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Artist Statement

The methods and materials may change from piece to piece when I make my work, but they are congruent in their darkness, humor, and intent.


I have worked as an employee in many museums most of my working career ranging from natural history museums to art museums in Chicago, New York City, and Austin. The way museums display objects to try to explain much larger concepts in simple terms is a direct reflection on our need to identify, organize, and catalog our world around us, in effect subjugating it. I often use museum display methods as part of my work to try to simplify and catalog complex psychological, emotional, and intangible feelings. The source of my work is universal; love, death, family dynamics, and the power plays that develop from these multilayered social interactions. I capture the frailty of life and the body, but try to show it in a humorous light. Much as René Magritte imparts with his painting, “This is not a pipe”; these sculptures are not realistic representations, but are images of intrinsic human psychology.

Follow this link to see a series of monsters that I exhibited at

The Enchanted Forest in SOHO, NYC and FAO Schwarz in New York City.





1997           The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
                    BFA in Sculpture, Chicago, IL

1993           Hermitage Group of Painters 

                    Study Program in St Petersburg, Russia


1993           Idyllwild Arts Academy

                    Visual Arts, Idyllwild, California




Gallery Project Ann Arbor, MI 

Politics of Fear

Group Exhibition


Gallery Project Ann Arbor, MI

Animal Farm

Group Exhibition


Do Right Hall Marfa, TX

Semblance of Control
Solo Exhibition

A.I.R. Gallery New York, NY

Wish You Were Here, 2008
Group Exhibition


FAO Schwarz New York, NY

Artisan Workshop
Group Exhibition


The Enchanted Forest in SOHO New York, NY

Thump. Wallop. Whack. Wham!- Shhhh

Monsters Invade SOHO’s Enchanted Forest
Solo Exhibition


 Evanston Arts Center Chicago, IL

14th Biennial Juried Exhibition
Group Exhibition


Contemporary Art Workshop Chicago, IL

New Talent
Group Exhibition


White Tower Building Chicago, IL

Group Exhibition


Todd Gallery Idyllwild, CA

Solo Exhibition and Group Exhibitions


Francine Ellman Gallery Los Angeles, CA 
Group Exhibition


Standard Brands Gallery San Diego, CA 
Group Exhibition




































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