A Titanic mistake.
The threat of imminent disaster.
Acts of hubris or folly on the part of mankind.
The overconfidence in technology to the point of dangerous results.
The fantasy of exploration with imagery rooted in science fiction - a new backdrop for the old west archetype.
People trapped in little vessels, crashing into one another exploding, exploring someplace where god knows they shouldn’t be, and disregarding all warnings of impending doom.
I reconstruct fictional historical narratives by appropriating images loosely based on science fiction literature. Working primarily on paper with washes and stains my paintings depict vast landscapes peppered with delicate apocalyptic events. Small convoys of explorers probe watery voids or crash through fields of space. Like the latest Discovery shuttle expedition, these voyages are torn apart and reconfigured into tales of exploration fuelled by recklessness
Artist Bio / CV
2006 MFA Painting The University of the Arts
2003 BFA Studio Art Carnegie Mellon University
2008 AB(o)MB, Artoconecto, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami Florida
2008 22nd International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey
2008 Currents, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Studio Montclair, Wayne, New Jersey
2007 New Visions, Gallery 181, Lawrence, Massachusetts
2006 MFA Painting Thesis Exhibition, Highwire and Rosenwald-Wolf Galleries, The University of
the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2006 Work in Progress Show, Hamilton and Arronson Galleries, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2005 Work in Progress Show, Hamilton and Arronson Galleries, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2003 Foreland Street Studio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2003 The Regina Miller Gallery, Purnell Center of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2002 The Frame Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2006- 2004 The University of the Arts Graduate Merit Scholarship
2004- 2006 The CIRI Foundation Educational Grant
2003- 1999 The CIRI Foundation General Semester Scholarship