The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1998, MFA
I don’t create in order to capture; I create to constantly shift.
As such, I am not trying to show anything as it really is (as if that could actually be done). But then, I am also not claiming to state how things ought to be.
I consider the objects and images I make (with the help of others - however directly or indirectly) to be neither personal (mere instances of self-expression), nor universal (transcendent generalizations). But hopefully viewers will find them applicable to their experiences and/or interests.
Because I don’t think that anything can take the place of (stand in for) anything else, I view my artworks as dis-similar to instead of being representational of.
In other words, I don’t presume to know. I will even go as far as to write that the “wiggle room” of not necessarily knowing, which I do not equate with willful ignorance, is what motivates me. I am not searching for (Platonic) truths or essences as I don’t believe they exist.
pinups, Touché Bar, Chicago (Jul. 1, 2010 - Aug. 1, 2010)
Birthday Suit(s), Neo Nightclub, Chicago (Feb. 24, 2004)
The Partly Dave Show, No Exit Cafe, Chicago (May 12, 2004)
Fifteen Minutes of Fashion, Neo Nightclub, Chicago (Oct. 23, 2003)
Men Who Sew, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery of the YWCA, New York (Dec. 1999 - Jan. 2000)
M.F.A. Thesis Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Apr. 4 - 18, 1998)
The Art of ‘Taking Risks’, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Mass. (Mar. 2 - 30, 1996)
B.F.A. Exhibition, College Art Gallery, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz (Nov. 19 - Dec. 1, 1994)
The Faculty Selects, College Art Gallery, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz (Mar. 30 - Apr. 27, 1993)
Mascular Magazine, Spring/Summer 2016 (issue #17)
Mascular Magazine, Winter 2015 (issue #12)
Mascular Magazine, Spring 2013 (issue #4)
Mascular Magazine, Winter 2013 (issue #3)
Mascular Magazine, Summer 2012 (issue #2)
Chicago IRL, Summer 2012 (issue #4)
Exhibition in Print, METALSMITH magazine, 1995
6th round 2012 ArtSlant Showcase Winner (sculpture)
5th round 2012 ArtSlant Showcase Winner (sculpture)
3rd round 2012 ArtSlant Showcase Winner (sculpture)
Trustee Scholarship (Fiber), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996-98