b. Brooklyn, 1981
I am a painter living and working in Nashville, TN. Combining ceramics and oil painting, my works configure icons, geometries, and material motifs which have been revived, reshaped, and recoded over time. I am interested in the ways in which symbols move between the collective unconscious and individual perception. The collective human experience—manifested in archetypes recurring throughout the history of art—is at the heart of my conceptual framework, and generative of diverse imagery in my painting.
I approach each painting intuitively, and by working over time in many layers of paint, I try to find synchronicity in combinations of colors, forms, and symbols. I hand-build multimedia frames for each painting through a similar process, elevating the frame's importance from a secondary status of ornamentation to a vital part of the artwork that demarcates a space of suspended disbelief.
I received my BA from Barnard College, Columbia University (2003) and my MFA in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (2011). I am represented by Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville, TN, and have exhibited work at Whitespace Gallery (Atlanta, GA); David Lusk Gallery (Nashville, TN); Gerdarsafn Museum (Kopavogur, Iceland); LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University (New York); CULT (San Francisco); Soloway (Brooklyn), and Grizzly Grizzly (Philadelphia). I have been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome; Residency Co-Leader at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine; Artist Teacher-Resident at The Cooper Union, New York, NY; Artist-in-Residence at The Banff Centre, Canada; and Resident at Camac Art Center in France.
I am adjunct faculty at Watkins College of Art, Belmont University; and was previously Associate Adjunct Professor in Painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and faculty in Visual and Critical Studies at The School of Visual Arts in NYC. Past curatorial projects include Soloway Gallery, The Willows NYC, and Vanderbilt University Gallery.
My work as an artist and curator has received press in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, the BBC, New American Paintings, ArtNews, Domus (Italy), and The Brooklyn Rail, among other publications and media platforms.