Inspired by technology, my work focuses on representing the aesthetic sentiments of the information age in the form of acrylic painting. Introducing patterned geometric shapes and complex layering reminiscent of today’s digital graphic workstations, my paintings are rich with vibrant color and texture arranged to achieve balance; exploring the line that separates the virtual and the real in our every day lives.
Often compared to the pixelated look of video games or meticulous pattern work present in textiles, my paintings are the result of directed effort to showcase how technology and art can influence one another. Geometric patterns and color combinations have been known to affect our emotions. By visually expressing the digital realm and embracing technology as subject matter, I attempt to create a positive change on viewers with soothing cascades of color and line.
Working primarily in acrylic and sometimes including spray-paint and iridescent pigments, my paintings are like a Moroccan Rug and a Video Game had a baby. Working as a fine artist for the past fifteen years, much of my focus has been the study of experimental painting. The strategically repeating patterns and auspicious color combinations of my work reflect the digital age we live in, and offer an antidote to chaos— allowing our minds to recharge.
2007-2012 Experimental Painting Classes, Miller School of Art, Seattle
2004 B.F.A. University of Washington, Seattle
2017 “Technaissance” Vermillion Gallery, Seattle
2014 Demi-Lune Furniture Store, Seattle 2009 US Bank, Seattle
2008 The Dunshee House, Seattle
2004 University of Washington Sandpoint Naval Station, Seattle
2018 'On Site' Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
2017 'Seattle Cityscape Show' Seattle City Hall, Seattle
2017 'Patterns That Connect' Axis Gallery, Seattle
2015 'Mosquito Noise' Ghost Gallery, Seattle
2015 'Coded Landscapes' Vermillion Gallery, Seattle
2014 'In Technicolor' Kate Alkarni Gallery Seattle
2010 '10x10x10' Tieton Juried Art Exhibition, Tieton, Washington
2010 'Sense and Sensibility' Ver(art) Gallery, Seattle
2009 City Hostel Seattle, Participating Artist, Seattle
2001 Juried Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
2014 Multnomah Regional Arts & Council Portable Works Purchase
2009 Residency Vermont Studio Center
2007 Grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation
2002 "First Place" Jacob Lawrence Gallery University of Washington
1989 "Best New Artist Award" Urban League of Seattle