I’m a painter working between California and London. I have an MA in Painting from Royal College of Art, a BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley and an MS in Epidemiology from Stanford University. I employ a mix of these disciplines in my daily practice.
With a background in science and a playful flirtation with physics, my work solves for X. The symbol represents uncertainty and alienation and builds a bridge between the known and the unknown. By dispelling the myth of a dichotomous existence a spectrum is opened that is mapped in my work.
I work quickly to capture the energy of the moment and the excitement of transformation. Utilizing a free and frenetic style that vacillates between abstract and figurative, I’m able to access a hidden dimension where I become a conduit to ideas, symbols, and emotions.
In my practice I focus my entire being on a grand feeling, something as big as the universe, eternity, humanity, and mortality; a meditation on existence. I apply paint to the canvas and begin dredging, mining, and digging at the surface until forms appear. This process allows the work to surprise and guide instead of being guided. I’m able to tap into something from deep within; something on the visceral level that will be reflected to the viewer allowing them to share this experience.
UC Berkeley BA – Stanford University MS – Royal College of Art MA Painting
2023 – Bloomberg New Contemporaries (Shortlisted) Selectors: Turner Prize nominees Heather Phillipson, Helen Cammock, and Sunil Gupta,
2022 – Brixton Art Prize (Shortlisted) – (Department Store Gallery Brixton)
2022 – Waverton Prize – (Longlisted)
Selected exhibitions include:
2023 – Surreal Salon 15 @Baton Rouge Gallery & Juxtapoz Magazine
2022 – SOHO Revue – (SOHO Revue Gallery London)
2022 – Art on a Postcard – Winter 2022 Auction (notable: Gavin Turk, Grayson Perry, Clayton Schiff)
2022 – British Painting 3 – (Bermondsey Project Space London)
2022 – Home – (The Regency Town House Brighton)
2022 – Masculinity – (Gallery 46 Whitechapel London)
2022 – Diaspora – (Bermondsey Project Space London)
2022 – Progression – (D-Contemporary Gallery Mayfair London)
2022 – Tiger Tiger Burning Bright – (Barreiro Portugal)
PADA / Turps Banana (Portugal 2022)
Artist Talk Magazine – Issue 19 April 2022