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I am a painter who works and lives in my studio/home in Northern New Jersey, just outside Manhattan.

I hope viewers will find their own stories and meaning in my existential paintings  [1]. My latest works reflect Moments that Matter- those often hidden, private every day events with crushing emotional impact.

My paintings are informed by music like Vanilla, Blvck Ceiling & Public Memory – other artists who weave bits and pieces of music together from disparate songs to make something new. My work similarly takes bits, pieces and different snapshots to illustrate a moment.

I was born just over the Texas border in Eastern New Mexico. I wore cowboy boots, went to rodeos and listened to Marty Robbins.  I moved to Southern California when I was 9. As soon as I was old enough, I started going to Hollywood to see live bands. I was even in a couple of bands with local success.

I liked making flyers and painting stage banners as much as making music. And so I began my art career designing and screen-printing posters for bands /festivals before studying painting in 2013-17 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

When not painting, I spend my time riding a motorcycle along the back roads of the Garden State, restoring my Craftsman bungalow, and drinking Belgian beer with my wife on the beach in Asbury Park. I live with many cats.

  1. What's the existential aesthetic? Click here for a summary

 

Curriculum Vitae: 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2012 Gallery 309, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2008 All Tomorrow's Parties Gallery, Minehead, United Kingdom

2007 Mr. Musichead Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2007 Valentine’s Day, Standard Hotel Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

School Exhibitions - Pennsyvlania Academy of the Fine Arts

 

2015 Spring Prizes Gallery, (Frances D. Bergman Memorial Prize), Gallery 128, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA 

2015 Been There, Done That (Juried Exhibition)- Gallery 128 The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

2014 Surge Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2014 Juried Fellowship Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsyvlania

2013 Juried Fellowship Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2014 Tiny Trifecta, Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, New York

2013 Tetrachromatic, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013 Small Wonders, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013, Tiny Trifecta, Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, New York

2013 Semiotic Weapons, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013 Perpeteia ll, Skylight Gallery, New York, New York

2013 Gift Wrapped, Clutter Magazine Gallery, Beacon, New York

2013 Allegorical Quartet, Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, New York

2012 Tiny Trifecta, Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, New York

2012 Lucha Libre, Rotofugi, Chicago, Illinois

2011 Tiny Trifecta, Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, New York

2011 Rock It To Me, Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, New York

2011 Friends of the Beast, Oh No Doom, Chicago, Illinois

2011 Autumn Spell, Gallery 309, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2010 Tiny Trifecta, Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, New York

2009 Graphic Beauty, Contemporary Rock Posters , Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan

2009 Bluestone Rock Art Gallery, Ohio

2007 Pop Surrealism, Oklahoma City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2007 Delta Axis, Marshall Arts Exhibition, Agents of Timbre, Memphis, Tennessee

2006 Wootini, Carrboro, North Carolina

2006 Subscreensonic, Brighton Fringe Arts, Brighton, United Kingdom

2006 Kidrobot, Gallery 1988 Los Angeles, California

2006 Gigposter Exhibition, John Galt Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2005 The MUNNY Show, Rec Center Studio, Los Angeles, California

2005 Munky King, Los Angeles, California

2005 Kidrobot, New York, New York

2005 Graphic Noise Exhibition, Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

2005 Art of Modern Rock, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio

2004 Mundo Gigantico del Rock, Roq La Rue, Seattle

2004 Art of Musical Maintenance, Portland Oregon

 

 

Published

 

Rock Poster Art, (Eyrolles, 2013)

Rock Paper Show (Soundscreen Design 2010)

El Fanzine Magazine, (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Juxtapoz Back Talk (July 18th 2009)

Gigposters:Volume 1 (Quirk 2009)

Juxtapoz Poster Art (Ginko 2008)

Fine Art Magazine, Rock and Roll Art, (March 2008)

Screenprinting Magazine (Summer 2007)

Redefine Magazine (Winter 2007)

Fleshrot Comics (Frightworld Studios 2007)

Chicago Magazine (May 2007)

Darkening Garden (Payseur and Schmidt 2006)

Swag 2 (Harry Abrams 2005)

Panda Meat (Last Gasp 2005)

Art of Modern Rock (Chronicle, 2004)

Destroy All Monthly Magazine