Creating art from materials found within a personal landscape, he conceptualizes the connections they may have with humans and nature to inspire a narrative that empowers the work to have the authority to communicate the story. Ritually working with cause and effect as a process, adjustments are made based upon the reaction of the last while working in a repetition of mark making and layers, until shapes become forms that manipulate themselves into representational figures. There is a voice of direction from what is being created that speaks with intentions of an idea, but never a finished plan. Therefore allowing the work to evolve into what it was meant to be.
EDUCATION 2017 Bachelor of Arts in Art Practice and History of Art, University of California, Berkeley
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2018 Generation, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA 2017 Authority, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA 2017 On A Heavy Hill, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA 2016 Threads, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA 2016 One Hundred Years One Hundred (and Twenty) Artists, Kondos Gallery, Sacramento, CA 2016 Seize the Means, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA 2015 Not Me Show, Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 2015 IKWYDLS, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA 2015 SCC Show, juried by Greg Kondos, Kondos Gallery, Sacramento, CA 2014 California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Davis, CA 2104 Exchange Show, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA 2013 California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Davis, CA 2005 Simplifying Complications, Hutchins Street Square, Lodi, CA (solo) 2004 CAZ, Phoenix Gallery, Sacramento, CA (solo) 2003 Stage Two, Phoenix Gallery, Sacramento, CA 2002 Mask Show, Gallery 54, Sacramento, CA 2002 Funky and Fantastic Furniture Show, Center for Contemporary Arts, Sacramento, CA 2001 In the Box, Center for Contemporary Arts, Sacramento, CA 2000 Altares del Mundo, Capitol Station 65, Sacramento, CA
AWARDS 2017 Certificate of Excellence in Painting, Berkeley, CA 2016 Honors Independent Studio, Berkeley, CA 2015 Crocker Kingsley Merit Award, Sacramento, CA 2015 Sasser Ceramic Award, Sacramento CA 2014 Hopkins Art Endowment for Studio Art, Sacramento, CA