When I paint, I enter a quest where time looses its chronology, space warps into a distorted perspectives, images collapse and deteriorate revealing layers of images underneath to deepen the meaning - I collapse everything into new structures and unexpected alliances; yet, all this absurdity gives a stronger and clearer message through empirical experience.
Bringing parts of the painting into the 3-D, adding range of textures and materials, physically abusing the surface makes my paintings to be appreciated face to face as they loose their vitality and aesthetic value being photographed, printed or viewed over Internet. As if you look at the photograph of the loved ones, but it is far from holding them close.
Aug, 2013 Midwest Clay Guild Open Sudio show, Evanston, IL
July, 2013 "Fame" show, Expansion Gallery, Lacuna, Chicago
Jun, 2013 "Memory", Expansion Gallery, Lacuna, Chicago
Sep, 2012 Group Show, Intelligentsia (Cultural District), Chicago
May, 2012 2012 Spring BFA Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago
Apr, 2012 "MODULAR22", 22 Gallery, Berwyn
Jul, 2011 The International School of Painting, Sculpture and Drawing exhibit, Montecastello di Vibio,
Apr, 2011 "The Paranormal" exhibit , Hostelling-International, Chicago.
May, 2009 Base Space Gallery exhibit, SAIC, Chicago.
Dec, 2008 Base Space Gallery exhibit, SAIC, Chicago.
Apr, 2006 NCECA show, Pittsburgh
May, 2005 "En-Plein-Air", The Historical Museum, Arlington Heights
Jun, 2004 Wisconsin Regional Art Program exhibit, Wautoma
Exhibited with these artists:
Rachel Borgman Ye Eun Nam Tina Engels Janice Martin Chelsea Witherby
Eileen O'Donnell Reisha Perlmutter Kelcie Mitchell Olea Nova Jessica Calek
Dan Streeting Danny Augustine Erin McGuire Stephanie Potts Sarah Brown
Melinda Wind Emily Baker Charlie O'Geen James Haddrill Sean Walker
CJ Hungerman Robin Dluzen Emily Fundis Erika Dely Allison Wong MAXBLR
Ron Hemphill Kim Counes Haynes Riley Egon Selby Kiel Mutschelkhaus
Lilian Crum Meagan Barry Anvita Jain Seth Stephens Julie Hoppner
Belinda Mattfolk Sean Patrick Chad McKinney Trevor Edmonds Dan Sinclair
Kevin Paolozzi John Lui Jessilisa Moretti Tom Albaitis Elle Kim Nicole Killian
Michelle D'Cruz Charlie DeLeonardis Chistopher Santoso Andrew Coate
Mackenzie Schubert Shalina Jaffer Jennifer Hines Miro Ledajaks Kyle van Heck
Tommaso Lesnick Anna Todaro Jacob Saunders David Linnewah Won Park
Scott Campana Synjin Mrkvicka David Brennan Jonah Ortiz Mari Lamp
Alex Donnelly Julius D.C. Bautista Anna Wagner Jill Birschbach Justin Hart
Susan Curry Kimberly Jones Dana Sherin Carryl Sherr Ruth Hodgins
Patty Kochaver Joanna Kramer Emily Testa Carley Pernokas Ray Schooley
Summer, 2011 The International School of Painting, Sculpture and Drawing, Montecastello di Vibio,
Summer, 2006 Study Abroad, Paris, France
Fall, 1978 Saint Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy, St Petersburg, Russia