I was born in California in 1976, and grew up outside of Seattle. I received my BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY in 1999 and my MFA in painting from UCLA in 2008. My work has been shown mostly in commercial galleries and alternative spaces in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Atlanta. I teach drawing and painting at the Lamar Dodd School of Art and live in Athens, GA.
More often than not, it seems to me that life calls for the senseless wonder of pursuing something as likely to fail so exquisitely as a painting might. The threshold for adventure is there, at least. The practice of painting gathers what it wants to it, and some things can't help but help themselves to painting. When it's working out, painting is a unique agreement on the circumstances of beauty and meaning which is rarely simple. It is frequently and actually messy. Painting is a way to constitute the experience of looking in an ecstatic sense by projecting one's body into a field of illusion, color, and space.