Concordia University, M.F.A
My subversively humorous paintings depict characters and situations in an unrealistic world of heightened colors and distorted, cropped bodies. I take the mundane everyday situation and convert it to a tableau of heightened shadows, impossible perspectives, heavily ornamental and surrealistic inspirations. My cropped compositions force a more focused examination of detailed treatments of hair or fabrics counterbalanced with bright borders or blocks of color. My inspirations come from my love of observation and a passion for art history, the Surrealists and the Chicago Imagists in particular.
Riverarts Open Studio, Westchester,NY.
28th Annual International Juried Exhibition curated by Susan Thompson of the Guggenheim Museum at the Viridian Gallery, Chelsea NY.
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