The grad school body of Work

The first fully completed piece is a clear jump from my previous body of work. It’s walking a linear path from what I was doing before, but has mad some leaps, leaving the panel and frame behind and embarking on a much more sculptural approach.

"Communication Calisthenics"

"Communication Calisthenics"

Long time coming

I’m now living in Chicago. So as there might be plenty of excuses as to why it’s taken me so long to update this, I’ll just leave it at the madness of controlled chaos that has embodied the experience. New school, new environment and new art! the ball is rolling at the School of the Art Institute’s master program.

studio shot 1

new studio with early semester work filling the shelves

I’m still preparing for the upcoming solo show back in MPLS. The show will consist of all new work. Therre will be a healthy mix of pre grad school work along with the new art that is being crunched out in the Windy City

colored pencil drawings turned into DIY pixilated stickers

Moving forward, Thanks so much for all the support, high five everyone!

big wall hanging arm, work in progress

News update

I’m riding a wave of momentum right now, and it taking me on a crazy ride. Feeling pretty blessed all along the way. There was the City Pages A-list write-up and the downtown journal that locally showed some amazing support for what I’m doing. San Francisco Based magazine, Juxtapoz had also put up a really flattering write up on there website for the show. Now it would seem that Juxtapoz is taking it to the next level with there hospitality. They are running an Artist Profile piece on me in their February issue. I’m outrageously excited about this as I’ve been following this magazine for as long as I’ve been making art. After the article comes out in Feb, I’ll be hanging in a Juxtapoz curated show at the COPRO Gallery in Santa Monica, called “Juxtapoz Turns 18” in March. As of now I have very few details on the show, but I’m being told that the likes of Shepard Fairey, Retna, Mark Ryden and Camille Rose Garcia, to name a few, will be in the show as well. Holy majolley. This is AWESOME!

In the meantime, its catch up, and getting ready to make the next body of work. Life is too good

Come and Gone and on to the neXt

cover page of Downtown Journal

Lots of excitement over the last few months, and more to come as the months follow. I just deinstalled the Tarnish&Gold show a few days ago. A big warm thank you to all of those that came and supported the cause. You all hang very close to my heart, you are appreciated.

Just as the show was getting ready to come down, I caught word that the Minneapolis based periodical the “Downtown Journal” had published there piece on the show. Low and behold, we got on the cover! pretty cool stuff, be sure to pick up a copy to read the whole thing.¬†They profile myself and the gallery throughout.

With the show now being done, it’s back to the studio to work on a couple of projects. Some really fun stuff. I’ll be excited to drop these off with their owners shortly.

Tarnish & Gold show update

The show is nearing and the ball is continuing to roll. Caitlin and Greta at the gallery have been putting in some major work and are putting together one hell of a night.

Friday November 4th from 6-10. You can check all of the details of the night, along with the full press release on the Facebook invite here

You can also check out the Tarnish & Gold website for all the happenings here

In the meantime, check out the double sided handbills that are being printed.

Artwork Side

Grand ReOpening Side

Tarnish & Gold, we’re a GO

All right, so, the ball is rolling now. After going back and forth with the gallery, I’m pleased to announce that my show will be opening Friday Nov. 4th. Come check it out, it’s going to be a damn good time. I was informed yesterday that the show will be the grand reopening show for the gallery after a long period of moving/construction. To say I’m honored would be an understatement. I can’t wait to work with these woman at the gallery that have so much passion and love for the arts community. stay posted as we move forward with planning. Hopefully I’ll have show cards soon enough to start distributions. Much love. In the meantime, here’s a little sneak preview of what you’ll see.