ARTIST STATEMENT
EXHIBITION HISTORY
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Artist Statement



Working from life and in the immediacy of the sitter’s presence helps maintain a connection to real life at time when digital life can be overwhelming. In this way, life drawing is about the artist maintaining human interaction. In presenting themselves to the world the sitter collaborates in this process as an active participant. This collaboration now occurs at a turbulent time. Fact, if not truth itself, is under siege. By working from life, the sitter and artist are the revealing truth of a specific time, place and act. This cannot be faked the finished work is an unmediated artifact of the act. Rather than think of these as portraits of people, for me these are portraits of authentic moments.

Artist Exhibitions



Selected Exhibitions indicates solo or two-person
2018 Larkin Arts, National Juried Show, 105 – 1027, Harrisonburg, VA
Lexington Art League, The League Members Exhibition, 914 – 1014. Lexington, KY
Dutchess County Art AssociationBarrett Art Center, New Directions 2018, 106 – 1117. Poughkeepsie, NY
Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Figure Study- Hidden Story, 98 - 1021. Healdsburg, CA
ARC Gallery, Pride and Prejudice, 620 – 714. Chicago, IL
Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, 5th Annual Living Mark Exhibition, 630 – 730. Portland, OR
The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Art and Fear, 61 – 728. Cape Girardeau, MO
Studio Montclair Gallery, ViewPoints 2018, 62 – 816. Montclair, NJ
2017 Purdue University Galleries, Drawing Resurfaced II, 1113-1215. West Lafayette, IN. Catalogue
George Segal Gallery, Art Connections 13, 1119-1215. Montclair, NJ
Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Chasing Ghosts II Art that Pierces the Veil through remembrance, legacy, and beyond, 1028 – 1117. Portland, OR
Reece Museum, FL3TCH3R Exhibit Social and Politically Engaged Art, 109 – 1215. Johnson City, TN. Catalogue
Manifest Gallery, Nude, 818 – 915. Cincinnati, OH
TAG Gallery, CA Open 2017, 89 – 826. Los Angeles, CA. Catalogue
Lexington Art League, Demographically Speaking,127 – 218. Lexington, KY
2016 Mill and Max Gallery, Figure Drawing Two Views, 99– 1016. Lexington, KY
Lexington Art League, Fourth Friday A Figure Study. 122 - 25. Lexington, KY.
Zephyr Gallery, Drawn to Bodies, 92– 1022. Louisville, KY
Palette Gallery, Bodies, 832016 – 828. Asbury Park, NJ
2009 MMMart, medana.art pomlad 2009. 418- 425. Medana, Slovenia.
2008 University Art Galllery, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Studio Arts Faculty Exhibition, 101– 1121. Pittsburgh, PA.
2007 The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Incognito, 428. Santa Monica, CA.
2006 Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, 100 Centennial, 120– 35. Pittsburgh, PA.
2005 ALLEGHENY COLLEGE PENELEC-BOWMAN-MEGAHAN ART GALLERIES, 8-HOUR DRAWINGS, 96– 104, MEADEVILLE, PA.
2004 Artists Image Resource, The War Room, 1015 – 1016. Pittsburgh, PA
2001 Chamot Gallery, Modern Romance. 315 - 429. Jersey City, NJ.
2000 Hunterdon Museum of Art, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition,
12300 – 12801. Clinton, NJ. Catalogue
Concept Gallery, 30 Curators, 210 - 48, Pittsburgh, PA
Historic Downtown S.I.D. Office Gallery, Black Drawings and Other Works. 925 - 1214.
Jersey City, NJ.
1999 Mercer County Community College Gallery, Modern Romance, 19 – 211. Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ.
1998 Jersey City Museum, 311 - 530. Jersey City, NJ. Catalogue.
David J. Brodsky Gallery, 926 - 1027. Princeton, NJ.
Birke Gallery, 91 - 921. Marshall University, Huntington, WV. Brochure.
The Contemporary Arts Center, 67 - 86. Cincinnati, OH.
1998 Museo de Art Moderno de la República Dominica, La Linea Dibujos Contemporaneos,
71 - 830, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Catalog.
1997 Side Street Projects, Splice, 920 - 1215. Santa Monica, CA. Catalog.
1996 Gallery 313, Sick Again, 628 - 719. New York, NY.
MMC, Figure and Symbol, 910 - 1012. Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY.
Anderson Gallery, X-Sightings, 517 - 717. Buffalo, NY.
Noyes Museum, 1994 - 1995 Fellowship Exhibition, 121 - 324, Oceanville, NJ. Catalogue.
1993 The Contemporary Arts Center, The Figure as Fiction, 1203 - 123. Cincinnati, OH. Catalogue.
1992 Carson Street Gallery, 414 - 420. Pittsburgh, PA.
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Artist Collections



Carnegie Mellon University
Art Collection,
Pittsburgh, PA

Museo de Art Moderno de la Republica Dominica
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Artist Favorites