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RESUME

 

BIO: 

Art is my passion and my outlet. My thoughts are in constant motion as I take in the world around me. The blend of stimuli that make up my experiences bent through the prism of my interpretation. Art provides me an opportunity to try and capture a still frame from this chaos and share it with others. I have always been drawn to and influenced by the work of artists, past and present, who break images down into basic elements and reconstruct them. 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
A Conversation with Old Friends, Solo Show, Red Dog Gallery, Winston Salem, NC      Oct 2019

A retrospective solo show of my work curated by Chad Beroth.

 

The Coaster Show, Juried Group Show, 30 South Gallery, Pasadena, CA                        Oct 2019

A juried group show featuring works from select artists.

 

Eidolon, Juried Group Show, Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem, NC                                     Feb 2019

A juried group show featuring works from select artists. 

 

Oculus, Invitational Group Show, Studio 503, Greensboro, NC                                        Aug 2018

A group show of select invited artists with a theme of human identity. 

 

With A Little Help From Friends, Feature Show, Delurk Gallery                                        Aug 2018

A collection of collaborative works between myself and several prominent Winston Salem artists.

 

Rise Of The Phoenix, Group Show, Fredric Jameson Gallery, Duke University     May- Aug 2018 

A juried group show put on by Artist Studio Project and shown on the campus of Duke University. The work of several powerful female artists accompanied by a collection of 12x12 portraits of women of significance. 

 

Almost Home, Solo Show, The Art Lounge, Spartanburg, SC                                            Feb 2018 

A solo show featuring my paintings at The Art Lounge in Spartanburg, SC. 

 

Fractured Figures, Solo Show, The Artist Bloc, Greensboro, NC                                      Aug 2017

A solo show featuring my paintings at The Artist Bloc. 

 

Identity, Invitational Group Show, Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem, NC                            July 2017

A group show of select invited artists with a theme of human identity. 

 

Member Show, Group Show, McColl Center, Charlotte NC                                                Aug 2016 

A group show featuring smaller works from artists who are members of the McColl Center. 

 

An Introduction, Feature Show, Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem NC                                June 2016

A featured showing of my work that served to introduce me as the newest member of Delurk. 

 

Wings, Group Show, New South Gallery, Statesville NC                                                     Apr 2016

A group show featuring works in a wide variety of mediums on the theme of Wings. 

 

Drawing, Juried Group Show, Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem NC                                     Jan 2016 

A juried group show focused on drawing. Only works on paper were accepted in drawing mediums. 

 

I Am Quixote, Juried Group Show, Allenton and Semans Galleries, Durham NC Nov - Jan 2016 

A juried group show featuring work with a Don Quixote theme. The show was presented by the Artist Studio Project in collaboration with the Durham Arts Council to celebrate 400 years of Don Quixote. 

 

Fauna, Faces & Figures, Trio Show, Red Dog Gallery, Winston Salem, NC Nov. 2015- Dec. 2015 

A show featuring my paintings and pen and inks along with work by Nico Amortegui and Stewart Knight.

 

Historic West End Arts Fest, Group Show, Winston-Salem, NC                             Sept 2013, 2015 

A biennial juried group show in the West End section of downtown Winston-Salem, NC. 

 

Concrete Canvas Mural Project, Artivity on the Green, Winston Salem, NC                    May 2015 

I was selected to be one of 10 artists from four cities to paint one of the inaugural murals in a new public park in downtown Winston Salem. 

 

The Little Things, Group Show, DeLurk Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC                               Jan. 2015 

A juried show featuring small works. No piece in the show could have a dimension larger than 14 inches. 

 

OTHER SHOWINGS 

  • Kitchen Sink, Juried Show, Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem NC                                           2016-2019

  • Unbound and Unleashed, Juried Group Show, Red Dog Gallery, Winston Salem, NC                 

2014, 2015, 2017- 2019  

  • A Taste, Solo Show, Liberty Arts, Winston Salem, NC                                                    Dec-Feb 2017

  • Little Big Boards, Group Show, Urban Grinders, Greensboro, NC                                     March 2016

  • Odds and Ends, Solo Show, Karma Salon, Winston Salem, NC                                    Feb-Apr 2016

  • Rustic Muse, Group Show, Muddy Creek Cafe, Winston-Salem, NC                                    Nov 2015

  • “In Their Own Words” the Musicians, Solo Show, Earshot, Winston Salem, NC           May-Aug 2015

  • Mental Prism, Solo Show, Unleashed Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC                        Apr-May 2015

  • Thinking of a Master Plan, Group Show, Uptown Artworks, Greensboro, NC                       May 2015

  • Solo Show, Davie Education Center, Advance, NC                                                        Feb-May2015

  • Solo Show, Uptown Artworks, Greensboro, NC                                                                     Feb 2015

  • In Their Own Words, Studio 7, Winston-Salem, NC                                                              Dec 2014

  • The Wall, Group Show, Menace Inc Studios, Greensboro, NC                                      Dec-Jan 2014

  • Elegance in the Chaos, Featured Show, Red Dog Gallery, Winston, Salem, NC                  Dec 2014

  • Third Quarter Show, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC            July-Oct 2014

  • Halloween Show, Group Show, Menace Inc., Greensboro NC                                               Oct 2014

  • Year of the Arts Fall Festival, Group Show, Highpoint University                                          Sept 2014

  • Reflexion, Solo Show, Studio 7, Winston Salem, NC                                                            July 2014

  • Art On Paper Show, Group Show, Menace Inc Studio, Greensboro, NC                               Aug 2014

  • Just One more Quarter, Themed Group Show, Menace Inc. Studios, Greensboro NC       June 2014

  • Art, Duo Show at Diamondback Restaurant                                                                   Feb-Mar 2014

  • Davidson County Community College Spring Show                                                      Jan-May 2013

  • “Best of”, Studio 7, Winston Salem, NC                                                                                 Dec 2013

  • Optical Descent. Solo Show, Winston-Salem, NC                                                                 Aug 2013

  • Art for the Masses, Juried Group Show, Wilmington, NC                                                      Nov 2012

  • The Plunge, Juried Group Show, Lake Gaston, NC                                              Aug 2011, Aug 2012

  • Fall for the Arts, Juried Group Show, Lake Gaston, NC                         Oct 2010, Oct 2011, Oct 2012

  • Modern Furniture Studio, Charlotte, NC                                                                                  Ongoing

  • Delurk Gallery                                                                                                                          Ongoing

  • Red Dog Gallery                                                                                                                      Ongoing

 

GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS 

  • A.I.C. (Artists in Cellophane) contributing artist

  • Art-O-Mat Artist

  • A.F.A.S. In Winston-Salem, NC (board member 2013-present)

  • Red Dog Gallery - Curating Committee

  • Delurk Gallery - Full Time Juried Member 2016-present, Exhibitions Committee 

 

AWARDS, COMPETITIONS, AND MEDIA 

  • Recipient of a “Wild Dog Initiative” Grant 2017

  • Art, Feature Article, Triad City Beat 2015

  • Historic west End Arts Fest Merit Award 2015

  • Unbound and Unleashed 2nd Place Overall and Promotional Materials 2014

  • Recipient of a “Wild Dog Initiative” Grant 2014

  • Artist Profile, Winston-Salem Journal 2014

  • Artist of the Month, The Lake Magazine 2011