After being raised poor by a single mother in rural West Virginia I received a
scholarship to attend The Columbus College of Art and Design in
Columbus, OH where I graduated Cum Laude in 1997. Subsequently I was
awarded a small scholarship to attend The School of Visual Art's MFA Fine Art
program in New York City. At the age of 22 I graduated Magna Cum Laude.
I have exhibited my work, most notably, at PPOW Gallery and Fuse Gallery
in New York and Bucket Rider Gallery in Chicago. My performance work has
been featured at The Knitting Factory New York and The Judson Church.
I have lectured at The Jersey City Museum and The School of the Art Institute of
Chicago. My work has been written about in The San Diego Union Tribune,
NYArts Magazine, The New York Sun, and The Columbus Alive.
My work has been purchased by Jean Pigozzi, Steve Shane, Magdalena Sawon and
Tamas Banovich of Postmasters Gallery, John Post Lee of Bravin Lee Programs,
Amir Fallah of Beautiful Decay Magazine and a host of other private collectors and supportive friends.
I have taught drawing, painting, 2D and 3D design in the Visual Communications
Department of The Katherine Gibbs School where I was a portfolio advisor,
curator of student work for the school's gallery, and a member of the curriculum
Formerly a contributing writer for NYArts Magazine, I am now an editor and
contributing writer for crowndozen.com. Takashi Murakami, Mike Kelley,
DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh, and Ian MacKaye of Fugazi are but a few of the
artists I have had the privilege of working with in the world of wordcraft.
I currently live in Manhattan and work as an art handler. I am the
preparator at PPOW Gallery and count many other
museums and galleries among my clients.