About

Upcoming exhibition:
Mar 1 - Apr 6 @ Space Gallery, Denver CO

my work

I am inspired and influenced by visual opposites: the clean lines of mid-century design and rough tribal art, Art Deco elements and raw and primitive gestural marks. Also in the mix is an attraction to two-dimensional icons and occult symbols, rustic chapels, and altars. I work to piece together a satisfying union that makes sense and feels calm. In process, I am also conducting deep investigations into color and exploring its dynamic power to affect the emotions and the role it plays in constructing narrative.

Some of the visual language in my work includes lines and arcs to reveal connections and flow, odd angles and faux 3-D to map other dimensions, and rays and washes extending off the edge of the canvas to indicate incoming and outgoing energy. I also employ seemingly religious symbols because, when coupled with sincere meditation, they can act as doorways to illumination. Sometimes my compositions feel jerry-rigged or like a long built-upon place of worship or gathering. A final work may resemble a strange, alchemical device, an abstract chapel, a prayer rug, or a crude sailing vessel--all of which share the common end-goal of transmutation. 


selected exhibitions
2017
Denver Designer Showhouse, Denver, CO
Amsterdam Kimpton - Prints for "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
1998 BA University of Colorado, Denver
2000 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

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

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

 photo by: Sierra Voss

photo by: Sierra Voss