In March 2016, I was extremely fortunate to participate in a project conceived of by British conceptual artist Jeremy Deller. Teaming up with the Brooklyn Museum, Deller invited a group of draftsmen/women to draw rock icon Iggy Pop. The project exhibition, a celebration of the male figure in art, opened at the Brooklyn Museum in November and will run until the end of March 2017. Read more about it in The New York Times!
Summer has come and gone - not quite sure where it went?
It feels like I've done a lot, but I don't have much to show for it. Fortunately, my creative momentum continued through months of teaching in France. I want to thank all my students and friends, from both Argenton Chateau & Paris, for a great experience this summer while working with Studio Escalier.
In the meantime, I have been cultivating a number of ideas, so I'll be pursuing their physical/visual manifestation in the coming months at NYAA.
I'm eager to get back into the studio!
My congratulations to the NYAA graduating class of 2016! It has been inspiring to meet you and to watch your work develop over the past year. I look forward to seeing where you all go next.
Likewise, I consider myself fortunate to be part of such an incredible class of 2017. We have our work cut out for us, but I have no doubt that we will put on a good show next year.
In addition to the celebration, I am thrilled to have been awarded the Michele and Timothy Barakett Foundation Scholarship for 2017. It is an absolute honor - Thank you!
Somehow, I'm a month shy of finishing my first year at the New York Academy of Art. I'm not sure where the time has gone, but it has been a great experience so far - I'm being stretched in ways that I wasn't anticipating. There is still plenty of room to grow, and I am certainly looking forward to next year.
Many thanks to everyone who stopped by Anna's and my Studio at the Tribeca Ball. It was a pleasure to meet you!
In transition from another wonderful summer spent in France with Studio Escalier to new challenges in NYC as I pursue an MFA at the New York Academy of Art. I'm truly excited to get caught up in the artistic whirlwind and to explore new ideas - I am hopeful that something truly positive will come from it.
That being said, "The goal is absolutely secondary: It is the functioning toward the goal which is important." - Hunter S. Thompson
It's well after the fact, as the exhibition ran through the month of March. However, some of my small paintings & sketches from this and the previous Brackenwood show are available for sale. If you're interested, please contact me for more information.
I'm truly excited to announce that I will be instructing a three week figure drawing workshop through Studio Escalier in Paris this coming Spring (May 4 - 22, 2015). Further information / the application can be found on the Studio Escalier Website.
Opening (Novemeber 1st) from 5-7pm at Brackenwood Gallery. Alongside several other Whidbey Island artists, I will be showing a number of (non studio related) painting sketches & meditations that I did (predominantly) while with Studio Escalier in Argenton Chateau, France this Summer.
The show, Pieces of Life, runs until December 1st