Stratus Mesh and Levels are two ongoing series of abstract oil paintings. With Stratus Mesh, compositions feel more like flowing landscapes. Organic shifting shapes, some muted others colorful, evoke expansive mobile structures. In Levels, the paintings become more geometric and architectural in approach, a scaffolding arrangement of simple forms that focus and dissolve with more emphasis on vertical balances.
In both series, there is a play with linear structures and fragmented images from many sources. They are collage experiments using overlaid drawings, some parts are colored and other parts are toned down or erased. They are reconfigured to make an image that is spatial with combinations of visualizations of the concept of rise and fall. Within dissimilar forms the images build and fall apart in layers and then fall back together again. This unplanned process evolves over a span of time. Slowly, the once disordered sets meld together into images that evoke a subtle sensibility with lyrical structure through an intuitive open-ended approach to resolve.
1980-1982 Yale University MFA
1976-1979 Indiana University BA
2013-2014 Dana Barnes Design Designed and fabricated suspended chairs and vessel prototypes.
1995-2000 Arnell Group Branding /art direction/design team, Samsung, Fila, Chanel.
1989-1995 Desgrippes Gobe Designer/art director for the Limited Corporation
1984-1989 Free Lance Designer Spy Magazine, Knoll Furniture, Estee Lauder and Conde Nast.
1982-1984 Rutgers University Publications designer and design fundamentals instructor.
1979-1980 The Walker Art Center Design Internship
Exhibition and Award
2016 Anita Rogers Gallery Group Show, 77 Mercer Street, NY
2016 Governor's Island/A.I.R. Gallery Group Show, Governor's Island, NY
2008 Marc Jancou Gallery Benefit Show, 24 West 57th Sreet, NY
2007 Dieu Donne Papermill Benefit Show, 315 West 36th Street, NY
2006 Vanina Holasek Gallery Group Show, 502 West 27th Street, NY
2001 The Drawing Center Selections Exhibition, 35 Wooster Street, NY
1985 Ford Foundation Grant