Currently living and working in Houston, Texas, I was born in a small town in northwest Ohio in 1969.  I earned my BFA in painting, drawing and printmaking from The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio in 1992.  Upon graduation I worked first for CM/SNP Printing, a local newspaper print shop.  Then for Airwaves Inc. a t-shirt design silk screen printing manufacturer for ten years. I estimate I produced over 12 million images during my tenure there.  Upon the advice of my sister Amie, I applied and was accepted to the University of North Texas in 2003, with a portfolio that included handmade photo-mosaics and sculpture, of which included a once former couch re-configured as a chair and covered in 905,000 staples.  I completed my studies and earned my MFA in drawing and painting in 2006. 


I began being represented in Dallas, Texas by Holly Johnson Gallery (HJG) prior to completing my schoolwork.  Having the north Texas market secured, I ventured to Houston to expose the work to new people in a new locale.  I found a live/work space at Commerce Street Artists' Warehouse (CSAW) which closed in 2008.  While there I worked with galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Marfa Texas and Bradbury Gallery at Arkansas State University.  In total I had 7 solo shows and 41 group showings from 2006-2008.


After the shutdown of CSAW, I moved to a small one bedroom apartment 20 miles north of Houston.  It is there where I currently live and work.   Professionally, I have had 23 solo exhibitions and 112 group & benefit shows.



Exhibition CV

Born Norwalk, Ohio 1969


Education

MFA – Painting & Drawing                                                                                         2006
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
BFA – Painting, Drawing &  Printmaking                                                               1992
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Current Gallery Representation

Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas                                                                   2015-2020
Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, Texas                                                           2013-2020
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas                                                                         2006-2020


Solo Exhibitions

Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, Texas                                                           2018
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas                                                                         2017
Modified Arts, Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                  2015
Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, Texas                                                                                         
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas                                                                         2013
Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, Texas
Mutlu Galerie, Istanbul, Turkey                                                                                   2012
Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Beverly Hills, California
Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, Texas
Darke Gallery, Houston, Texas
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas                                                                          2011
Breckinridge Arts Center, Breckinridge, Texas
Galerie Luzkany, Brno, Czech Republic                                                                    2010
University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas                                                                          2009
Pennzoil Place, Houston, Texas                                                                                     2008
Judy Youens Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Artists’ Warehouse, Houston, Texas
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas                                                                          2007
InnerSpace, Houston, Texas
Mary Matterson-Parrish Gallery, Conroe, Texas
Commerce Street Artists’ Warehouse, Houston, Texas                                       2006
BFA Senior Exhibition, Hopkins Hall, The Ohio State University                    1992

 2 Person Exhibitions

Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas                                                                      2021
Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas                                                                      2016
Avis Frank Gallery, Galveston, Texas                                                                           2011

Group Exhibitions


 Wally Workman Gallery                                                                                                 2020

Unarthodox, Chelsea, New York                                                                                   2019
Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York                                                                               2018
Jen Tough Gallery, San Francisco, California
Jonathan Ferrer Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Marin County Contemporary Museum, Novato, California
Williams Tower, Houston, Texas                                                                                   2017
Studio Channel Island, Camarillo, California
Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
Williams Tower, Houston, Texas                                                                                   2016
Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, California                                              2015
Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
Williams Tower, Houston, Texas
Houston Decorative Center, Houston, Texas                                                            2014
Spacewomb, Long Island City, New York                                                                   2013
Spacewomb, Long Island City, New York
Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
Eastern Michigan University Gallery, Yipsilanti, Michigan
Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
Williams Tower, Houston, Texas
Southwest College Art Gallery, Chula Vista, California                                       2012
Darke Gallery, Houston, Texas
Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
Discovery Centre, Cleethorpes, United Kingdom                                                    2011
Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Southwest Museum of Art, Beaumont, Texas
Williams Tower, Houston, Texas
Stafford Gallery, Stafford Texas
Avis Frank Gallery, Galveston, Texas
Galerie Jatad, Houston, Texas
Mutlu Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey                                                                                     2010
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Williams Tower, Houston, Texas
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Premio Columba, Venice, Italy                                                                                      2009
SFA Gallery, Nacogdoches, Texas
CAAD Art Lab, Dallas Texas
Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
Houston Decorative Center, Houston, Texas
Studios2315, Houston, Texas
SWAB, Barcelona Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain                                                            2008
Visual Art Center New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey
SFA Gallery, Nacogdoches, Texas
Judy Youens Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Anton Art Center, Clemens, Michigan
Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas
Williams Tower, Houston, Texas
Center for Progressives, Corpus Christie, Texas
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, Texas
Commerce Artists’ Street Warehouse, Houston, Texas
The Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, Missouri                                                        2007
Bradbury Gallery, Jonesboro, Arkansas
Crazywood Gallery, Huntsville, Texas
Williams Tower, Houston, Texas
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
Williams Tower, Houston, Texas
Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas
Commerce Artists’ Street Warehouse, Houston, Texas
London Biennial, London, England                                                                               2006
Borderland Pavilion, Sharon, Massachusetts
First Frontier Collage Society, Austin, Texas
Peninsula Fine Art Center, Newport News, Virginia
Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, New York
Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach, California
Organization of Independent Artists Gallery, New York, New York
Rudolph Projects, Houston, Texas
Commerce Artists’ Street Warehouse, Houston, Texas
Gallery HWY90, Marfa, Texas
Rudolph Projects, Houston, Texas

Donations & Benefit Exhibitions

Crime Victims Treatment Center, New York, New York                                       2019
Artspace at Untitled, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Bering Omega Community Services, Houston, Texas                                             2017
Bering Omega Community Services, Houston, Texas                                             2016
Luhring Augustine, New York, New York                                                                    2015
Luhring Augustine, New York, New York                                                                    2014                
Museum of Biblical Studies, Dallas, Texas                                                                  2013
AIA Architecture Center, Houston, Texas
Sikkema Jenkins Co. New York, New York
CRG Gallery, New York, New York                                                                                2011
ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, New York                                                                2010
Metro Pictures, New York, New York                                                                           2009
Clarion Ballroom, Northampton, Massachusetts
Dallas Contemporary Museum, Dallas, Texas
James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York                                                               2008
River Oaks Country Club, River Oaks, Texas
Rice Design Alliance, Houston, Texas
ArtGuys Warehouse, Houston, Texas                                                                            2007
Howard Rachofsky House, Dallas, Texas                                                                     2006

Works Cited Publications

 1340 Art Magazine, Issue Online                                                                                    2019
Voyage Houston Magazine, Houston, Texas                                                               2018
New American Paintings, Boston, Massachusetts                                                     2017
Visual Art Source, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Observer, Dallas, Texas
Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas
Heather Scott Home Design, Austin, Texas
Aether Magazine, Austin, Texas                                                                                      2016
Austin American Statesman, Austin, Texas
Phoenix New Times, Phoenix, Arizona                                                                         2015
Arts Beacon, Phoenix, Arizona
Dallas Modern Luxury Magazine, Dallas, Texas                                                       2014
New American Paintings, Boston, Massachusetts                                                    2013
Swirl Magazine, Conroe, Texas
Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas
D Magazine, Dallas, Texas
Houston Free Press, Houston, Texas
The Paper, Houston, Texas                                                                                                2012
Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas
Arts & Culture Magazine, Houston, Texas
Conroe Courier News, Conroe, Texas
The Paper Magazine, Conroe, Texas
Houston Press, Houston, Texas                                                                                       2011
Dallas Observer, Dallas, Texas
Modern Dallas Magazine, Dallas, Texas
Denton Record Chronicle, Denton, Texas
Islander Magazine, Galveston, Texas
Arts & Culture Magazine, Dallas, Texas                                                                      2010
Dallas Observer, Dallas, Texas
The Signal, Clearlake, Texas
THE Magazine, Dallas, Texas                                                                                          2009
Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas                                                                             2008
Houston Press, Houston, Texas
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas                                                                            2006

 

 

 


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