MFA , painting, Otis College of Art and Design
MA, Philosophy, UCLA , Advanced to Doctoral Candidacy. Dissertation, The Concept of Beauty in Art Theory.
BA, Philosophy, UCLA , graduated cum laude
ABOUT THE WORK
The text/conceptual work is comprised of various areas of interest. One involvement is with theory driven art and concerns the exploration of the self -referential substratum forming the underpinnings of such art.
A second, unrelated to the first, area of interest concerns interrelationships between individual persons and the larger group; and investigates the difficulties and inabilities of these certain individuals to fit in.
The text, words (or signs,as words are referred to in semiotics) are, in these pieces, used in their usual, everyday, denotative, narrative manner. The text also becomes, in the work, an aesthetic entity in itself, independent of its denotative meaning. A conflation of these two aspects is integral to the work. Logic symbolism forms the basis of the aesthetic element in a number of the pieces.
Additional areas of concern involve the investigation of money in society and its position as almost the only criterion of importance in judging a life, dominating, and almost obliterating all truly human propensities. Another concern involves the actual, but mostly ignored, temporariness of life.
Although all of the above is the very substance of the art, it all remains within a consideration of the visual experience; for, after all is said and done, it is the visual arts.
EXHIBITED AT THESE VENUES
The New Museun of Contemporary Art, New York,N.Y.
The Drawing Center,New York,N.Y.
Artists Space, New York,N.Y.
Now Gallery, New York, N.Y.
ROOM gallery, New York,N.Y.
Kathryn Sermas Gallery, New York,N.Y.
80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York University,New York, N.Y.
City Without Walls, Newark, N.J.
Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA
Japanese American Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
The Platt and Bornstein Gallery, University of Judaism, Bel Air, CA
Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Haus Gallery, Pasadena ,CA
HUDSON | LINC , LosAngeles,CA
Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Edward Giardina Contemporary Fine Art, Santa Ana, CA
Raid Projects, Santa Ana, CA
EXHIBITED WITH THESE ARTISTS
Kiki Smith Bruce Nauman Allen Ruppersburg
Jenny Holzer Karen Kilimnik Elizabeth Murry
Annette Lemieux Richard Prince Pat Steir
Marylin Minter John Baldessari Stephen Westfall
William Wegman JoyceTreiman Guy de Cointet
Marion Estes Astrid Preston Sherry Brody
Mineko Grimmer Coleen Sterritt Allen Kaprow
Hans Haache Felix Gonzalez-Torres Nancy Monk
Carolee Schneeman Joyce Lightbody Eleanor Antin
Carol Caroompas Ed Rusche Betye Saar
Alexis Smith Niki de Saint Phalle Claudia Parducci
COLLECTIONS ( selected )
Museum of Modern Art, artists book collection, New York, N.Y.
Otis College of Art and Design, artists book collection, Los Angeles, CA
University of Iowa,Special Collections, Artworks and Bookworks, Iowa City, IA
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
J.P.Morgan Guarantee Trust, New York, N.Y.
Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, N.J.
Burlington Northern Railroad Corporate Headquarters, Seattle, WA
Madison Arts Center, Madison,WI
Broad National Bank Corporate Collection, Newark,N.J.
The work is in numerous private collections
INFORMATION AND MATERIAL IN ARCHIVES OF THESE MUSEUMS
Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Mural at the School of Architecture of the University of California at Los Angeles,CA
Mural at Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles,CA