My paintings evolve quickly but resolve slowly. I usually discard early any plan or idea that may have originated a given painting. I tend not to work incrementally, but rather in comprehensive and distinct statements, which may build on or negate previous layers. The resulting works are pretty abstract, but they are seldom non-objective.
I don't always use a true rectangle as a support. When this is the case, I work with the understanding that most people would expect a rectangle. I'm interested in the tension between what's anticipated and what's delivered.
born: 1981, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Indiana University, MFA, 2005
University of Tulsa, BFA, 2003
Individual Artist Fellowship, Arkansas Arts Council, 2007
selected solo or two-person exhibits
Between States, Laconia Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, 2013
Possible Places, Blindfold Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 2013
Commas, Arts Center of the Ozarks, 2013
That Was Now, Living Arts of Tulsa, 2010
selected group shows
Painting Symposium, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, Missouri, 2014
Abstract ARt, Lyon College, Kresge Gallery, Batesville, Arkansas, 2014
Small Works On Paper, Arkansas Arts Council, travels throughout Arkansas, 2013
Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2012