STATEMENT

     Lines, shapes, and sheer mass of structures are what I convey within my work. I use the shapes and lines that I see in my everyday life to create minimal structures. My pieces create a movement in space that the viewer needs to navigate in order to experience.

     Taking on a modular feel, my sculptures act as building blocks. These building blocks allow me to create artwork that can go vertically, horizontally, and generate volume to create different atmospheres in a space. Fabricating pieces that go vertically create an overpowering monumental feel. Pieces that stretch over an extended span can dissect a space or create a directional movement. Other modular pieces that take on the volume of a space can generate an engaged environmental feel.

     Working with tack welds allows the viewer to see that a human hand created it. These welds are not just a fundamental component but also an aesthetic element to the work. Using this type of weld takes away the appearance of the pieces being solid and cold. Making the artists hand visible helps humanize the structure, giving it a uniform, playful quality versus a harsh and formidable one.

     When using industrial materials, it gives the artwork a seemingly larger weight and mass. Using sheet metal allows me to create large work that contains sizeable volumes. When joining different materials in my work it creates a break in the pieces. This break creates lines for the viewer’s eye to follow and creates different textural plains within the piece. The materials that I use are common enough that the viewer can recognize them from their everyday interactions.

CV

EDUCATION

2016

     Master of Fine Arts,  San Francisco Art Institute

2014

     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Oklahoma State University

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019

      Blocks, Hang Art, San Francisco, CA

2018

      Same, Same, but Different 7.0, Hang Art, San Francisco, CA

      OPTICKS + ALCHEMISTS, Black Serum Tattoo, San Francisco, CA

2017

     Staff Show, TechShop, San Francisco, CA

     Wood, Hang Art, San Francisco, CA

2016   

     Same, Same, but Different 5.0, Hang Art, San Francisco, CA

     Front Lines 5.0, Hang Art, San Francisco, CA

     2016 Graduate Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason,                                         San Francisco, CA 

     Psychedelia, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

     Disputable Paradigms, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015

     Mo’dada, Dada Bar, San Francisco, CA

     Collaborative Projects That Might Not Work, 176 Projects,                                         San Francisco, CA

     Little Obsessions, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

     Controlling the Edge, San Francisco Art Institute, Decline Gallery,                             San Francisco, CA

2014

     Solo Show, San Francisco Art Institute, Decline Gallery,                                             San Francisco, California

     Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Gardiner Art Gallery, Stillwater,                             Oklahoma

     BFA Capstone Exhibition, Gardiner Art Gallery, Stillwater, Oklahoma                  Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still, Famers Market, Oklahoma City,                         Oklahoma

2013

     Solo Show, IVC Gallery: Art is Essential, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

     Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still, Living Arts, Tulsa, Oklahoma

     Duel Show, Exhibit by Aberson, Tulsa, Oklahoma

     Paseo Art Walk, Studio Six, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

     Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Gardiner Art Gallery, Stillwater,                             Oklahoma

     Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still, 50 Penn Place, Oklahoma City,                           Oklahoma

2012

     Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Gardiner Art Gallery, Stillwater,                             Oklahoma

2011

     Stillwater Art Walk, Morgan Interior Accents, Stillwater, Oklahoma

 

AWARDS

2014   

     1st Place In Studio Art, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Gardiner                            Art Gallery, Oklahoma State University, (Large Arches)

     Viewers Choice, Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still, Oklahoma Visual                      Arts Coalition, (Large Arches)

2013   

     Honorable Mention, Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still, Oklahoma                           Visual Arts Coalition, (Small Arches)

     Honorable Mention, Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still, Oklahoma                           Visual Arts Coalition, (Weightless)

     Viewers Choice, Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still, Oklahoma Visual                     Arts Coalition, (Stretched)

     Honorable Mention, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Gardiner Art                           Gallery, Oklahoma State University, (Stretched)

     Honorable Mention, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Gardiner Art                           Gallery, Oklahoma State University, (Weightless)