My work explores the interplay of the conscious and subconscious, and the relationship between nature and human experience. I use freehand techniques and spontaneous mark making as a tool that allows the work to build and grow without the restrictions of self awareness or premeditation. Through this approach, I embrace the unpredictable qualities and uncertain outcomes of my work. The aesthetic of my work reflects my interests in the passage of time, overlooked details in the everyday and my compulsion towards repetition. Part of my practice includes salvaging found materials that either become integrated within the art making or collected as a source of inspiration. I am creatively fueled by the constraints of limited materials and the act of improvisation throughout my process. 

I currently live in Pittsburgh, Pa and run an alternative gallery space, Goldmine with David Oresick
 
Solo Shows

2014 Sunburst School of Music. Pittsburgh,PA.
2013 Assemble Gallery, Time is Time. Pittsburgh,PA.
2011 Box Heart Gallery, The Dead Engineer. Pittsburgh,PA. 

Two Person Shows

2012 Pittsburgh International Airport, with Meghan Olson. Pittsburgh,PA.
2010 709 Gallery, The Forest Through the Trees, with Maria Mangano. Pittsburgh,PA.
2007 C-Space Studio, with Carolyn Wenning. Pittsburgh,PA.

Group Shows

2016 Mine Factory, Nothing is itself. Pittsburgh,PA.
2013 Loyola University, Bury your art seeds. Chicago,IL.
        Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 30:2. Pittsburgh,PA.
        Roman Susan Gallery, Surrounded. Chicago,IL.
2011  Trust Arts Education Center, Art out of the Box. Pittsburgh,PA.
2010 Fe Gallery, Leaving My Mark. Pittsburgh,PA.
         Box Heart Gallery, Reeling in the years. Pittsburgh,PA.
         907 Gallery, President’s Choice: 100@100. Pittsburgh,PA.
         Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery, Collaboration with Aaronel Deroy Gruber. Pittsburgh,PA.
         Fe Gallery, Small is the new big: 25 squared. Pittsburgh,PA.
2009 Visionary Arts Festival. Pittsburgh,PA.
         Fe Gallery, G-Spot. Pittsburgh,PA.
2008 Moxie Dada, Urbanic. Pittsburgh,PA
         Fe Gallery, Good on Paper. Pittsburgh,PA.
2006 Digging Pitt, Small Works: Side I and Side II. Pittsburgh,PA. 

Juried Shows

2010 Three Rivers Arts Festival. Pittsburgh,PA.
2009 Carnegie Museum of Art, The 99th AAP. Pittsburgh,PA.
         Box Heart Gallery, Art Inter/National. Pittsburgh,PA.
2008 Bankside Gallery, 21st Century Watercolor. London,UK.
2007 The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Art of the State:2007. Harrisburg,PA.

Awards

2016 "Best Street Transformation, People's Choice of 2016". Streetblog USA
2012 Artist Opportunity Grant-Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Pittsburgh,PA.
2010 Best in Show-Three Rivers Arts Festival. Pittsburgh,PA.
         Emerging Artist Scholarship-Three Rivers Arts Festival. Pittsburgh,PA.
2009 Aaronel Deroy Gruber Award-Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh,PA.
         Friends of Art for Pittsburgh Public Schools-Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh,PA.
2007 Works on Paper, 2nd place- The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg,PA.

Professional Experience

2017 Selected artist for February 2017, Start with Art. Pittsburgh,PA. 
2016 Strawberry Way, Street Drawing I. Artwork Commission. Pittsburgh,PA.
2015 The Westin Hotel, Wall Drawing III, Artwork Commission, Pittsburgh,PA.
2014 Space Between Your Fingers. Illustration Commission, Philadelphia,PA.
        Most Wanted Fine Art, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Co-Curator. Pittsburgh,PA.
2013 Columbia College, TAD Studio. Teaching artist development program. Chicago,IL.
2012 Can Serrat International Art Center. Artist Residency and support stipend. El Bruc,Spain.
        Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh, Steamrolled Pittsburgh. Art commission. Pittsburgh,PA. 
2011 Art out of the Box. Artist Residency. Pittsburgh,PA.
2010 709 Gallery, The Forest Through the Trees. Artist Lecture. Pittsburgh,PA. 
2009 Carnegie Museum of Art, The 99th Annual AAP. Artist Lecture. Pittsburgh,PA