Residing in Sacramento, California at the #lakeviewartcomplex
Born in Berkeley, California : 1977
I create work that explores both the common ground and outliers in the relationship between the analog and digital worlds. I wrestle and pollinate the archive. Chasing collapse one click at a time. Discovery of the human in artificial and vice-versa is a compelling driver.
I find inspiration in human interest stories, modern art and architecture, network hackers, bioengineering, energy extraction, things we are losing or have lost and foolish, reckless love.
Recent graduate from the Art Practice – New Genres MFA program at Stanford University where I utilized archival research, live storytelling / performance as component to digitally oriented art projects. Attempts to conjure aura of physical artifacts to coax digital manifestations with same. Finding moving forward towards an end is not ultimately allowed — what is seen is almost always out of reach. How can digital practice help stitch the gap between the spaces we inhabit in dialogue with the many times other people have experienced the same space in different moments and memories?
Of special interest is researching architecturally notable homes that have been demolished, or are “missing”. In particular, the output of Central Valley regional architects, focusing on the mid-to late 1950’s work of Carter Sparks AIA
Stanford University 2016 MFA Art Practice
Art Center 2001 BFA Illustration with Honors
Illustration Client List :
WIRED, Sony, The New York Times, Target, VISA, w+k tokyolab, Variety, Fast Company, Outside, Men’s Health, Runner’s World, McSweeny’s, The Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, ESPN, Entertainment Weekly, San Francisco Magazine, Bicycling, Fortune, Computer Gaming World, Money, MIT Technology Review, SPIN, Business Week, Seattle Metropolitan, Backpacker among others
Selected Awards and Press :
American Illustration 20 . 23 . 25 . 26 . 29 . 32
Society of Illustrators Scholarship : 2002
Boingboing.net Feature : 11/11/2003
Selected Gallery Shows :
untitled @ shimo center for the arts, sacramento, ca. dec 2012
convergence zones @ merry karnowsky gallery, berlin. oct 2008.
untitled @ junc gallery, with oksana badrak. nov 2006, los angeles, ca
the romance of 0 and 1 @ compound gallery, with erik sandberg. jan 2006, portland, or
spinning yarn @ riviera gallery, a group show with camille rose garcia, jeff soto, ryan sanchez, martha rich, rachel salomon. oct 2004, brooklyn, ny
recent works @ merry karnowsky gallery, with kent williams. sept 2004, los angeles, ca
inbred @ junc gallery, a group show with jordan crane, rachell sumpter, tara macpherson, robert bellm and more. july 2004, los angeles, ca
soft luck @ compound gallery a group show w/ rachell sumpter, oksana badrak and sun an. jan 2004, portland, or
greatest album covers that never were, a traveling group show. june 2003 @ the rock and roll hall of fame oct 2003 @ track 16
untitled show @ the wine room, with robert bellm, july 2003, irvine, ca
robots have feelings too, @ culture cache gallery, a group show curated by jeff soto , april 2003 ,san francisco, ca
damsels and detritus, merry karnowsky gallery, march 2003, los angeles, ca, with viktor koen
new talent for the new year, squareblue art, jan 2003, newport beach, ca [group show]
holiday bliss, merry karnowsky gallery, dec 2002, los angeles, ca. [group show]
reddish, plush @ the key club, nov 2002, los angeles, ca. [solo show]
imagenetic, @ culture cache gallery , june, 2002, san francisco, ca. [group show]
cannibal flower’s art bar, may 9, 2002, los angeles, ca. [group show]
new york society of illustrators student scholarship competition 2002 show, society of illustrators, may 2002, new york, ny. [group show]
frequent contributor to cannibal flower traveling shows.