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.
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 spectacular eats.
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 feat!
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 Runner,Blue Velvet
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.
my studio, which is my solace
family and friends, which is a given.
hanging out with friends