ARTIST STATEMENT
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Artist Statement -



Kairos: The Time In Between

I am interested in the iconography of moments that force profound personal decisions to be made. Moments that, because of their nature, change our spiritual, intellectual and emotional DNA forever. Some call them "moments of truth", but it is the ancient Greek idea of kairos, a moment of crisis which creates an opportunity and need for an existential decision to be made, that I am most interested in. I have attempted to visually explore some of these moments in my own life and in the lives of those close to me.

In most cases these events are unplanned and sudden. While they are often heartbreaking and traumatic these same moments can eventually yield strength, hope, and connectedness. My hope is the viewer experiences the tension of these seemingly opposing forces in all of the presented current works.

Personal iconography is presented as a symbolic suggestion of how these events have come together as an overall feeling or experience. Some works come across as subtly foreboding as if the moment will be disrupted by an intuitively felt action or experience, while in other works, the viewer is left feeling that something significant has just happened. In all cases, these works imperfectly represent iconic visions of kairotic moments, ranging from the quiet and gentle to the potentially catastrophic and violent.

Artist Exhibitions



Exhibition Experience: Solo, Group & Juried Group Shows

2009

Spring Arts Collective Gallery February Exhibition, group show, SAC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Curator: Deborah Martin (Gallery Director, Artist)

50th International Juried Awards Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA, Curator: Julia Marciari Alexander (Deputy Director Curatorial Affairs, San Diego Museum of Art, lecturer, author)

Art Without Borders: 2009 International Winter Exhibition, Lark Gallery Online, Santa Monica, CA, Juror: Peter Frank (Senior Curator Riverside Art Museum, editor of THE Magazine, art critic Angeleno Magazine and L.A. Weekly)

2008

The Quiet and Chaos of Trauma, two-person show, East Gallery, CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Kairos: A Time in Between, Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, West Gallery, CSU Fullerton, CA

2008 Torrance Art Museum Juried Exhibition, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, Juror: Gosia Wojas (Director of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects)

Southern California Open Regional Exhibition VII, VIVA Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA, Juror: Kim Abeles (Educator, Artist), Honorable Mention

Animal Magnetism, national juried exhibition, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, CA, Juror: Mat Gleason (Editor and Publisher Coagula Art Magazine)

2008 California Open Exhibition, TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Juror: D.J. Hall (Artist)

2008 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Jurors: Tyler Stallings (Director of UC Riverside Sweeney Art Gallery), Lisa Melandri (Deputy Director Santa Monica Museum of Art) & Carl Berg (Director of Carl Berg Gallery)

2008 National Group Juried Exhibition, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA, Juror: Sylvia White (Gallery Director, Artist Consultant)

2007

Knobturnal, group show, The Mountain Bar, Los Angeles (China Town), CA, Curator: Kyung Sun Cho (Artist, Educator)

36th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA, Juror: Lita Albuquerque (Artist, Educator)

2007 California Open Exhibition, TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Juror: Peter Frank (Senior Curator Riverside Art Museum, editor of THE Magazine, art critic Angeleno Magazine and L.A. Weekly), Best of Show

Open Call LA, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Ontario Open Juried Art Exhibition, Museum of Art and History, Ontario, CA, Juror: Richard Johnson (Artist, Educator, Former Director of Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum and Salt Lake Art Center)

2006

Variant, group show, Gallery 57 Underground, Pomona, CA, Curators: Tracy Duran (Artist, Educator)

Image & Identity, Collaboration of Artists and Writers, group show, West Gallery, CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, Curator: Lawrence Yun (Artist, Educator)

Graduate Group Show and Open Studios, Visual Arts Center, California State University, Fullerton

Southern California Regional Juried Award Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, CA, Juror: Dr. Susan Smith (Professor of Art History, Provost)

25th Annual Open Juried Show, PVAA, Progress Space Gallery, Pomona, CA, Jurors: Dyane Duffy (Artist, Educator) & Ada Pullini Brown (Artist, Educator)

22nd Annual Open Juried Fall Show, AAIE, Goldy S. Lewis Cultural/Community Center, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Juror: Angela Hernandez (Artist)

2005

24th Annual Open Juried Show, PVAA, Progress Space Gallery, Pomona, CA, Juror: Tom Fong (Artist, Educator)

2004

23rd Annual Open Juried Show, PVAA, Progress Space Gallery, Pomona CA, Juror: Chris Van Winkle (Artist, Educator), Honorable Mention

Artist Choice Show, Gallery Soho, Pomona, CA, Juror: Betty Cavanaugh (Artist, Educator, Author), 2nd Place

Anything Goes Show, Gallery Soho, Pomona, CA, Honorable Mention

2003

Ontario Open Juried Art Exhibition, Museum of Art and History, Ontario, CA, Juror: Virginia M. Eaton (Wighall Museum, Gallery Director)

1991-1993

35th Award International Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA, Honorable Mention

Citations, Kellogg Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona University, Pomona, CA

1992 2D/3D Juried Show, Cal Poly Pomona University, Union Gallery, Pomona, CA, Best of Show

1991 2D/3D Juried Show, Cal Poly Pomona University, Union Gallery, Pomona, CA, Honorable Mention



Publications
Animal Magnetism, Exhibition Catalog, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 2008
California Open, Exhibition Catalog, TAG Gallery, 2008
Brand 36, Works On Paper: Secrets & Confessions, 36th Annual National Exhibition, Exhibition Catalog, Brand Art Galleries, Glendale Public Library / Associates of Brand Library, 2007
Best Time to Invest in Art, Now! Gingers Art Journal, Article, www.gingersartjournal.blogspot.com, 2007
Image Identity, A Collaborative Show of Visual Artists and Writers, Exhibition Catalog, California State University Fullerton, 2006

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Artist Collections



Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

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