Concordia University, M.F.A
My stylized, event-driven paintings depict characters and situations in an unrealistic world of raster dots and bright colors: my depiction of a media controlled life in an urban world. The characters that I paint are inspired by news stories of damaged personalities and evolve into different versions of myself, male or female, observing, thinking, and processing my everyday experiences. I use the iconic cartoon imagery of past decades originally meant to depict a good, clean American lifestyle and juxtapose that innocence against the urban grittiness of the present day. The dot grid format in my work conveys the impression of reproduction and simulation, further enhancing my manipulation of reality. My paintings act as an allegory for the intense media manipulation of news and images constantly bombarded into my consciousness. The proximity of this information penetrates and informs my world serving as inspiration for my work. As an artist living in the Bronx, the city has also become an essential part of my visual lexicon.
Clio Art Fair, March 3rd- March 5th, 2017, Chelsea, NY.
" The Figure: Interpreted Through Contemporary Mediums," curated by Barbara MacAdam Editor of Art News, at Site : Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY.
" Really, really affordable Art Show", curated by Helga Christoffersen, Assistant curator at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY. at B.W.A.C. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
"Color", curated by Lillian Tone, assistant Curator, MoMa, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, New York.
" Putting it all Together ", curated by Luis Perelman and Arle Sklar-Weinstein , Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, New York.
"Fun House, Art of the Surreal, Fantastic and Bizarre", curated by Eve Biddle, Founder and Co- Executive Directorof the Wassaic Project, Barrett Art Center, New York.
"Twenty Seventh International Juried Exhibition", curated by Tumelo Mosaka,Viridian Gallery, New York.
"Mixmaster Group Show" curated by Elizabeth Denny, Mattatuck Museum, Connecticut
" Open Orange 2015 " curated by Tricia Laughlin Bloom, Victoria L. Valentine, Valley Arts Firehouse Gallery, Orange N.J.
" Select Fair Miami 2014" curated by Tim Goossens, 2014, Spacewomb Gallery, Miami
" New Directions '14", curated by Lynne Warren of Museum of Contempory Art Chicago,, Barrett Art Gallery, 2014, New York
" N.A.W.A 125th Anniversary", Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, 2014, New York
“ Spring Art Market,” Space Womb Gallery, 2014, New York
“ Postcards from the Edge”, Luhring Augustine Gallery, 2014, New York
“ D.I.V.A.S.”, N.A.W.A Gallery, 2013, New York
“Color My World”, Space Womb Gallery, 2013, New York
“Adieu September”, Space Womb Gallery, 2013, New York
August Picks, Irving Sandler Artist File, Artist Space, 2013, Curated by Talia Heiman
Personal Collection, Saatchi Art , 2013, curated by Sara Story
Bright Lights, Big City, 2013 Showdown, Saatchi Art, curated by Rebecca Wilson
Be Bold, Go Big, Saatchi Art, 2013, curated by Rebecca Wilson
New Members Exhibition 2013, N.A.W.A Gallery, New York
“Cold,” All Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
“Friendship,” Macau International Painting Competition, Macau, China
“The Early Years”, Red Dog Studio International, Hong Kong, China
Montreal Museum School of Art and Design
Dawson College, Montreal , Canada B.F.A
Concordia University, Montreal , Canada M.F.A Equivalent