I use the traditional, often figurative and baroque notions of beauty as separate materials within an experience. This converses and elevates the quotidian in my work. There is a drama that occurs when you put the plasticity of everyday objects next to the aura of historical painting. It shows the glory of the past mashed with the easy indifference of the present. This is funny to me. Currently, it is the illogical and absurd narrative between; a really sensual oil paining, store bought tennis balls, duct tape and concrete that I am currently interested in. *Notes The color pink – I consider the color pink bodily. It then becomes sensual, gross and dramatic and I try to use it as such. Text – The text puts the viewer in a position where they can become part of the work. The ”reader” becomes the performer of a piece and therefore intertwined with the compositional elements.

b. 1985




2012.  M.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.


2009.  B. A. Keystone College, La Plume, PA.




2012.  Users, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA.


2011.  A Plastic Farm Reflection, Little Beasts Gallery. Savannah, GA.

           Natural Artifice, Richard J. Demato Gallery. Sag Harbor, NY.




2017.  Strong, Tender and True, Brob Din Gnag.  Pheonixville, PA.


2015.  Scope: Miami,  Galerie C. O. A. Montreal, QC

           Mute, Galerie C. O. A. Montreal, QC.

           Landfall,  Gutstein Gallery. Savannah, GA.

           Scope: New York, Galerie C. O. A. Montreal, QC.


2014.  Play , Galerie C. O. A. Montreal, QC.

           It's Not the Size that Counts, The Workshop. Vineyard Haven, MA.

           The Vicinity of Objects, A. F. A Gallery. Scranton, PA.


2013.  Decked Out, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA.


2012.  Small Works 2012, Gutstein Gallery. Savannah, GA.

           It's a Small, Small World, Family Business. New York, NY.


2011.  Over Consumption/Under Construction, Mr. Beast Gallery. Savannah, GA.

           Art Hamptons, The Richard J. Demato Gallery. Bridgehampton, NY.




2016.  Fresh Paint Magazine. Issue #13. New York, NY.

           Savannah Homes. Summer 2016. Savannah, GA.


2014.  New American Paintings: Northeast #110, Boston, MA.


2013.  Mikrokosmos: An Interview with Russ Noto, Wichita, KS.


2011.  American Art Collector: Artifice, Scottsdale, AZ.




2010-2017.  Savannah College of Art and Design, Permanent Collection, Savannah, GA.


Montreal, QC, Beijing, CHN, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington.




2010.  Painting Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Savannah College of Art and

Design, Savannah, GA.



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