I am interested in the potential and intricacy of chance operations and drawn to the lower common denominators of visual culture – images that strike me as enigmatic, strangely beautiful, and vaguely threatening. In the end, I want my work to have a presence like furniture to which other meanings might be attached, to make something beautiful out of the cast-off and insignificant. A critic once spoke of my work as “essentially leaden and humorless.” Finding that to be a sensitive observation, I took it as a compliment.
I have exhibited recently at Virginia Arts of the Book Center, Charlottesville, VA; Edinburgh College of Art, UK; Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Gent, BE; and NK Gallery, Boston, and have been featured in group exhibitions at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville; Glasgow Print Studio, UK; Boston Center for the Arts; John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago; Wellesley College; and Gallery Kayafas, Boston. My work is in the collections of the Boston Public Library (Rare Books & Manuscripts), Philadelphia Museum of Art, New York Public Library, Frans Masereel Centrum Flemish Center for the Graphic Arts, and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium.
Currently F/T Regular Faculty in Print & Paper at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, I have also taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Appalachian State University, Penland School of Crafts, and the Frans Masereel Centum, Belgium. I received a BFA from the University of Wisconsin – Superior, pursued graduate work in Drawing and Painting at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and received an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.