Member Since: August 2009
I want my work to speak to the viewer on a grand and inclusive scale about the human condition. The most sincere and effective way to speak directly about this topic, I believe, is by working with the human figure itself. Whether it’s our own image... more
|Artist Statement:||I want my work to speak to the viewer on a grand and inclusive scale about the human condition. The most sincere and effective way to speak directly about this topic, I believe, is by working with the human figure itself. Whether it’s our own image in the mirror or the sight of a coworker, friend, neighbor or lover, the figure is the most natural vessel for all our emotions from the most primal to the most civilized.
The people in my portraits are painted from observation. There is no substitute for a living, breathing human being when choosing to speak about human life. My figures tend to exist in between two realities. One, which is created by attempting to achieve a truthful portrayal of my subject and the second, is created by not denying the absolute physicality of the medium itself- oil paint.
Through the paint, fleeting thoughts and feelings are slowed down so that the viewer can share my enthusiasm for these subtle nuances of the human condition.
New York Academy of Art New York, NY
MFA Painting, May 2007
Cum Laude Graduate.
Received the Walter Erlebacher Award for Outstanding work in Anatomy.
Received the 2007 - 2008 New York Academy of Art Fellowship.
Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
BFA Painting, May 2003
Attended the European Honors Program in Rome, Italy, 2001-2002.
Brooklyn College, 2008-2009 Brooklyn, NY
Adjunct Faculty, Painting 1
The New York Academy of Art Fellowship
Additional year - long research fellowship awarded to three outstanding post-graduate students from the NYAA program. The NYAA Fellow is expected to build and exhibit a body of work and at the same time, assist professors and visiting artists with their courses.
The Walter Erlebacher Award for Outstanding Work in Anatomy 2007
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
“Small is Beautiful”, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY. 2008
“The Body Project”, Slade Research Centre, London, UK. 2008
“Post-Graduate Fellowship Show”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 2008
“People, Places, Things”, Toy Eaters Studio, Jersey City, NJ. 2008
“Homecoming”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 2007
“Summer Exhibition”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 2007
“Master of Fine Arts Diploma Exhibition”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 2007
“College Art Association Student Exhibition”, New York, NY. 2007
Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ. 2005
Studio Hop, Providence, RI. 2004
Three Roots Gallery, Tempe, Az. 2004
“Familiar Surroundings”, Space at Alice, Providence, RI. 2004
Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI. 2003
Palazzetto Cenci, Rome, Italy. 2002
Temple University, Rome, Italy. 2002
Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. 2002
Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. 2001
Providence Art Club, Providence, RI. 2000
Mural painting for ORSA Bar,
2005 Altinoluk, Turkey
Skopelos Foundation of the Arts,
2005 Skopelos, Greece
Through the Foundation, I created a project that promotes international communication through painting the portraits of residents of the island. Also, assisted with the Foundation’s summer programs.
Studied under Carlo Pittore (figurative painter),
2003 Bowdoinham, MN
Studied under Petros Delatollas (stone carver),
2001 Tinos, Greece
|Artist Tags:||paint, painter, nudes, portrait, landscapes|