Graduated Spring 1998
Major: Fine Arts Studio
The key to a great education is finding an educational institution that fits who you are at the time and provides impetus to discover who you want to be. Before coming to AU, I spent several years exploring a variety of majors at other universities. By the time I arrived at AU as a transfer student, I had a strong sense of what I wanted to do and the type of institution I needed to be in. The facilities in the Department of Art+Design offered a wide range of creative exploration, and the faculty encouraged my interests and pushed my motivation. Through the available courses I discovered a strong connection between my studies in art and my studies in philosophy which led to a greater understanding of what art could be and do.
After graduating from AU in 1998, I went on to earn an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC in 2000. I spent three years painting in London, where I was awarded the Jerwood Painting Fellowship in 2007 before returning to New York. Recent shows include My Own Personal Rebus at Asya Geisberg Gallery and A Few Possible Options toward the Solution of a Complex Problem that Itself is Not Yet Completely Known at SFCC Gallery in Spokane, WA. My work is currently represented by Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York.
untitled (abstract still life), 2013