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Biography

Born: 1971, New York, NY

Education:

  • 2002 MFA; cum laude, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
  • 1993 BFA; Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • 1992 Lorenzo Di Medici Institute, Florence, Italy

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2016 “Lost and Found”, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
  • 2010 “Surface Tension”, Project Space, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2010 “Passing Through”, Eden Rock Gallery, St Barthelemy, F.W.I
  • 2007 “Pro•ject”, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL

Duo Exhibitions:

  • 2011 “Reflections of Memory”, Blank Space Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 2016 “Faculty Exhibition”, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
  • 2015 “Wish List”, Gallery Project, curated by Gloria Pritschet and Rocco DePietro, Toledo, Ohio and Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 2015 “Roots”, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
  • 2015 Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL
  • 2015 “Faculty Exhibition”, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
  • 2014 “National Contemporary Painting”, Weatherhead Gallery, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 2013 “31st Juried Art Show”, Wilmette Public Library, Wimette, IL
  • 2012 “30th Juried Art Show”, Wilmette Public Library, Wimette, IL
  • 2012 “Narrative Fragments”, Quidley & Company, Boston, MA
  • 2011 “Juxtaposed”, juried by Alyssa Monks, Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT
  • 2011 “Paintworks”, Gowanus Ballroom, curated by Kristin Kunc, Courtney Jordan & Hyeseung Marriage-Song, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2011 “Space Invaders”, co-curated by Virginia Rose and John Nickle, Rose Contemporary, Portland, ME
  • 2011 “Cinematic Bodies”, curated by Jamie Adams, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2010 “Snow”, XL Projects, Syracuse University Gallery, Syracuse, NY
  • 2010 “Women Painting Women”, Robert Lange Studios Gallery, Charleston, SC
  • 2010 “Remnants”, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2010 “Highlights” Island Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2010 “Conceptually Sound”, Medialia Rack and Hamper Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2010 “Chicago Art Fair”, shown by Linda Warren Gallery in Chicago, Illinois
  • 2010 “Looks good on Paper”, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2009 “Water/Bodies”, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths, F.W.I.
  • 2009 “Summer Exhibition 2009”, curated by Eric Fischl, Matthew Flowers, Anne Strauss, New York Academy of Art, NY, NY
  • 2009 “Old School”, Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2009 Caldwell Snyder, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008 “Small Works”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim, CA
  • 2008 “City Lights”, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2008 “Chicago Art Fair”, shown by Linda Warren Gallery in Chicago, Illinois
  • 2008 “Take Home a Nude” Art Auction at Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, NY
  • 2007 “Summer Exhibition 2007”, curated by Eric Fischl, Jenny Saville, Vincent Desiderio, New York Academy of Art, NY, NY
  • 2007 “Four Handed Lift: Advocacy, Art, Spirit and Community”, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2007 “Small Works”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim, CA
  • 2008 “Chicago Art Fair”, shown by Linda Warren Gallery in Chicago, Illinois
  • 2006 “Contemporary Imaginings, The Howard A. and Judith Tullman Collection”, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama
  • 2006 “Night of a Thousand Drawings”, Group Show, Artist’s Space, New York, NY
  • 2006 “AAF”, shown by DFN Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2006 “Salon 2006”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
  • 2006 “LA Art Fair”, shown by Linda Warren Gallery in Chicago, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2005 “New Works”, curated by Eric Fischl, Jane Gallery, St. Barthelemy, F.W.I.
  • 2005 “A Terrible Beauty: Figurative painting in the 21st Century”, Grey McGear Modern, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2005 “Small Works”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea, CA
  • 2005 “Cityscapes”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea, CA
  • 2005 “Take Home a Nude” Art Auction at Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, NY
  • 2005 “Go Figure”, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2004 “Postcards from the Edge, Visual Aids Benefit”, Brent Sikemma Gallery,
    New York, NY
  • 2004 “Night of a Thousand Drawings”, Group Show, Artist’s Space, New York, NY
  • 2004 “Points of Muse”, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2004 “Separate Visions”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea, CA
  • 2004 “Still Life”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea, CA
  • 2004 “27th Small Works Exhibition”, New York, NY
  • 2003 “Space Invaders”, curated by Peter Drake, Fish Tank Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2003 “26th Small Works Exhibition”, New York, NY
  • 2002 “National Arts Club 26th Annual Student Show”, National Arts Club,
    New York, NY

Press:

  • 2011 Schroeder, Nicholas, The Portland Phoenix, July 6, 2011
  • 2011 Bouchard, Sarah, The Bollard, August 9, 2011
  • 2010 Featured Artist Interview, Poets and Artists, Fall Edition, 2010
  • 2010 Featured Artist Interview, Whitewall Magazine, 2010
  • 2010 Inclusion in Publication of Artists, Studio Visit, Volume 9, 2010
  • 2008 Inclusion in Publication of Artists, New American Paintings, No. 80., 2009
  • 2008 Inclusion in Publication of Artists, Studio Visit, Volume 2, 2008
  • 2007 Artner, Alan, Art: Reviews, Chicago Tribune, June 22, 2007
  • 2007 Nance, Kevin, Art Review, “How it all happened, or not; New exhibit blurs the line between fact and fantasy” Chicago Sun-Times, June 6, 2007
  • 2007 Featured Artist CHI #140, Flavorpill: Chicago, May 22, 2007
  • 2007 “Gallery Shorts”, F News Magazine: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, May 2007
  • 2007 “Galleries and Museums: Featured Artists”, Chicago Reader, May 18, 2007
  • 2007 Rose, Joshua, “ Persistence of Memory”, American Art Collector, Issue 19, May 2007
  • 2006 Duffy, Heather, “Creative Imaginings: The Howard A. and Judith Tullman Collection”, The Vanguard, USA, Nov. 20th, 2006
  • 2006 Harrison, Thomas, “Artwork, Imagery Provocative in Tullman Show”, Mobile Register, Nov. 2006
  • 2003 Krenz, Marcel, “Space Invaders: Six Painters & Two Sculptors Reconstruct Representation”, Contemporary, Issue 55

Awards:

  • 2009 First Prize Summer Exhibition 2009, chosen by Eric Fischl, Anne Strauss and Matthew Flowers
  • 2003, 2004, 2006 Residency Fellowship to attend Vermont Studio Center
  • 2002 Prince of Wales Fellow
  • 2002 O. Aldon James, Jr. Award, National Arts Club, New York, NY
  • 2001, 2002 Merit Scholarship Awards, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Professional Experience:

  • 2014-Present; Instructor at Evanston Art Center
  • 2008-2011 Adjunct Instructor; Queensborough Community College Courses:
    Color Theory, 2-Dimensional Design in Foundation Program
  • 2003 Graduate Teaching Assistant; New York Academy of Art
    Course: Painting II