Born in Los Angeles in 1967 I have been fascinated and productive in some form of art most of my life, primarily painting—for which I have a BFA degree from San Francisco Art Institute (’93) and an MFA degree from Claremont Graduate University (’07)—and drawing, but also photography, working for several years in the field, multimedia, and some performance.
In addition to maintaining a more focused studio practice as a painter, I’ve sought to establish connections in the community with other artists and art supporters through the dA Center for the Arts and Gallery 57 Underground, two non-profits in downtown Pomona, taking advantages of opportunities they have presented me while helping them achieve their missions. Some of these opportunities have included curating shows, leading creative workshops, designing mosaics, and organizing events with diverse forms of art happening.
I love and believe in art. I love the potential of paint or ink or charcoal and the blank canvas or piece of paper. I am compelled to work on pieces that offer an exciting combination of interesting idea and subject matter, absorbing process and formal challenges, means for play and discovery, and the possibility of communicating something meaningful to someone else. I believe that it can work positively for individuals and for the community. I want to continue to develop and expand my own practice, while also finding and serving a wider community of people involved in the arts.