I rescue discarded and outdated print materials including textbooks, album covers and magazines to construct my geometric abstract collages. I extract various characters, text and illustrations from their original context and recombine them, creating new meaning by way of their interactions. Through this process I weave a playful non-linear narrative into my compositions. I'm interested in creating relationships between shape and color while encouraging free associative textual meaning. Exploring possibilities with color and form is customarily the starting point for my collage work. The selection process of materials is often in response to life experiences, both as a child and adult. These memories often get restructured, evolving each time, revealing and concealing in a spirited, whimsical way. It's through this act of recycling, both memory and material, that allows for renewal to happen.
Selected Exhibitions 2015 AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY (upcoming group show) 2014 No More Place, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ (upcoming group show) Rock, Paper, Scissors, transFORM Gallery, New York, NY Tales of a Librarian, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY (solo) Second Nature: Beauty in the Ordinary, transFORM Gallery, New Rochelle, NY Westchester Biennial, Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY I Kan Do Dat - Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2013 Curate NYC - Elisa Contemporary Art, Bronx, NY Meditation Room - Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY New Acquisitions - Spring Group Show, Fresh Paint Art Gallery, Culver City, CA 2012 Art From The Boros, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY Bound To Printed Matter, The Howland Public Library, Beacon, NY Fauxstalgia, cWOW, Atrium Gallery of Seton Hall University, Newark, NJ RE-MADE, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY Piecing It Together, ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY 2011 Full Circle, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY The Retreat Group Show, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY Wide Open 2, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY Unfamiliar Territories, Adam Lister Gallery, Fairfax, VA 2008 The Last Picture Show, Artformz Alternative, Miami, FL 2007 Moments Happen, @Space Contemporary, Santa Ana, CA (solo) From a Thousand Pages, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Voyage, @Space Contemporary, Santa Ana, CA Common Ground, Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY (solo) Deviant Behavior, Artformz Alternative, Miami, FL 2006 Bondonio Gallery, Alba, Italy Spring Contemporary, Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ Flower Show '06, Concepto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Endings & Beginnings, RockPaperScissors Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ Narrative Image, Concepto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Harbor Gallery, Boston, MA Evoke Gallery, St. Paul, MN Small Works Show, Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY 2005 Layered Images, Concepto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (solo) Evoke Gallery, St. Paul, MN New York Citywide Open Studios, Bronx, NY The Square Foot Show, Art Gotham, New York, NY Interactions, RockPaperScissors Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ Open Studio, H.O.A.S.T., New York, NY Spire Studios Group Show, Beacon, NY 2004 International Visual/Text Show, Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY 2000 Marking the Millennium, Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY 1999 Figura Indisposed, Space 357, New York, NY (solo) 1998 The Robert Lowery Gallery, Watkinsville, GA Awards, Grants and Residencies 2014 Artist In The Marketplace (AIM), Bronx Museum, NY 2011 The Artists Summer Institute (ASI) Governors Island, NY | A partnership of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Creative Capital 2007 Residency, chaNorth, Pine Plains, NY 2004 Juror's Award, Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY Gallery Award, Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY Commissions 2014 Westin Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA 2011 Metropolitan Gallery, Austin, TX Art Fairs 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show, New York, NY 2007 Red Dot Fair, Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY 2006 AAF - Affordable Art Fair, Concepto Gallery, New York, NY Education 2004 MA – New York University, New York, NY 1997 BA – Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA