My work primarily consists of oil paintings which clash bizarre characters against the worlds they inhabit. I was born to an immigrant mother and handyman father in the late 1980's. Many of my childhood summers were spent in the sun exploring the fields and forests surrounding my mother’s home village in Germany. During this time I continually created characters and narratives out of every box, toy or drawing tool available. As a young adult I began to delve into various media including teaching myself to reprogram a video game to tell my stories. Nevertheless, I always found myself pulled back towards drawing and the endless possibilities inherent in a simple 2-dimensional surface.
Currently, I am living and painting in Berlin. My paintings have developed in a way that celebrates my interest in classical representation, post-impressionism, and symbolism within a contemporary Metamodern framework.
Aug 2008 – May 2012 B.F.A with Honors from Ringling College of Art and Design.
Nov 2011 – June 2014 Studied Classical Drawing and Painting at the Southern Atelier.
Aug 2014 – March 2017 Adjunct Instructor, Rocky Mountain College of Art
Taught Figure Drawing & Painting courses
June 2013 – July 2014 Instructor, Southern Atelier
Taught Anatomy & Cast Drawing classes
2017 4th Annual Single Fare Exhibition, Highline Stages, New York City, NY.
2017 ‘In Between Meetings’, Philip J. Steele Gallery, Denver, CO.
2016 26th Annual Miniature Exhibition, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO.
2015 25th Annual Miniature Exhibition, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO.
2014 ‘Even After Everything’, Philip J. Steele Gallery, Denver, CO.
2013 Juried Exhibition, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Longboat Key, FL.
2013 ‘Sarasota Landscapes’, Madeby Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
2012 ‘Nature Through Painting’, Solo Exhibition, Clothesline Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
2012 Ringling Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Crossley Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
2012 ‘A Human Experience’, Savage-Bowers Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
2011 ‘FEWS’, Christ-Janer Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
2011 ‘On Painting’, Madeby Gallery, Sarasota, FL. 2011
2009 ‘A Day in a Life’, Sint Lucas, Antwerp, Belgium. 2009
2013 Working Title Spring, FL.
2012 SRQ Magazine October Sarasota, FL.
2012 Working Title Fall, FL.
2013 2nd Place, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Longboat Key, FL.
2009 Glass Fellowship, Sarasota FL.