My work explores portraiture and figuration through classical techniques and expressive mark- making. I have always been fascinated by both the human form and paint alike. In the act of painting I find that there are always new challenges and new questions to be answered. When you are in my studio looking at my work, they look back at you. My intention is to blur the borders between the sublime and the grotesque, the emotive and the confrontational. I strive to make paintings that challenge the tropes of the figurative canon and convey the complexity of life’s experiences.
New York Academy of Art
Master of Fine Arts, 2015
Maryland Institute College of Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2011