Please join me for the opening reception of the group show Borderlands at SOIL Gallery on Thursday, November 6th, 6-8pm. I will be showing a new installation that combines animation and hand-painted pattern.
2014 Summer Foundations sketching at Seattle Art Museum
2013 Summer Installation Intensive in progress
I just wrapped up my second year of teaching Summer Foundations with Cable Griffith at Cornish College of the Arts. During the month of July, we met 4 days a week with 25 high school students from around the country working on everything from observational drawing to site-specific installation. This Monday I'm excited to begin my second year of teaching the Summer Programs Installation Intensive. I work one on one with students to develop and create a site-specific installation in the Cornish Main Gallery. Last year was a blast!
I had an incredibly inspiring and productive two months at MacDowell Colony in March and April. I met creative people from all over the world, enjoyed nightly artist presentations, and spent a lot of time walking around the woods in the dark with a headlamp. Visit The Portable MacDowell to see the installation I worked on.
Please join me for the opening reception of Look-alikes at SOIL Gallery on Thursday, June 5th, 6-8pm. This new installation uses found furniture, pattern, light, and paint to explore the relative value of the items we choose to decorate our spaces with.
I'm thrilled to invite you to a one-day-only exhibition and sale of work from the last 5 years! All sales help support my upcoming MacDowell Colony residency. Coffee, mimosas, and snacks will be served. Bring a friend, come say hello! Big discounts.
Cash, checks and credit cards accepted!
Sunday, February 23, 1-7pm
3551 S Brandon St
Seattle, WA 98118
Mini Pile #3 2013 watercolor, ink, permanent marker and colored pencil on paper
Please join me for the opening reception of Stacked and Piled at Portland Center Stage on Saturday, January 11th from 6-8pm. I will be showing 14 new paintings inspired by topiaries, textiles, and building materials. The show runs from 1/11-2/14.
In the studio: working on sketches for a new series of installations
The next few months bring lots of firsts: first international show, first show in Portland, first time at an artist residency! I have three paintings in the group show TAGtics in Den Haag, Netherlands opening this Saturday. Really wish I could be there. I am also finishing up a new series of works on paper to be shown at Portland Center Stage in January and just got word that I have been selected for a MacDowell Colony Fellowship! Next spring, I will live and work in the New Hampshire woods for six weeks alongside 30 other artists from a variety of disciplines. Above is a new installation concept that combines some of my wood cutouts from last year's Tableau Vivant with some of the ideas from last month's Neddy at Cornish installation, Shape Shifters. Maybe this is what I will build at MacDowell...
My installation, Shape Shifters, has been nominated for the September City Arts Artwalk Awards. The FREE event is at Sole Repair Shop on Capitol Hill and should be a fun party. Vote for me to win $1000!
While you're on the Hill stop by fellow SOIL member events:
Ben Hirschkoff at Joe Bar Cafe
Julie Alexander at Sugar Pill Jenny Zwick at Storefronts Seattle, 605 15th Avenue East
These three paintings are making their way to The Hague, Netherlands for TAGtics at Quartair Gallery! The exhibition runs November 9th-December 10th. I got connected with the artists organizing the show when they exhibited in Seattle at SOIL earlier this year. I'm so excited to be included, along with fellow SOIL artist Paul Komada, in my first international show.
Here's a sneak peak at my new installation Shape Shifters at Cornish College of the Arts for the 2013 Neddy Awards Exhibition. The opening reception is Thursday, September 12th 5-8pm in the Main Gallery at 1000 Lenora St. The show features work from all 8 finalists including painting, sculpture, and site-specific works. My new piece responds to the space with hand-painted pattern, collage, fabric, and shadows to show a series of moments either camouflaged or in a state of change.