I received a BFA with highest honors and an MFA from the University of Minnesota and was elected into the Golden Key and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Societies. I have been the recipient of several grants and awards from the U of M, Jerome Foundation, Minnesota Artists Association and others. More recently, my works have been shown in numerous juried exhibitions nationwide, several of which have received special honor and merit awards. Curators for some of these exhibitions have been staff members at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum, and The Whitney Museum of Art as well as other respected arts organizations locally and nationwide. I was one of a small number of Minnesotans to submit a design for the World Trade Center Memorial Competition administered by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. I have received many positive reviews in print as well as many references on the web. I operate a 900-square-foot studio in the ACVR Warehouse, 106 West Water Street, 4th floor, across the river from downtown St.Paul.
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In my current work, familiar objects find themselves rearranged into starkly iconic images riddled with ambivalence and ambiguity. I wish to make tangible broadly understood realities while also allowing for a wide range of personal interpretation. It is the unexpected combination of the extraordinary differences between these 3D items and 2D imagery that creates the psychological depth of the message and projects a vivid physical presence. I start with an abstract social / political / economic reality and from it create a profoundly ambiguous ‘object’—both clear and vague, confrontational, yet accessible. My desire is to tap into and energize dimensions beyond the physical thing.