Bio

I’m a painter and collage artist from New York.

I employ a freewheeling cut-and-paste aesthetic in my art-making process, juxtaposing my paintings, drawings, and photographs with images from mass media and popular culture. While my artwork revolves around composition and design, an underlying narrative sometimes spotlights society, humanity, the environment, and culture.

Currently my work is part of a group show at the ADS Gallery in Newburgh, NY called “Cause We Be Complicated: Dialogues of Black Artists”, curated by Jonette O’kelley Miller and Karen Gersch. The show was reivewed in the Chronogram, by Carl Van Brunt.  The exhibition is up until March 3rd, and then will continue Across the Street at the Ann Street Gallery until April 24th.

Education
1998-2002       M.F.A. Hunter College, NY
1994-1997       B.A. The City College, NY

Selected Exhibitions
2023    Cause We Be Complicated, ADS Gallery, Newburgh, NY
2022    Political Storm, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach California
2021    Black Renaissance Exhibit, Anne Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
2021    Tell Me A Story, Emerge Gallery, Suagerties, NY
2013.  Black Beans Liquid Gold, Galerie R31, Berlin, Germany
2012   Day of the Dead, Unison Art Center, New Paltz, NY
2009  Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY
2009  Affordable Art Fair, NYC, NY
2008  Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA (solo show)
2007  Objects of Comfort, Tacoma Windows, Tacoma, WA
2006  Icons, Werkatage, Berlin, Germany
2006  Whimsy, Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY
2006  Objects of Comfort, Galeria Galou, Brooklyn, NY
2005  Small Works, ASK Gallery, Kingston, NY
2005  Shelter, Bauplatz, Williamsburg, NY
2005   Objects of Comfort, Werkatage, Berlin, Germany
2004   Big Proportions, Galeria Galou, Williasmburg, NY
2004   The Affordable Art Fair, Pier 92, Galeria Galou, NY
2004   Emerge 50, Here Gallery, Soho, NY
2004   Pool Art Fair, Four Points Sheridan, New York, NY
2003   Transportable, Werketage Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2003  10 New York Artists, LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ
2003  1st Annual Rush Arts Gallery Benefit Auction, Rush Arts Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2002    Par Avion, Werketage Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2002. Living off Experience, Rush Arts Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2002. Across the Bridge, Wright Gallery, Kingston, NY
1999    Immediacies of the Hand, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, NY

Publications
2022    Raheim Wilson, “Role With Rah – Tales of an Underground Driver: Volume I”
2007    David knight and Hugh Willmott, “Organizational Behavior and Management”, Thomson Learning, London, 2007 (pg. 24)
2004    Pool Art Fair Catalogue, New York, NY p.111
2001    Bashir, Samiya A. (Editor), Medina, Tony (Editor), Lansana, Quraysh Ali (Editor), ” Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Art & Literature.”  (pgs. 161, 205, 500)

Bibliography
2023    Carl Van Brunt, “Cause We Be Complicated: Dialgoues of Black Artists”, Chronogram
2003    “Art Show in L.B.I.”, Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday May 23
2003    Fertig, Kathi Scholtz, “Unsentimental Across the Bridge Exhibit”, The Beachcomber v.54 n.6 May 23 (p.12)
2002    Stone, Amon Marjorie. “Ad Hoc Show Reheats Melting Pot”, The Beachcomber v.53 n.8 July 12 (p.12)
2002    Savadove, Larry, “Artists Give ‘The Grand Old Flag’ New looks At Silvestre Galleries”, The Sand Paper v. 28 no. 26, July 3 (p.38)
2002    Lane, Dakota, “The Bare Truth”, Kingston Times Almanac Weekly January 31st (p.5)
1999    Landi, Anne, “Immediacies of the Hand”, Art News v.98, n.7 May (p. 154)
1999    Cotter, Holland. “Immediacies of the Hand”, New York Times: Art and Review, April 9