Driven artist with 20 years experience. Skilled draftsman and fine art painter with training in old master techniques, anatomy and structure with an attention to detail. My paintings and drawings have been shown in group and solo exhibitions in Chelsea, NY and all over the world as well as public art murals including one in downtown Manhattan. My work as the founder of my own portrait business, artists residency as well as my art practice experience has taught me the many aspects of managing a successful art business including exhibition creation, establishing relationships with clients and collectors, managing the flow of work, and pursuing commissions and public art opportunities.
New York Academy Of Art, NY — cum laude
MFA (painting), 2006
Minneapolis college of art and design, MN —
BFA (Furniture Design), 2000
Ringling School of Art and design, FL —
(Computer animation), (1996-1998)
Founder, owner, operator and Curator,
Artists Off Grid Residency,
Mountains of Larimer county, CO — 2017-Present
Ongoing annual project where I find, interview and curate 10 artists to take off the grid and in the wild, to create art, disentangled from technology, electricity and running water. I am curating an exhibition that opened this March of 2020 at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO. The exhibition features important artwork that was created after the residency experience in the artists’ own studios. It’s focus was how working off grid changed an artists outlook on the environment and their own work.
Founder, owner and Artist,
Easthampton, MA — 2017-Present
Portraits are created with oil paint from photo or from life to the clients specifications. Paintings can be made expressively quick or with emotional lifelike detail.
MURAL PAINTING WORKSHOPS FOR HIGH-RISK YOUTH,
Brooklyn, NY and Salem, MA - 2001-2004
Public and Private schools and community centers, NY and MA. Ran 2-4 week public mural projects, with as many as 81 students, K-8. Instructed students in research and executing murals for their school. Taught painting, drawing and sculpture.
Public Art Mural Projects
2012 “Whats Good” Public Community Mural created at the Brooklyn Food Conference in May, 2012. Funded by Catalyst Cares. Lead community in painting a mural about healthy food.
2009 “Flying Animals” Public mural. Budget $15,500.00. Curated by Ayelet Alduby and Elinor Milchan, Commissioning agency; Downtown Alliance. Public mural located on Washington and Rector Street in the Financial District of Manhattan, NY. This mural is a part of the 9/11 reconstruction project.
2002 & 2003 “Kids Activities” and “Twin Towers”, Public mural, Budget $3000 Commissioning Agency; One World After School and I.S. 227. Mural located in the main lobby and cafeteria of I.S.227. This mural was artist initiated and facilitated with a group of at-risk youth, to help create community.
2001 Commissioned by the YMCA to create 3 murals painted on the interior walls of the YMCA in Salem, MA with groups of at-risk youth.
Commissioned by The Phoenix School to create 2 murals with students for their school. One mural was created by all 81 students (K-8) about science. The second mural was about numbers created by all 8th grade students and presented as a gift to the younger students.
2020 “Artists Off Grid” Abend Gallery, Denver CO Culmination exhibition of Artists Off Grid Residency, founder, curator and artist, Denver, CO. March.
Produced a 4 episode webinar series through Abend Gallery to interview and show all 10 “Artists Off Grid” residents work because the gallery could not open because of COViD 19
“Young Blood” Space Gallery Soho, New York, NY. March
“Looks Good on Paper” Garvey|Simon Booth at the Art on Paper Fair, New York, NY. curated by Rick Davidman and Liz Garvey, March
2019 “Representing: An NYAA Alumni + Staff Exhibition” New York, NY Curated by Rick Davidman and Kim Power with Elizabeth Garvey from Garvey Simon Gallery, New York. February.
2016 “Point of Origin” The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY Curated by Dina Brodsky and Trek Lexington. October.
The Vendue, Charleston, SC New York Academy Group Exhibition Curated by Rick Davidman. May 26- September 23.
2015 Florida Mining Gallery, Jacksonville, FL. “Daydreams From Brooklyn” (solo show) April 17-June 30.
Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. “Dreamlands” Curated by Caro. March-April.
2014 Florida Mining Gallery, Jacksonville, FL. Two person show with Geoff Mitchell November 6, 2014- December 31.
Flowers Gallery, New York, NY. “Summer Exhibition” Curators: Laura Hoptman, Patterson Sims and Matthew Flowers. June 19-July 12.
New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. “TriBeCa Ball”
2013 J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY. “Difference and Disorder” (solo show) February.
2012 Context Miami Basel, with J. Cacciola Gallery, Miami, FL December.
Eden Rock Gallery, St Barths, FWI. “Somewhere Else” (solo show) August.
2011 Eden Rock Gallery, St Barths, FWI. “Suspended” March.
Eden Rock Gallery, St Barths, FWI. “Flight” solo show. February,