About

My work is often an attempt to transform sterile scientific facts into a rich visual landscape that can be easily accessed intellectually and emotionally by a wide range of people. In particular, I am drawn to mural work because of the inherently democratic viewership. To experience a public mural, the viewer does not need money, education, status, or access to spaces of privilege such as galleries or museums. When a mural is painted in a public space, through content, form, and sheer size, it has the enormous power to transform that space into a “place.” It can provide the seed for a more active, vibrant, collaborative, and discursive arena, and even set the intention of the actions that occur in that space through its collaborative creation and subject matter.

My work is focused on the natural world, our place in it, and the conflicts and collaborations we find ourselves in everyday with nature. My bright, carefully researched murals often aim to disrupt deeply embedded beliefs about Aristotle’s hierarchy of nature. I lovingly render birds, animals, and plants to evoke a sense of awe and reverence for these beings. Although extinction and loss loom in the man-made Anthropocene era, I hope that my paintings call attention to the magnificent beauty that still exists in nature today.

 

Education

2004-2008 RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (RISD), BFA Illustration. Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

2013-2015 SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS (SMFA), Certificate Graphic Design. Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

2017-2019 HARTFORD ART SCHOOL, Nomad/9 MFA Interdisciplinary Art. Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

 

Awards

  • People’s Choice Award at the Salem Arts Festival for “Colony” Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (2018)
  • Juror’s Prize for “Trapped” ArtsWorcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (2017)
  • Key to the City of Worcester for POWWOW! Mural. Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (2016)
  • BRA Working Artist Certification. Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (2015)
  • American Illustration. Chosen Artist Award. Online Exhibition. (2009)
  • Illustration West 47, Society of Illustrators Annual, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. (2008)

 

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

  • “Solastalgia”, Binney Gallery, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (2020)
  • “Swan Song”, Curation250, Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (2020)
  • “Animalism”, Gallery 263, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (2018)
  • “Evolution”, Gallery Z, Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (2017)

 

Group Exhibitions

Upcoming (Postponed until further notice)

  • “Small Works Salon: What Comes Next”, Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • “Human/Nature”, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, Massachusetts
  • “Earth Day at 50”, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • “humanNature”, MUSA Collective, Watertown, Massachusetts
  • “Recent Works”, Sanctuary, Medford, Massachusetts

October

  • “Creature Conserve’s Urban Wildlife”, Sprout Co-working, Providence, Rhode Island

 

2020

  • “Wild”, Gallery263, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • “Last Library (curated by Mary Mattingly)”, U. of Colorado Boulder Art Museum, Boulder, Colorado

2019

  • “Solastalgia” Swale House, Governor’s Island, N.Y.C. 
  • “The Art of Engagement: Regeneration as Practice” Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Hartford, Connecticut
  • “P.A.R.K.: Bridging Communities” Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut and Silpe Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut

2018

  • 2nd Annual Student Artist’s Exhibition Gallery263, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • “Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist” RISD ISB Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
  • “ARTSE” Street Theory, Boston, Massachusetts
  • “Healing Nature: Human Vision, Art and the Environment” Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, Massachusetts

2017

2016

2015

2014

  • “One Year Anniversary Show” Revival Gallery, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

2010

  • “Crisis and Response” Red Sun Press, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

2009

2008

  • “Society of Illustrators: Illustration West: 47” Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles, California
  • “Bang!” RISD Illustration Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

 

Murals and Public Art

  • “Kind World”, Downtown Crossing, Boston, MA (2019)
  • “Habitation”, The Esplanade, Boston, MA (2019)
  • Electrical Landscapes“, Medford, MA (2019)
  • “Whale Song”, Gallivan Community Center, Mattapan, MA (2019)
  • “Colony Mural”, Salem Arts Festival, Salem, MA, U.S.A. (2018)
  • POWWOW! Worcester“, International Mural Festival, Worcester, MA, U.S.A. (2016)
  • “Bee Piano”, Fitchburg, MA, U.S.A. (2015)
  • “Whale Talk” for the Paintbox program, Boston, MA, U.S.A. (2015)
  • Marion Stoddart Nashua River Mural“, Riverfront Park, Fitchburg, MA, U.S.A. (2014)
  • “Whale Talk Mural”, SiKanda, Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico (2013)
  • “Collaborative New England Mural”, Twin Rivers Casino, Lincoln, RI, U.S.A. (2007)

 

Residencies

  • Goetemann Artist Residency at Rocky Neck Artist Colony (Sept. 2020)
  • Nomad9 Residency with Hope Ginsburg, Miami, FL (2018)
  • Nomad9 Residency at Laberinto Projects, Lago de Coatepeque, El Salvador (2017)
  • Nomad9 Residency with Linda Weintraub, Rhinebeck, NY (2017)
  • ARQUETOPIA Residency, Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico (2013)
  • ROLLSTONE STUDIOS Resident Artist. Fitchburg, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (2011)

 

Interviews and Press

 

Memberships and Affiliations

Secretary, Medford Arts Council