I try my best to merge the emotional impetus of each work with a touch a gestural painterly expressionism. The works are layer upon layer of text, scrawled graffiti, streaming acrylic and watercolor and heavy palette knife applied oils. Like layers of sound bites collaged one on top of the other, spray-painted words are blackened out by rapid brush strokes, every line and every stroke, every blacked out phrase, has a purpose. The themes beneath the works vary depending on what was in my mind that day or month, whether it is the death of Hunter Thompson, the unenforceable language of the Geneva Convention, or something as simple as a past relationship, whatever brought on emotion, I've attempted to replicate on canvas.
Villanova University, B.A.
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.
Residency with e105 Gallery and Art Lab 21, Bonn/Berlin, Germany
Cole Sternberg Paintings, 2008, Chronicling on canvas works from 2002-2008
And those who were dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music, 2010, Chronicling the exhibition of the same name at the American University Museum
Sept 11 2010 - Oct 12 2010, New Works, Kokorei Hansa (Ruhr.2010 Museum), Bochum, Germany
Feb 20 2010 - March 19 2010, Worship, Celebrity Vault (in collaboration with e105 Gallery), Beverly Hills, CA
Feb 19 2010 - March 20 2010, Group Exhibition, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
Nov 7 2009 - Dec 20 2009, and those who were dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music, American University Museum, Washington, DC
June/July 2009, New Works, Kinsey/DesForges, Culver City, CA
Feb/March 2009, Stained Glass + Nirvana, Fred Segal, Santa Monica, CA
Feb/March 2009, the breakup.down, symbolic nyc, New York City, NY
Sept 2008, Oil Projects II, The Crescent Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Sept/Oct 2008, Oil Projects, The Celebrity Vault, Beverly Hills, CA
Feb 2007, Vegas, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
Sept 25 2009 - Jan 22 2010, Transparenz, Detecon International GmbH (presented by E105 Gallery), Bonn, Germany
Dec 2008 - Jan 2009, You, Canvas, Malibu, CA
Dec 2008, Western Canon Booth, Scope International Art Fair, Miami, FL (two-person with Robert Williams)