ARTIST STATEMENT

In my work, the voluptuous shapes of 20-21st century modernist furniture and design are used to explore aggression and passivity. The sculptural shapes of furniture lend themselves to plasticity, and therefore allow me to express deeper meanings to what appears at first to be fun or silly. Bright colors, populist shapes and familiar styles are enlisted to entice the viewer into a subtly underlying message of violence or victimization. I am interested in how taste in furniture can be viewed as an extension of one’s personality. And how it can be used to express who an individual is (or wants to be) on a surface level, in a similar way that clothing announces or masks who we are.

 

The work is also about becoming trapped by possessions or material desires, and the vicious cycle of living paycheck to paycheck to afford these items. As an obsessive collector of art and objects, through my artwork I confront my own acquiring and the sometimes negative consequences of materialism.

 

Born and raised in New York City, a sense of an overwhelming environment defines much of my work.

 

 

RESUME

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
33 Orchard Gallery, NYC. Let's Go Let Go
2014
Feature Inc, NYC. Front project room installation
2013
Leslie Lohman Museum, NYC. Spunk 9 Launch
2012
Envoy Enterprise, NYC. Spunk 8 Launch Premiered Furniture clothing; a performance
2011
Feature Inc, NYC. I am not monogamous I heart poetry, a group exhibition
2011 Milk Gallery, NYC. Japan Rising
2012-10
Greenwich House Pottery, NYC. GHP Artists
2010
Second Floor Gallery, Bklyn. A Feast of Fools
2010
Feature Inc, NYC. Tom of Finland and then some
2010
Feature Inc, NYC. May Day
2010
Lyons Weir Gallery, NYC
2009
Envoy Enterprise, NYC. Spunk 6 Launch
2008
Atlantic Gallery, NYC. S-7 Show
2000
PS122 Gallery, NYC. 2 person show


ARTIST REGISTRY
2010-14
The Drawing Center, NYC

COMMISSIONS

2010
Portraits of Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner
2002
Saturday Night Live. Drawings shown on air during show (curated by artist Thomas Woodruff and writer Jack Handy)
2001
e.vil. Created subversive drawing for clothing

PUBLICATIONS

2014-10
Spunk Arts Magazine, Issue 7, 8, 9 (illus., photography)
2009
Spunk Arts Magazine, Issue 6 (illus) Ready to Hang. (author)
2008-04
Spunk Arts Magazine, Issue 5-2 (illus)
2008
Time Out New York, Heads of the Curve 9/18-24. Pg 145 (illus)
2003
Spunk Arts Magazine, Issue 1 (illus: front + back cover, pg 6-7) Artillery: What’s out there that can inspire you

BLOGS
2012 Blouin Artinfo
http://blogs.artinfo.com/objectlessons/2012/
2010 “An afternoon with...”
http://anafternoonwith.com/
2009 Sundance Ch., Full Frontal Fashion: Interview


EDUCATION

2012-90
Parson’s, SVA, FIT, Greenwich House Pottery, NYC