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Night Fog, 2012 Oil on Canvas 44in X 68in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Float, 2009 Oil on Canvas 46in X 70in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Aurora, 2012 Oil on Canvas 44in X 68in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Underground, 2012 Oil on Canvas 44in X 68in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Pacific, 2013 Oil on Canvas 48in X 30in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Within Reach, 2014 Oil on Canvas 32in X 42in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Break #2, 2011 Conte on Vellum 42in X 36in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Take Off, 2011 Pastel on Paper 34in X 66in © www.sunny-ra.com
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A Breath, 2012 Oil on Canvas 42in X 66in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Escalate, 2012 Oil on Canvas 49in X 22in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Left Behind, 2010 Oil on Canvas 42in X 32in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Looking Up, 2012 Oil on Canvas 44in X 68in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Sliver, 2010 Oil on Canvas 46in X 76in © www.sunny-ra.com
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DC, 2012 Pastel on Paper 18in X 24in © www.sunny-ra.com
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By Force, 2012 Pastel on Paper 24in X 36in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Atlantic, 2010 Pastel on Paper 8in X 10in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Negative Seven, 2014 Oil on Canvas 30in X 44in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Overturn, 2012 Oil on Canvas 68in X 44in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Passing, 2012 Oil on Canvas 24in X 48in © www.sunny-ra.com
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Louisville, KY
Birth year
1982
Schools
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 2005, Painting Certificate
University of Pennsylvania, 2005, BFA
Hunter College
Tags
mixed-media, landscape, modern, abstract
Statement

Education

Hunter College, CUNY:  Master of Fine Arts                                       January 2008 – January 2011

University of Pennsylvania:  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude            August 2002 - August 2005

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts:  Painting Certificate                   August 2001 - May 2005

Penn Study Abroad:  London, England                                                               June - August 2004

 

Additional Educational Experience

Vermont Studio Center Residency -  Johnson, VT                                                May – June 2012

Kentucky’s Governor’s School for the Arts - Lexington, KY                                    June-July 1999

 

Awards

Louisville Visual Art Association Artist of the Week, Artebella                                     November 2013

Vermont Studio Center Residency Fellowship Recipient                                   May – June 2012

Studio Visit Magazine                                                           Spring 2012 Edition, Volume 17 & 18

Christie’s Emerging Artist Presentation                                                                  Spring 2010

Gates Millennium Scholarship                                                                                           2000 - 2005                                               

 

Exhibition History

Nightscapes, Solo Show at PUBLIC Gallery                                                                       April 4 – May 24, 2014

Louisville, KY                                                                                                                         

Presence and Place, Group Show at Louisville Metro Hall                                                          March 25 - June 1, 2014

Louisvillem KY

Group Show at Swanson Reed Contemporary                                            January 4 – February 8, 2013

Louisville, KY

Now On Paper, The Alliance of Young Artists and Writers                                         March 2012

New York, NY

Environmental Perspectives, A Landscape Show                                         July 29 - October 23, 2011

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA                                                                              

Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition                                December 15, 2010 -  January 15, 2011

Hunter College, New York, NY                                           

Alumni Gallery Show                                                              November 5, 2010 - January 2, 2011

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA   

Focus and Meditation, Artist Talk                                                                      October 28, 2010

Hunter College, New York, NY                                                                           

MFA Show at Crane Arts                                                                                April 12 - 24, 2010

Philadelphia, PA                                                                                                   

Kentucky Girlhood Project 2009                                                             February 27 - April 5, 2009

Murray State University, Murray, KY                                                   

Hunter College Open Studios                                                                                        2008 - 2010

Hunter College, New York, NY                                                                                   

MP Law Office Installation                                                             November 2006 - January 2007

Louisville, KY                                                                                   

Swanson Reed Contemporary Gallery                                                       February - December 2006

Louisville, KY                                                                                          

The 104th Annual Student Exhibition                                                                             May 2005

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA                                            

The 103rd Annual Student Exhibition                                                                             May 2004

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA                                            

Certificate Student Gallery Showing                                                                                2001- 2002

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA