MFA 2015, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
BFA 2005, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT
My practice in art has been wide and varied. Currently, my work involves research into our understanding of sound and language – exploring its meaning, implications, and applications in sculpture. While I recently had a studio in Chicago, a city where I also taught at the School of the Art Institute, my search for understanding and expression in this area of art has made a winding path across the country. Truly the culmination of a life’s worth of interests, this story began in West Texas during my childhood. It would be there where the simultaneous interests in both music and art would lead me on two distinct paths: that of the ephemeral and that of the malleable. While sculpture, as the malleable, was an early love it would be some years before I studied it seriously. Music, as the ephemeral was the first and formative art form in my life. Joining an orchestra at the age of 11 as a violist, I grew to love the inexplicable, yet instantaneous, effect music had on me and those around me. This is what I seek to bring to the medium of sculpture: sympathetic resonance in form and concept.
Previously a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and currently an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI (CMU).
Selected Exhibitions: New Museum, NYC; BWAC, Brooklyn, NY; National Arts Club, NYC; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; College Art Association, Boston; National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Atlanta, GA; Madison & Essex Sculpture Miles, Connecticut; National Sculpture Society, NYC.
Bibliography: Art Folio, Edition 1; Sweet-Station.com; TheHouseofTate.com. Collections: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia.
Awards: Semifinalist in the 2022 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery, Vermont Studio Center Fellowship; Margaret Hexter Prize, NSS Excellence in Sculpture, National Arts Club Award of Distinction, Walter & Michael Lantz Prize, Gloria Medal.
• 2021 - SEMI-FINALIST (for Disambiguation) - Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2022- National Portrait Gallery 2022 - SEMI-FINALIST, Washington D.C.
• 2020 WIDE OPEN 11, Nat’l Juried Exhibit, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
• 2020 Art Folio, (for Debra Restored) Juried publication, Day III Publishing, Dallas, TX (In Press, Feb 2020)
• 2019 WIDE OPEN 10, Nat’l Juried Exhibit, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
• 2019 58th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, State Juried Exhibit, Midland, MI
• 2019 A New Media Exhibition, Nat’l Juried Exhibit, Indiana University Kokomo
• 2019 Do You Remember? Nat’l Juried Exhibition, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
• 2019 Positive/Negative 34, Nat’l Juried Exhibit, Slocumb Galleries, ETSU
• 2018 A Sense of Place, Nat’l Juried Exhibit, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Atlanta, GA
• 2018 GlassAccess: Sound+Vision, Int’l Exhibit, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia
• 2018 GlassAccess: SOUND+VISION, exhibition catalog, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA; June 2018; pgs 21-22
• 2016 "Speech from Another: The Mechanized Pursuit of the Human Voice -
Parts 1 & 2", November Art Journal, Chicago, IL
• 2015, MFA Show, Sullivan Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
• 2013, Funny/HaHa, Base Space, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
• 2012, After the Machines, Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT
• 2009, Runner-up, Art vs. Design, New Museum, SoHo, New York, NY
• 2009, Margaret Hexter Prize: National Sculpture Society 76th Annual Exhib., NY, NY
• 2005, Walter & Michael Lantz Prize, 1st Place: National Figure Sculpture Competition, National Sculpture Society, New York, NY