As a figurative painter, I have always been interested in the body and its ability to communicate. I am drawn to informal images that depict the routine movements and motions of our everyday lives, finding a certain honesty and truth in the physicality of these ordinary movements. My current paintings are a study of the individuals who work at a local deli, focusing on the repetitive daily tasks of work.
My process begins with the selection and distillation of images. Through the use of video I visually document the activities of the deli, sift through the video footage and intuitively select out images, which are then translated into photographs. I make further selections from the photographic images to translate into paintings. The use of video and photography create distortions in form, color, lighting and space, and I am interested in the process of translating these formal abstractions through the medium and act of painting.
born: 1973, Lima, Ohio
Miami University, MFA, 2005
Bowling Green State University, BFA, 1997
solo or two-person exhibits
Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, OH, 2007
Robert E. and Martha Hull Lee Gallery: Distilled Intimacy, Oxford, OH, 2005
Manifest Gallery: Headfirst, Cincinnati, OH, 2010
Manifest Gallery: Nude 10, Cincinnati, OH, 2010
Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery: Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition, Columbus, OH, 2010
The Murphy Art Center: Wee Bitty Things, Indianapolis, IN, 2010