In my work, the voluptuous shapes of 20-21st century modernist furniture and design are used to explore aggression and passivity. I am interested in how taste in furniture can be viewed as an extension of one’s personality. And how it can be used to express who an individual is (or wants to be) on a surface level, in a similar way that clothing announces who we are, or masks who we are. The work is also about becoming trapped by possessions or material desires, and the vicious cycle of living paycheck to paycheck to afford these items. As an obsessive collector of art and objects, through my artwork I confront my own acquiring and the sometimes negative consequences of materialism.
I work in a graphic style that borrows from fashion illustration and erotic drawing. The sculptural shapes of furniture lend themselves to plasticity, and therefore allow me to express deeper meanings to what appears at first to be fun or silly. Bright colors, populist shapes and familiar styles are enlisted to entice the viewer into a subtly underlying message of violence or victimization.
Born and raised in New York City, a sense of an overwhelming environment defines much of my work.
Artist Bio / CV
2014 Feature Inc, NYC. Upfront project room installation.
2013 Antebellum, LA, Calif. The Dirty Carnival.
2012 Envoy Enterprises, NYC. Spunk Issue 8 launch. Performance.
2011 Feature Inc, NYC. I am not Monogamus, I heart poetry.
2011 Milk Gallery, NYC. Japan Rising.
2010 Feature Inc, NYC. Tom of Finland and then some.
2010 Feature Inc, NYC. May Day Show.
2010 Second Floor Gallery, NYC. A Feast of Fools.
2010 PS122, NYC. Closing show.
2010 Lyons Weir Gallery, NYC. Art Bazaar.
2010-09 Postcards From The Edge, NYC, Visual Aids Benefit.
2009 Envoy Enterprises, NYC. Spunk 6 Launch.
2008 Leslie-Lohman, NYC. The Line of Fashion.
2008 Atlantic Gallery, NYC. S-7 Show.
2008-01 PS122, NYC. Benefit Show.
2000 PS122, NYC. 2 person show.
2010 PR portraits for Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner.
2005 Haroun + Mosqueda. Drawing for fashion label.
2002 Saturday Night Live. Drawings shown on air.
2001 e.vil. Subversive drawings for clothing. queenofevil.com
2012-10 Spunk Arts Magazine, 7 - 8 (illus, photography).
2009 Spunk Arts Magazine, 6 (illus). “Ready to hang.” (author).
2008-04 Spunk Arts Magazine, 5 - 2 (illus).
2008 Time Out New York, Heads of the Curve. 9/18 Pg 145 (illus).
2003 Spunk Arts Magazine, #1 (illus). “Artillery: What’s out there that can inspire you.” (author).
2012 Blouin Artinfo http://blogs.artinfo.com/objectlessons/2012/
2012 Lookbooks http://lookbooks.com/news/
2010 “An afternoon with...” http://anafternoonwith.com/
Parson’s, SVA, F.I.T., Greenwich House. BFA: Pratt Institute, NY.