Artist Statement

I create three-dimensional paintings focused on public personas constructed from a variety of lived experiences. How we develop that specific personage is the result of concealing and revealing layers built up over time.

Each work is constructed with a specific figure in mind, both real and fictional. I strip down and build back up each painting’s unique and distinctive story, constructing their narrative within the walls of the paint.

I have an intuitive practice manipulating materials, primarily using discarded house paint and recontextualizing them into paint skins. Capitalizing on developing the textures and variegated hues within each paint skin, I work to build a visual connection to the tactile sense.


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Education 

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Low Residency Master of Fine Art 2015-Present

Year Two Student, Concentration in Painting and Sculpture

Ohio University, Athens, OH 

Bachelor of Fine Arts Art Education, 2007 

Concentration in Painting and Ceramics, cum laude honors

Experience

Brecksville Broadview Heights High School, Broadview Heights, OH 

Faculty member in Fine Art Department, Fall 2012-Present 

Instructed over 150 students per year with five instructional preps including Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Art Foundations, and Sculpture 

District Student Learning Objective Review Member

Predict, develop, and analyze data to inform instruction and student growth

Exhibitions and Awards 

Summer Hours, Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, July 2016

Temporal Topography, Cleveland West Art League Gallery, 78th Street Studios, October 2015

State of the Arts: Exhibition of Ohio Artist Educators, Ohio University, October 2014, 2015, 2016

PSO Friend of Education 2014

Professional Activities 

Cleveland West Art League Member 2014- Present 

Cleveland Clinic eXpressions Teacher Training 2014 

OEA, OAEA, NAEA Member, 2012-Present