Thoughts Resume

i believe creating art is the translation of the subjective unconsciousness onto a physical plane- no matter how aloof the abstraction is, there always is a birth place whether it is pretty or not.. the dictation is made regardless. my work often tells me how i feel. physically answering "why" to what i cannot emotionally interpret.

i started off as a poet, in love with being able to say the most with least possible space consumed. the precision was pure and the abstraction, limitless. then the spontaneity of photography hooked me.

now, it is the observed time-process of painting. often seemingly monochromatic, or simple at a distance. if then, the simplicity has properly seduced into an intimate viewing- you find a true abyss... colors you never thought there before and intricate chaos within a large tranquil screen.. it is called life. those details are called experience. these gestural interactions are private, yet reveal themselves eagerly to those interested, promised to never end up in the same space twice.

it's a dadaist introduction. little else beside the paint itself determines authenticity, allowing itself to become itself without interruptive "thought" (that has came from elsewhere, hence, has been done before) then.... more often than not, i allow the ego to step inside and satisfy conscious demands driven by obsessive preconceived beliefs of form, balance, color, composition etc. the actual editing process from here can be one mark or an entire vigorous surface wash. in the end, there are no recognizable ends. the essence is the work and the re-work, the worn, aged, peeled, scraped, scrubbed, bruised & often (literally) showered. these very physical paintings exhaust themselves to uncover their solution. the interaction of colors and marks are turned into themselves by the very act of being allowed to be themselves. watching changes as they occur with strokes taken back or movement forced over. neighboring marks integrate and fizz within a whole. nothing is fully removed without evidence remaining.

and just like these paintings, whether chaotic or calm, life too, is justly examplified in uncertainty and inevitable change. unknowingly & often- calm on the outside, chaotic on the in.

Solo exhibitions

  • PAINTINGS: a retrospective, Gallery 901 (NYC) November 18, 2010 - January 3, 2011
  • WASH.RINSE.REPEAT: recent paintings, Merge Gallery, NYC december13th 2006- january 25th 2007
  • FORM AND EXPERIENCE: a retrospective, Re:place Gallery, NYC november20th 2003- january 19th 2004
  • Equipose: Photographs, Newburgh’s City Hall Lobbies (NY) October 1 - November 30, 1999

Group exhibitions

  • ENSO, Peter Louis Gallery (NYC) March 23 – April 23, 2013
  • PAINTINGS, Prop Gallery (NJ) March 15 – June 15, 2013
  • WORK, Center City Gallery (NJ) February 15 – May 15, 2013
  • RED DOT NEW YORK 2008, Merge Gallery (NYC) March 27 – March 30, 2008
  • AAF NYC 2007, Mercer Gallery (NYC) June 14 – June 17, 2007
  • Finding Your Place: A Photo-Mosaic, The Art Museum of West Virginia (Roanoke,VA) October 5 – November, 2006
  • A Forced Perspective, Bottom Feeders Studio Gallery (NYC) March 3 – April 28, 2006
  • Gallery Art/Street Art, Gallery I.P.S. (New Haven, Ct) March 11 – April 2, 2006
  • Small Works, Gallery 402 (NYC) September 15 – October 1, 2005
  • CAS05, City Gallery (New Haven, Ct) September 1 – 25, 2005
  • Art 101, The Space Gallery (Austin, Tx) April 21 – April 30, 2005
  • Art, *Art Asterisk Gallery (Williamsburg, NYC) June – July, 2003
  • Exposure: Six female photographers, Paint Box Gallery (Chelsea, NYC) July – Sept 2002
  • Photography, Period Gallery (Omaha, NE) August 8 – October 30, 2003
  • Mixed media, Tompkins Square Gallery (NYC) March 9 – 30, 2002
  • Life of the city: Photographs, MOMA (NYC) February 28 – May 21, 2002
  • Many colored artworks, Queens Museum Of Art (NYC) October 2 – January 28, 2001
  • Y2K?YNOT2K!AQA gallery (NYC) February 26 – March 11, 2000
  • Generations II: A Survey Of Women Artists at the Millennium, A.I.R. Gallery (NYC) February 15 – March 11, 2000
  • II:Perfect presents IV, Knickerbocker Gallery (NYC) January 19 – February 18, 2000
  • I:Perfect presents IV, Knickerbocker Gallery (NYC) December 15 – January 14, 2000
  • Abstract paintings, Art Exhibition Space, Brooklyn College (NYC) October 18 – 26, 1999
  • Invitational artist series: Third Annual Photography Exhibit, Levine Annex Gallery (NY) September 17 – October 10, 1999
  • Fall open: Multi Media Works, A.Q.A. (NYC) September 4 – 25, 1999
  • Summer group exhibition II, Knickerbocker Gallery (NYC) August 11 – September 10, 1999
  • Personal vsion: Image and the Imagination VI, A.Q.A. (NYC) Augugust 7 – 28, 1999
  • Fourth annual arts, Holy Ghost Salon (NYC) March 7 – 9, 1999

Awards

  • First Place Prize for best mMixed media (Tompkins Square Gallery), 2002
  • Shaw Award (excellence in Fine Arts at Brooklyn College), 2000
  • Dianna and Lewis Sills Memorial Foundation Scholarship Award (excellence in Fine Arts at Brooklyn College), 1999