Here you’ll find a collection of three series of work which I have created within the past two years.
Each series has been built upon each other and presented me with new ideas which I have then explored.
The one factor which unifies each series is my love for representation and my focus on true depiction.
My first series created was a declaration of my fascination with single, everyday objects.
At that time, I found interest in the simplicity of a flat colored background paired with a sole voluminous object which occupied a shallow space.
From this I learned I had a love for complexity and appreciation for the abstract qualities in which I was seeing.
Moving on, I chose to utilize mirrors to abstract both the objects and the space further.
This series then influenced my current venture to solely use my abilities of design to create still lifes that present abstract qualities while remaining to be painted directly from life.
My goal is to utilize these qualities and transform shallow still lifes into spacious landscapes.
It is the fusion of three dimensional form and two dimensional abstract design that allows me to create these new worlds which directly relate to our own, but are experienced in new, fresh ways.
I hope you enjoy viewing my work. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments. Thank you!
Museum After Dark 3rd Annual Summer Art Auction
New Britain Museum of American Art
August 20, 8-11pm
$10 non members, $5 members
Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition and their permanent collection. There will be music provided by a DJ, complimentary food, and beer and wine for $3.
All proceeds from the auction are given to the NBMAA. http://www.nbmaa.org/
MFA 2010 -- Painting -- Western CT State University
BA 2007 -- Painting -- Central CT State University
2009 -- Teacher’s Assistant -- Western CT State University
-- Fall -- Intro to Drawing
-- Spring -- Intro to Painting
2009 -- Sudexo Scholarship
2007 -- Award of Excellence, BA exhibition
2010 -- Museum After Dark Third Annual Summer Art Auction, New Britain Museum of American Art,
New Britain, CT
-- Juried Still Life Exhibition, The Silo Gallery, New Milford, CT
-- MFA Thesis Exhibition, Blue Mountain Gallery, NY, NY
-- MFA Thesis Exhibition, Western CT State University, Danbury, CT
2009 -- Employee Exhibition, Blick Art Materials, Plainville, CT
-- M.A.D. Second Annual Summer Art Auction, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
-- Feeding The Soul, St. Philips Artists’ Guild. Norwalk, CT
2008 -- Farmington Public Library, Farmington, CT
-- M.A.D. First Annual Summer Art Auction, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2007 -- Plainville Public Library, Plainville, CT
-- Eleventh Annual Open Jurried Exhibition, Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT
-- Central CT State University, Samual S.T. Chen Gallery, Central CT State University, New Britain, CT
2009 -- Gallery & Studio Vol.12 No.5
2009 -- 49th Annual Fall Art Exhibition, Plainville Art League, Plainville, CT
2008 -- 48th Annual Fall Art Exhibition, Plainville Art League, Plainville, CT
2007 -- Fine Arts Exhibition, Plainville Town Committee, Plainville, CT
Exhibitions Curated (co curator)
2006 -- Capstone Exhibition, Samual S.T. Chen Gallery, Central CT State University, New Britain, CT