Artist Statement

 

 

Painting is a means of excavation. My work starts with a found image, often discarded at an estate sale or buried online. Whether it is a forgotten family snapshot or a stack of dishes, the objects are reanimated through the act of painting. In the process, lines, light, and details are dramatized and diminished, uncovering new meaning that encourages a dialogue across time.

My work has been exhibited throughout the United States, including Tinlark Gallery in Los Angeles and Red Dot Art Fair in New York. I earned a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from the California College of the Arts. I currently work in San Francisco.

 

Self Portrait. oil on canvas. 12" x 12". 2016