Bio & CV

Education:    

MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 1991

BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 1988

 

Exhibitions:

2022    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA "O-O, Omphalos, & Others" (One-person show)

2021    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA "Hiatus" (One-person show)

2019    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2018    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA "Red" (Group show)

2018    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA “Rumination or Ruination” (One-person show)

2017    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA “Affordable Art Bazaar” (Group show)

2017    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA “These Elegies” (One-person show)

2016    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA “Returning Members” (4-person group show)

2012    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2012    Fresno Art Museum, 50th Anniversary Exhibition of Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA

2011    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2010    “Breaking Traditions” Gorgon Isle Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2010    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno CA (Group show)

2009    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2008    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2007    Fresno City Hall, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2007    Remember the Time, Studio 1922, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2007    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2006    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA “Recent Paintings” (One-person show)

2005    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA “Drawing Matters” (Group show)

2005    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2005    Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA (One-person show)

2005    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Gallery, SF, CA

2004    Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA (One-person show)

2003    “Inventive Landscapes” Bucheon Gallery, SF, CA (Group show)

2002    Bucheon Gallery, SF, CA (One-person show)

2002    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Gallery, SF, CA

2001    Artworks, Hanford, CA

2001    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Gallery, SF, CA

2000    Lead Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 

Selected Collectors:                      

Rene di Rosa, Napa, CA           

Ron Fahra, Montreal, Canada

Gardiner Hempel, Oakland, CA  

Loretta deGuzman & Mike Lozeau, Alameda, CA   

Dr & Mrs Irene Belknap, Mill Valley

Dr David Lyman, Albany, CA       

Sidney Brown, SF, CA               

Dr Phillip Grossi, Los Altos, CA     

Sheila Cohen, SF, CA

Pat Klein, Emeryville, CA                 

Dr. Louis Girling, SF, CA

Lauren Kerr, SF, CA                          

Dawn Christensen, SF, CA

Sheila Woo, SF, CA                           

Pat & Dick Macias, SF, CA

Pegan Brooke, Bolinas, CA               

Julie Green , SF, CA

Walter Dawydrak, SF, CA                 

Carol Esterman, Providence, RI

Blair Fuller, Tomales, CA                   

Heidi Stevens, Petaluma, CA

Joan & Peter Wulf, SF, CA               

Victoria Wagner, Occidental, CA                  

Artist’s Statement

On any given day I typically find myself processing ideas pertaining to culture, history, religion, politics, sociology, psychology, emotions, the intellect, etc… I believe thinking about things is one of the most interesting facets of human existence. For me, the process of painting provides a vehicle to sort through this diverse material; it promotes a state of mind wherein I ask myself questions, consider concepts, grasp at the subconscious and grapple with the conscious. This rarely happens for me without the painting process.

 

Paintings can be an inventory of one’s context at a given moment in time, an assessment of “the current status.” Early in the process of making a new painting I prefer to start with a “notion,” rather than a concrete concept. I then strive to allow the imagery and content to evolve as the visual possibilities are investigated.

 

The symbols integrated into these paintings have been generated consciously and sub-consciously. My hope is that they reveal themselves to the engaged viewer. Very little of the visual imagery is arbitrary, though some of it may be generated through non-linear pathways. Written text is included in some cases to serve as a replacement for visual symbols, as I enjoy the contrast between visual and written material. I find this interplay to be stimulating to both left and right hemispheres of the brain.