​Artist's Statement

Through my work I provide a tangible declaration of spiritual energy, as it is the most fundamental part of our existence.  As souls, our purpose is to learn and grow, therefore our physical existence is a gift; the gift of experiencing sensations.  To attain the most fulfilling experience in our given time, we must become present and aware.  Through my art I provide a visual portrayal of a multi-dimensional model that can accommodate both the material world which we inhabit and the spiritual plane from which we emanate.  I put forth the layers of reality that are hidden, the illusions that hinder us from the realization of interconnectedness.  I use reflective and fluid materials to represent the evanescent quality of our visual perception and prefer to let the materials speak to me and evolve freely.  Instinctively, I develop a relationship with my surroundings, and then make marks intuitively.





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EDUCATION

2013      B.F.A.   Studio Art/Art History Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction,CO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012     Triangle Gallery “Layers of Reality,” Colorado Mesa University, Grand  Junction, CO

2013      Café V, Grand Junction, CO (two person)

GROUP EXHIBTIONS

2014      The Raw Canvas, "Fresh Meat," Grand Junction, CO

 

              Agora Gallery, "Contemporary Perspectives," New York, NY

 

              The Raw Canvas, "The Member Show," Grand Junction, CO

 

              The Raw Canvas, "Flight," Grand Junction, CO

 

2013      The Art Cellar, Art and Chocolate Walk, Palisade, CO

 

              The Raw Canvas, The 4th Annual Exposed Show, Grand Junction, CO

 

              The Raw Canvas, "Revival," Grand Junction, CO

 

              Johnson Gallery, B.F.A. Graduate Show, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

              Western Colorado Center for the Arts, CMU 37th Annual Student Art Show, Juried by Justin Nordine, Grand Junction, CO

2012      Planet Earth and the Four Directions Gallery, “The Dark Show”, Grand  Junction,  CO

              Johnson Gallery, “Road Roller”, Colorado Mesa University, Grand   Junction, CO

              Western Colorado Center for the Arts, CMU 36th Annual Student Art Show, Juried by Kyoung-Hwa Oh and Charles Hardy, Grand

              Junction, CO

 

2011      Johnson Gallery, “Everyday Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex- Votos”,  Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

              Western Colorado Center for the Arts, CMU 35th Annual Student Art Show, Juried by David Riley and Mary Mansfield, Grand Junction, CO

2010      Triangle Gallery, Colorado Mesa University Triangle Gallery, Grand  Junction, CO

              Western Colorado Center for the Arts, CMU 34th Annual Student Art Show, Juried by Dale Russel Smith and Jeanne Durr, Grand Junction,               CO

2009      Colorado Mesa University, “The Fabric of Life – A Fibers Showcase”, Grand  Junction, CO

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

 

2013-Current   Agora Gallery, New York, NY

 

2013-Current   The Raw Canvas, Grand Junction, CO

 

2013-Current   The Art Cellar, Palisade, CO

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011-Current   Instructor of Painting

               The Palette, Grand Junction, CO

AWARDS/DISTINCTIONS

2011       (2) Honorable Mention, Western Colorado Center of the Arts, CMU 35th  Annual Student Art Show, Juried by David Riley and Mary      
            Mansfield, Grand Junction, CO    

2010       Fibers Scholarship, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

RESEARCH/TRAVEL

2012 Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora

2011 France, Italy

2010 Tahiti, Moorea

2010 France, Italy, Croatia, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Prague

2009 Mexico

2008 Costa Rica

2006 Antigua

2005 Spain

2003 France, Italy



 

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