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About:

As far back as I can remember I have always been drawing. I grew up in a small North-Eastern Wisconsin town called Manitowoc and the art teachers I had throughout my schooling growing up there inspired me to pursue art as a career. I eventually moved to Madison Wisconsin to pursue a BFA within the state University system. Having graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an emphasis in illustration I then moved to Los Angeles to experience new things and learn from new teachers. I am still living in Los Angeles plying my creative gifts and talents.

Artist Statement:

“It is my desire to help transport the viewer to the unconscious realm with imagery that is visually stimulating and conceptually engaging. My style alternates between surrealism, representation, expressionism, and graphic illustration in nature which creates a stylistic and distinct visual approach. Many of the concepts of my work are random or spontaneous in origin, others are rooted in the subconscious mind.  Sometimes the ideas may appear nonsensical but have universally understood threads underlying them, allowing the viewer to relate as well. These experiences are vignettes of my life which show moments of both great triumph and great defeat which all of humanity can relate to. It is within this relation to the viewer that the artwork can begin to take on a new and unique meaning all its own.”

 

Exhibits:

  • 2017 - Venice Family Clinic Art Walk

  • 2016 - La Luz De Jesus Annual Coaster Show

  • 2016 - haleARTS SPACE Pop Surrealism Show

  • 2015 - Mural for BeautifyPacific/BeautifyEarth Non-profit

  • 2011 - UW - Madison Light on the Prairie, Madison WI

  • 2011 - UW - Madison BFA exhibit, Madison WI

  • 2009 - UW - Madison Drawing II Exhibition, Madison WI

  • 2009 - UW - Manitowoc Student Art Show, Manitowoc WI

  • 2008 & 2009 - RWAM Members of Manitowoc County Artists - Rahr West Art Museum, Manitowoc WI

Awards:

  • 2011 - Carrie Jones Cady Art and Illustration Scholarship, UW - Madison

  • 2009 - Spirit De Corps Awards, UW - Manitowoc

  • 2008 - Ruth Rahr Vinton Memorial  Art Scholarship, UW- Manitowoc

Education:

  • 2012 - Graduated in from the “University of Wisconsin - Madison” with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5

  • 2009 - Graduated with honors from the “University of Wisconsin - Manitowoc with an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree

  • Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, UW - Manitowoc Chapter