B.A Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina 2001
M.S University College London, London UK, 2006
I have studied art most recently at the Educational Alliance in New York City. Other schools include: The School of the Art Institute, Chicago and the University of Kentucky.
I strive to eliminate the binary between abstraction and figuration—giving my work a contradictory aspect and a narrative element. I have developed a hurried, raw, gestural, and color-intensive style that conveys movement and holds tension throughout the picture plane. The imagery, shapes, and figures I utilize are both ‘known’ and ‘unknown’ objects, figures, and references. The surprising combination of colors acts to confuse their interplay with other shapes and lines.
This style lead my work to be categorized as ‘Neo-Primitive Expressionism,' which does well to describe the choppy and meandering lines, out-of-scale objects, stacked geometric shapes, at times flatness, and lines with varying thickness that are prevalent in my work.
In this process, I leave much to the viewer to contemplate, which is an overarching aim of my work.
I live and work in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.
Born in Lexington, Kentucky