I am a conceptually-based, mixed-media artist engaged in visual storytelling. I cross-pollinate diverse materials and processes as felt integral to the conveyance of a greater idea. Sometimes this results in object assemblages, but more often in the last two decades this has involved photography, which I engage unconventionally. With respect to this, the camera, iPhone and/or even the scanner are simply tools. Having said that one could think of the camera lens as a paint brush and the image taken as the palette from which I create a new composition. Through the digital interface, involving software, I manipulate, distort, layer and/or merge imagery. The process is fluid and intuitive, often resulting in photo-based assemblages that combine both representational and abstracted visual information.

The yin/yang influences of having, for many years, resided in both the Fraser Valley of British Columbia and downtown Los Angeles (sometimes simultaneously)... has been inspirational in my life and work.



education

MFA - California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California USA
BA - California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California USA
Associate - Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Scholarship - Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington USA



cv summarized

2020     Behind Closed Doors - Solo Exhibition - O’Connor Group Art Gallery (Rescheduled to October 2021)

             Relic - Solo Exhibition - O’Connor Group Art Gallery, Chilliwack, BC
2019     BC Arts Council Project Grant: Behind Closed Doors

             Bellingham National Juried Exhibition - Curator Bruce Guenther, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham WA
             Fraser Valley Biennale - Curator Adrienne Fast, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC

             Fraser Valley Biennale - O’Connor Group Art Gallery, Chilliwack, BC
             42nd Annual Pilchuck Juried Glass Arts Exhibition + Auction - Seattle WA
2018     Curator ‘Enduring Spirit - Ron Huebner’ - O’Connor Group Art Gallery, Chilliwack Cultural Centre, BC

             Electron Salon - Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2017     Fraser Valley Biennale - Curator Beth Carruthers, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC

             Fraser Valley Biennale - Kariton Gallery, Abbotsford, BC

             Fraser Valley Biennale - O’Connor Group Art Gallery, Chilliwack, BC
2016     Oxygen for the Soul - Reach Gallery Museum / Abbotsford Hospice, Abbotsford, BC
2015     Fraser Valley Biennale - Curator Scott Marsden, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC
2014     BC Arts Council Project Grant
             Generification Installation - Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Chilliwack, BC
2013     From Here to There (and Back Again) - The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC
2012     Fire Hall No. 8 - Public Art Commission, City of Abbotsford, BC
2011     Fraser Valley Biennale - Curator Scott Marsden, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC
2010     Ficara Fine Art - Los Angeles - Las Vegas Hotel/Residential Commission

             Remains - 672 Studio Exhibition Space, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA

             Sojourn - Gallery Luminaura, Whistler, BC
2009     Meltdown - 9th Biennale BC Glass Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

             31st Annual Pilchuck Juried Glass Arts Exhibition + Auction, Seattle WA
             Glass Now - National Liberty Museum Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

             Kaleidoscopic - 672 Studio Exhibition Space, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
2008     Remains - Hangar Gallery - Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica CA
             30th Annual Pilchuck Juried Glass Arts Exhibition + Auction - Seattle WA

             Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, Stanwood WA
             Recycled Realities - 672 Studio Exhibition Space, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
2007     Fragments - 672 Studio Exhibition Space, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
2006     Foto-painting - 672 Studio Exhibition Space, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
2005     Foto-painting - 672 Studio Exhibition Space, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA

2004     Secret Life of Things - 672 Studio Exhibition Space, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA

2003     Sweet Seductions III - 672 Studio Exhibition Space, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
2002     Muse Installation - Brewery Annex, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
             Sweet Seductions II - 672 Studio Exhibition Space, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
2001     Sweet Seductions I - 672 Studio Exhibition Space, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
2000     Consuming Passions II - 672 Studio Exhibition Space, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
1999     Consuming Passions I - 672 Studio Exhibition Space, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
1998     Target Marketing - 672 Studio Exhibition Space, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
1997     Architectural Interventions - Full Moon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1996     Natural / Unnatural - Guggenheim Art Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
1994     Detours - Side Street Projects, 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, CA
             Far Parked - Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
             Drowning Installation - Works Festival, Manulife Centre, Edmonton, AB
1993     Looking In / Looking Out - Lankershim Arts Center, North Hollywood, CA
             Los Angeles Biennale - Juried Group Invitational, Artspace Gallery, CA
             Issues of Choice - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
             Far Bazaar BBQ - Sue Spaid Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992     Vice Chancellor’s USA Group Invitational - University Art Gallery, Boulder, CO
             Three-Dimensional Perspectives - HANDS, Venice, CA
             Far Bazaar, Brewery Annex - Los Angeles, CA
             The Real Post Other - Los Angeles Times, Hollywood, CA
             Figures in the Hall - Evo Gallery, Edmonton, AB