Associate Professor, 2011
B.F.A. 2003, Columbus College of Art & Design
M.F.A 2007, Indiana University, Bloomington
As a teacher I share my knowledge and experiences of making work in order to mentor students and bridge the classroom setting with the larger art community. In my printmaking curriculum a breadth of traditional and experimental approaches are shown, with conversation on the relationship of form, technique, and content in historical and contemporary contexts. Foundation skills are practiced first to ensure understanding of the guiding principles behind the medium. Engaged experimentation is encouraged as students learn to develop their concepts and clarify their ideas in the creation of meaningful works of art.
My artwork portrays the intersection of nature and culture through representation. Panorama photographs captured through the window of a moving car are the source images for my current series of drawings, prints, photographs and sculptures. The landscape moves past the car window faster than the camera is able to snap photos to seamlessly overlap and blend, subtracting slices of visible information and adding glitches. Representing this imagery through hand-drawnprocesses adds another layer of removal from the original experience, adding and subtracting information, and combining the instantaneous digital photographic imagery with slow, analog processes.
My work has shown throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the Museum of Novisbriesk, Central Siberia Russia; Cactus Bra Space, San Antonio, TX; Columbia College, Chicago, IL; University of Hawai’i, Hilo, HI; and Wave Hill, Bronx, NY. From 2013–2015 I served as president of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. Curatorial projects include Edge of Life: Forest Pathology Art, a collaborative, invitational, art and forestry exhibit and accompanying catalog.