Education2003 BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY1998 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, ORSelected Exhibitions2018 Gallery Lulo, Healdsburg, CA, AnimalAnimalAnimal!2016 Gallery Lulo, Healdsburg, CA, Unraveling Alexander’s Band2015 Fouladi Projects, San Francisco, CA, At Mount Meru2015 The Slaughterhouse, Healdsburg, CA, The Battle of Mara2014 Jeff Alan Gard Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Mise-en-scènes2013 Perdita Productions, Geyserville, CA, Out Come the Divs!2010 Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, New WorkSelected Group Exhibitions2019 Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco, CA, à la prochaine2019 Art Flow, Costa Rica2019 Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, Here!2017 Sonoma Valley Museum, Sonoma, CA, Pairings2017 SFAC, San Francisco, CA, Not Alone2016 Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Into the Woods2016 Fouladi Projects, San Francisco, CA, Sunny2015 Berkeley Arts Center, Berkeley, CA, Here!2011 Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA, EVA 2006 Hang Art, San Francisco, CA, WishHonors and Awards2011 visiting artist, AICAD's NY Studio, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY2010 artist grant, Community Foundation Sonoma2001 artist grant, Gelman Travel and Study Grant for Art and Design 2000 artist grant, Buckley Endowed Grant for Scholastic Achievement
My favorite word of the moment is pareidolia: the tendency to perceive specific, often meaningful images in a random or ambiguous visual pattern—finding shapes in clouds with your best friend, or saying hello to the man in the moon. Bright moments, and the vast tangle of darkness and chaos, provide opportunities for exploration and discovery, and the observation that life is delicate, nuanced, and changeable. Asking "what do I see?" is a simple question with endless answers.
I make oil paintings dense with detail and tactile qualities such as mini mosaic, gold leaf, and raw pigment; 60 foot long line drawings on mulberry scrolls using markers, dye, and batik techniques; collages of recycled paper and fabric; large watercolors; graphite drawings; accordion books; illuminated manuscripts and stories for children; murals; and small sculptures. I love making marks and asking myself, “how many creatures are in there?”