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I live in Western Massachusetts, in the forested Berkshire Hills. Hanging from the branches, twisting around the trunks, I find the overlooked, camouflaged vines to be visually stimulating. I isolate the vines from their chaotic surroundings and try to provide them with an opportunity to be seen by others as they appear to me.
If you dissect man made architectural structures, you realize that they are primarily made up of geometric shapes. Deemphasizing details doesn't only change the photograph into an abstracted image; it highlights the interaction between the different planes.
The overlaid colors give the photograph a painterly quality, yet I held back on the opacity to create tension between the photographic and the abstract, making the end product reside somewhere between the two.
BA in Studio Art at William Smith College
School Of Visual Arts
Career in Graphic Design
Designing series, interiors and jackets for various publishers, some of which have been featured in Print Magazine Design Annual
Random House , New York
-Designer for Times Books, an imprint of Random House.
M & Company, New York
-Designed magazine lay-outs
Estee Lauder, New York
-Designed brochures, magazine lay-outs.
No 6 Depot West Stockbridge MA 2016
Art On Main Great Barrington, MA 2012
Selected Group Exhibitions
Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO 2016
St. Tammany Art Association in Covington, LA 2016 Artistic Merit Award
Jules Maeght Gallery in San Francisco, CA 2016
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 2016
Spencertown Art Academy Spencertown, NY 2015 Honorable Mention
Sohn Gallery Stockbridge, Ma 2015 First Prize
Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA 2014
Knox Gallery, Monterey, MA 2014
Spencertown Art Academy, Spencertown, NY 2014 Honorable Mention
Sohn Gallery Stockbridge, MA 2014