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
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington USA



cv summarized

2022     Day After Day After Day - Solo Exhibition - Curator Kate Feltren, Gallery 2, Chilliwack Museum

2021     Behind Closed Doors - Solo Exhibition - O’Connor Group Art Gallery, Chilliwack Cultural Centre, BC

              Meetcha at the 5 - Juried Public Art Commission, Historic Five Corners, Chilliwack, BC

2020     Relic - Solo Exhibition - O’Connor Group Art Gallery, Chilliwack Cultural Centre, BC

2019     BC Arts Council Project Grant: Behind Closed Doors

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

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

              Electron Salon -Juried National Exhibition, Curator Rex Bruce, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, LA 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 Cultural Centre, BC
2016     Oxygen for the Soul - Group Exhibition, Reach Gallery Museum / Abbotsford Hospice, Abbotsford, BC
2015     Fraser Valley Biennale - Curator Scott Marsden, Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC
2014     BC Arts Council Project Grant - Ron Huebner Legacy Project
              Generification Installation - Chilliwack Cultural Centre, BC
2013     From Here to There, Solo Exhibition, Curator Scott Marsden - Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC

              Design Intervention, Exhibition Curator Scott Marsden - Reach Gallery Museum
2012     Fire Hall No. 8 - Juried 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 - Commission / Las Vegas Hotel/Residential Complex

2009     Meltdown - 9th Biennale BC Juried Glass Arts Exhibition, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

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

2008     Remains of the Day - Hangar Gallery - Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica CA
              30th Annual Pilchuck Juried Glass Arts Exhibition - Seattle WA

               Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, Stanwood WA
               Recycled Realities - 672 Studio Exhibition Space, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA

               * additional exhibition history available upon request