About

STATEMENT

I am inspired and influenced by visual opposites: the clean lines of mid-century design and rough tribal art, hard-edged geometric textiles and raw and primitive gestural marks. And while I’m not religious, also in the mix is this attraction to two-dimensional icons and occult symbols, rustic chapels, and altars. I work to achieve a satisfying union of these visual influences with the end goal an amalgamation that makes sense and lands quiet. In a lot of my paintings there are large areas of dark or white leaving room for uncertainty, contemplation, the endless pull of paradox.


ABOUT

I've been living and making art in Denver, Colorado since 1999. My first paintings were made on thick shards of glass from a shattered pastry case--the glass “canvas” my first teacher as it allowed for extensive experimentation. I transitioned to working on vintage windows and other found surfaces such as lumber scraps and boards from discarded art crates. I really like the dialog inherent in the materials that have served a purpose and are already marked up.

I finally “graduated” to painting on stretched canvas in the last few years after working closely with an inspiring interior designer. Before painting, I sewed hats and record bags made from upholstery remnants for local DJs. As a young child I was fascinated by my grandmother's quilt making--an obvious influence with the joining of hard-edged shapes and a rhythmic use of color. There’s part of me that is quite math-minded and so I find myself over and over again in the impetus to organize and understand the obscure that I hope forever eludes me.

 


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (*solo)
2017
Amsterdam Kimpton - Reproductions selected for "Corridors" project
2016
Artwork Network - "Entice" Group Show, Denver, CO
2013
Denver Designer Show House, Denver, CO
Artwork for Guest Apartment designed by Carolyn Morris
Alvarez Morris Architectural Studio
2012
Space Gallery - 11 Year Retrospective Group Show, Denver, CO
BANG! - The Beyond is Nearest at Hand*, Denver, CO
2011
Rebel Salon - Holding it Together *, Denver, CO
Fashion Denver - My Crooked House*, Denver, CO
2010
Metropolis - Small Symmetries*, Denver, CO
BANG! - Return to Truth*, Denver, CO
2009
Denver CORE - group show, Denver, CO
Carol Mier Fashion - Untitled*, Denver, CO
Metropolis - Balancing Act*, Denver, CO
2008
VAIN - Gather, Assemble, Nest, Depart*, Denver, CO
2007
Cafe Karma - Untitled*, Denver, CO
2006
BANG! - Precarious Balances *, Denver, CO
2005
Mario’s Double Daughter - Afloat*, Denver, CO
VAIN - Fancy, Wavy, Golden*, Denver, CO
2004
New Denver Civic Theater Gallery - Light & Milky*, Denver, CO
CORE - The Abstract Show (Juried Show), Denver, CO
Hairspray - Songs in the Ether*, Denver, CO
Space Gallery - Aiming for the Seam, Denver, CO
Revoluciones Collective Art Space - Head Rest, Denver, CO
2003
Rattlebrain Theater Gallery - Acts of Devotion*, Denver, CO
Forest Room 5 - Jazz Licks, Denver, CO
2002
Chance Operations Gallery - (Group Show), Denver, CO
Rattlebrain Theater Gallery - Moon’s Jest*, Denver, CO
2001
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
2000
Soulsciety Collective Art Space - Group Show, Denver, CO
Revoluciones Collective Art Space - Group Show, Denver, CO

EDUCATION
2002 - Hugo Anderson Studio
2001 - Art Students League
1998 – BA University of Colorado, Denver

PUBLICATIONS (Print & Online)
Luxe Interiors (2016)
Luxe Interiors (2013)

Behance (2012)
SharksEatMeat (2012)
ZeroMile (2010)
Image Magazine (2008)

COMMISSIONS
2005-2013
Numerous commissions for private clients
2005
Art for reception area for VAIN Salon
2004
Stage Art for RAttlebrain Theater production
2003
Art for interior at BANG Restaurant

AWARD 2004
Best Glass Stain Window – Jergen Industries

COMMUNITY
2014-Present - Stanley British Primary School - Classroom coordinator for art project for annual auction
2009-Present
Bromwell Elementary School – Art room volunteer
2010
Denver Cooperative Preschool – Donated supplies and worked with children to create over 50 collages on board
2006
St. Louis Catholic School – Worked with students to paint church windows for school auction

CHARITY / DONATIONS
Lenah Deney Silent Auction, PBS, Lukemia / Lymphoma, PACE (senior support network), Denver Cooperative Preschool, Habitat for Humanity, ArtReach Denver, Bromwell Elementary