Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am a painter/artist. This is my obsession and can't seem to shake
it (nor do I want to). Aside from a brief period in my childhood
when my family lived in Idaho, I mostly grew up in the Midwest.
After my Graduate stint at an Ivy-league school, I followed the
friends I made there to New York City and have lived here ever
since. We are still very close and see each other when our busy
lives permit it. Dinner gatherings, the occasional poker night,
visiting each other studios. They sustain me and are the best part
of living here and I would not trade them for anything in the
I love to travel and have been to Europe a number of times, Berlin
mostly. It is one of my favorite cities and if my life ever permits
it, I would seriously like to spend more time there. My trips have
been "work" related going to these places for exhibitions.
In September of 2012, I was included in a group exhibition at a
private museum in Beijing and went there with a few friends who
were also in the show. Beijing is not the most picturesque place in
the world, but had some amazing experiences there.
I am scheduled for another show there in December.
Since 2011, I have been picked up by a gallery in the Lower East
Side and am currently working on my second exhibition with them,
which is slated for this May.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Since this summer, I was let go from my full-time occupation as an
art handler/trucker and have been doing mostly freelance work here
and there. This lifestyle can be a bit stressful not knowing when I
will be working next, but it has freed up my time, so that I can
put more of an effort to my studio practice and career. This is
what I enjoy doing the most. Like most artists here, I have been
carving out a career in this field.
This past fall, I was commissioned by a friend to paint a mural
(20' x 40') on a brick wall in the backyard of his newly
established specialty food shop in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill
neighborhood of Brooklyn.
I had never worked on that large of scale before and it took me
considerably longer than the 10 days that I had thought it would
take. All said and done, I probably made less than minimum wage,
but found the challenge to be truly gratifying. Just me and my
sturdy extension ladder.
However, anytime I stop by his store he gives me a care package of
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Drawing. It's what I love to do and have been doing since I was
about 2 years old.
I am very good with my hands and love to tinker and problem-solve
with things on a physical level. In college, I bought red British
convertible for $900. It needed a great deal of TLC and I was able
to tear apart the engine and put it back together. Hearing the
engine turn over and run felt like magic.
I'm not sure if this is something that I should adverstise as a
talent, but I can break in half an oreo cookie, scrape off the
icing and put the two halves back together without breaking the
cookie....all while in my mouth. Not a very attractive or sexy
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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books: The Good Terrorist (Doris Lessing), The Book of Laughter and
Forgetting (Milan Kundera), De Kooning (Bio), The Richardson bios
of Picasso (I have 3 under my belt)
movies: The Celebration(a wonderful dogma film), Goodfellas,
Another Year, Don't Look Now, The Graduate, The Royal
Tennenbaums(and other Wes Anderson movies),Barcelona,Blade
music: Talking Heads,They Might Be Giants,The Pixies,The Magnetic
Fields,Tom Waits,Blondie,The Clash,Beck
food: I am open to anything, Middle eastern, Thai, Chinese,
Japanese, Italian, Mexican, etc. Although I am not a vegetarian, at
he same time I am not huge carnivore.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
the radio -esp. NPR/This American Life/BBC/WNYE in the
my studio, which is my solace
family and friends, which is a given.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My artwork. Also, politics and world events. I like to keep current
on things outside of my sphere. It helps put my life in
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sometimes at the studio, the occasional art opening, dinner
hanging out with friends
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