portfolio

1996-2006 2007 gallery
2008 2009
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2012 2013
2014 2015
Video
architecture school

 

Artist Statements

Current Artist Statement

I am an artist investigating the connections between ready-made objects in the world and how those objects go into a system/process to create a finished art object that reflects this ideology.  Through visual investigation of the world around me, I’m able to find my place within it and bring up questions/problems within its context, that allow me discover answers through the act of making.  Inspiration for my work can be found in photographs, travel, memories, history, literature, academia and the process used to make the art.  Very often, the creation of a painting will lead to a discovery that will inspire a new piece or take my work in a new direction that I never foresaw.

Born and raised in Metro-Detroit, I’m a graduate from the University of Michigan with degrees in Art and Architecture 2003, and recently moved back to Michigan where I’m currently setting up a studio in the Detroit area, after spending 6 years in Chicago, (2006-2012), as a practicing artist.  Its great to be back home and I am now taking on the process of inserting my studio practice and artwork in the Detroit area for the Metro-Detroit population to view and connect with. 

Briefly about my studio practice…I am an artist investigating the connections between ready-made objects in the world and how a system/process can create a finished art object that reflects this ideology.  Through visual investigation of the world around me, I’m able to find my place within it and bring up questions/problems within its context, that allow me discover answers through the act of making.  Inspiration for my work can be found in photographs, travel, memories, history, literature, academia and the process used to make the art. 

A simplified statement...I make art because I have to, I'm supposed to and I'd like to make a career out of it.

 

 

2015
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2013
stickers
mural
photography
video
architecture
2012
2011
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2009
2008
2007
1996-2006