Artist statement

 

Inspired by Carl Jung’s quote, “Whatever you’re resistant to, follow it,” my work is a provocative exploration of complex social and psychological themes where I invite viewers to brave the unknown and examine what lurks beneath the surface, both figuratively and literally.

I offer a vision of humanity’s inherent connection to one another and to the natural world that straddles the domain between fantasy and fact. A mixture of rich colors, minute detail, and environmental focus results in acrylic paintings that are both a demand for immediate action and a solemn elegy over what has been lost. These foreboding scenes loom in the background of our collective consciousness as visual expressions representing humanity’s deepest anxieties. 

The ultimate goal of my art is to offer thoughtful commentary on the seemingly limitless follies of humankind: equal parts amusing and tragic, personal and planetary.
 


Education

2009/2010 School Of Visual Arts, New York City, NY

2004 MA Visual/Media Arts, Emerson College, Boston, MA

1997 BA History, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

2020 - Bloomington Center for the Arts, Bloomington, MN

2019 - Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, MN

 

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2018 - Featured Artist,East Lake Library, Minneapolis, MN

2017 - Featured Artist, Washburn Library, Minneapolis, MN

2017 - Active Sensibilities, Art Reach St. Croix, Stillwater, MN 

2017 - Featured Artist, Ambiente Gallerie, Minneapolis, MN

2017 - Featured Artist, Augsburg Park Library, Richfield, MN 

2017 - Featured Artist, Eden Prairie Library, Eden Prairie, MN

2016 - Featured Artist, Frameworks, St. Paul, MN

 

Group Exhibitions

2018 - 6th Annual C4W: Call For Work, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2018 - World In Flux, Vine Arts Center For The Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2018 - Everybody Worships, Public Functionary, Minneapolis, MN

2018 - NorthStar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition, White Bear Lake, MN

2018 - Arts North: Summer Edition, American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN

2018 - Arts North: Spring Edition, American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN

2018 - ARTifact: 33-1/3 National Juried Exhibition, Oak Park Art League, Chicago, Il

2018 - 23rd Annual Arts In Harmony International Juried Show, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN

2018 - Seeing God, Benedictine Center of St. Paul's Monastery, St. Paul, MN

2017 - 5th Annual C4W: Call For Work, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2017 - Autumn Fine Arts Show, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, Minneapolis, MN

2017 - NorthStar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition, Brainard, MN 

2017 - Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Show, St. Paul, MN

2017 - Co-Lab 2017, The Show Gallery Lowertown, St. Paul, MN

2017 - Art Kudos 2017 online exhibition; www.artshow.com

2017 - Celebration Of Community, Undercroft Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2016 - 4th Annual C4W: Call For Work, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2016 - Smorgasbord, The New Bohemian Gallery, Brainerd, MN

2016 - No Stone Unturned, Silverwood Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2016 - NorthStar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition, Lakeville, MN

2016 - Fall Fine Arts Show, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, Minneapolis, MN

2016 - Clean/Wholesome Living, Your Art’s Desire, Minnetonka, MN

2016 - Savage Arts Council Competition & Show, Juried Exhibition, Savage, MN

 

Awards

2018 - Best Of Show, NorthStar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition, White Bear Lake, MN

2018 - 1st Place Award, 23rd Annual Arts In Harmony International Juried Show, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN

2017 - 3rd Place Award, NorthStar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition, Blaine, MN

2017 - Best Of Show, Celebration Of Community, Undercroft Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2016 - 3rd Place Award, Fall Fine Arts Show, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, Minneapolis, MN

2016 - 2nd Place Award, NorthStar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition, Lakeville, MN

 

Reviews & Citations

Sleet Magazine, Spring/Summer 2017; “Irregulars.” 

St. Croix Valley Magazine, June, 2017; “Awakening With Art”

Stillwater Gazette, Stillwater, MN; January 7, 2017

Forest Lake Area Lowdown, Washington County, MN; January 6, 2017

Country Messenger, St. Croix Valley; December 28, 2016, “A Playful, Dark Exhibition”

Northeaster, Minneapolis, MN; October 5, 2016, “Art & About”

Razor Lit Magazine, www.razorlitmag.com/issue-2-spring-2016/ Spring 2016, “Featured Gallery Artist”

 

Collections

Private collection, Los Angeles, CA

 

Panels/Affiliations/Volunteer Work

2018 - Panelist, The Heart Of Art, NorthStar Watermedia Society, White Bear Lake, MN 

2017 - Panelist, MN State Arts Board, Arts Access Grant

2015 - Present; Active member, North East Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) 

2012 - 2014 Soap Factory volunteer, Minneapolis, MN

2011 - 2013 Organizer/host of local Meet-Up group Uptown Artists Forum, Minneapolis, MN

2009 - 2011 Volunteer artist for N.Y. Cares (designed and painted various murals in grade schools throughout New York City)