CO
Chance Operations Gallery - (Group Show), Denver, CO
Space Gallery - Strung up after the Circus, Denver, CO
23rd Avenue Sculpture Gallery - Group Show, Denver, CO
Arts on Vine - New Visions Through Old Windows*, Denver, CO
Soulsciety Collective Art Space - Group Show, Denver, CO
Revoluciones Collective Art Space - Group Show, Denver, CO

Education
BA University of Colorado, Denver
Art Students League, Denver

Commissions
Cleveland Pinecrest (for Kalisher)
Suites on Third, Champaign IL (for Metropolitan Gallery, TX)
VAIN Salon, Denver CO
Rattlebrain Theater, Denver CO

Publications (see PRESS)
Luxe Interiors + Design (Winter 2018)
FLORA || FAUNA (Fall 2018)
5280 Home (Fall 2018)
Create! Magazine (Summer 2018)
Saatchi Art: Inside the Studio (Summer 2016)
Hommemaker Blog (Summer 2016)
Luxe Interiors + Design (Spring 2016)

Community
Art related projects and classroom volunteer: Stanley British Primary School, Bromwell Elementary School, Denver Cooperative Preschool, St. Louis Catholic School

Art Donations
Lenah Deney Silent Auction, PBS, Lukemia / Lymphoma, PACE, Denver Cooperative Preschool, Habitat for Humanity, ArtReach Denver, Bromwell Elementary

photo: Be Boulder Photography

photo: Be Boulder Photography