Artist Statement

I am a student of eastern, non-dual philosophical traditions and create within that conceptual framework.  My work is inspired by the abstract geometric iconography associated with esoteric contemplative practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. Nondualism conceives of existential reality as a unified field of consciousness, without binaries such as perceiver/perceived, spiritual/material, or order/entropy. 

 

In my art practice I explore visual forms that reflect these ideas, through painting, drawing, and photographic media. I often circle back and digitize finished pieces to further explore imagery and themes from a new perspective. Motifs evolve through time and duplication. Ideas expand or are refined to their essence.

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EDUCATION

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK, Graduate coursework Masters in South Asia Studies, Religious Studies and Art History, 1998, 1999­­

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, STONY BROOK, 1997, 1998

B.A. CUM LAUDE, STUDIO ART, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 1989

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2017     STUDIO DISCOVERY TOUR 2017, GUALALA, CA. 

 

2017     GROUP EXHIBITION, WHITE CAP, ANCHOR BAY, CA

 

2017     TWO-PERSON EXHIBITION, DOLPHIN GALLERY, GUALALA, CA

 

2017     JURIED GROUP EXHIBITION, “GUALALA SALON DES REFUSES”, BURNETT GALLERY,

             GUALALA, CA

 

2016     JURIED GROUP EXHIBITION, “GUALALA SALON”, BURNETT GALLERY, GUALALA, CA

 

2015     GROUP EXHIBITION, GALLERY AT THE SIDDHA MEDITATION ASHRAM, OAKLAND, CA

 

2014     JURIED GROUP EXHIBITION, “SHAMELESS”, BURNETT GALLERY, GUALALA, CA

              SECOND PLACE AWARD

 

2014     GROUP EXHIBITION, “LIFE DRAWING”, DOLPHIN GALLERY, GUALALA, CA

 

2013     JURIED GROUP EXHIBITION, “GUALALA SALON DES REFUSES”, BURNETT GALLERY, 

             GUALALA, CA     PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

 

2013     GROUP EXHIBITION, “ART FOR ART’S SAKE”, BURNETT GALLERY, GUALALA, CA

 

2013     GROUP EXHIBITION, “ART IN THE LANDSCAPE”, GUALALA ARTS CENTER, CA

 

2013     GROUP EXHIBITION, “MOMENTO MORI”, BURNETT GALLERY, GUALALA, CA

 

 

PRESS

INDEPENDENT COAST OBSERVER, EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT WITH PHOTOGRAPH, GUALALA, CA, MAR. 31, 2017. 15.

INDEPENDENT COAST OBSERVER, EXHIBITION AND AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH PHOTOGRAPH, GUALALA, CA, DEC. 12, 2014. 8.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMITTEE WORK

2014- PRESENT         MEMBER, NORTH COAST ARTIST’S GUILD

2018                             CURATOR, PRISON PROJECT ANNUAL ART SHOW, OAKLAND, CA

2017                             CURATOR, PRISON PROJECT ANNUAL ART SHOW, OAKLAND, CA

2015                             MEMBER, ARTIST’S COLLECTIVE, DISCOVERY GALLERY, GUALALA, CA