About the Artist

 

I am currently a student at Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. While I am on track to receive a bachelor's degree in sculpture, I continue to explore painting, printmaking, and illustrating whenever possible. As an interdisciplinary artist, I like to address things that I feel are lacking in some areas of the contemporary art scene. This has led me to focus my practice on craftsmanship, accessibility, and intimacy.

 

I appreciate learning new and traditional process. Through practice I've learned that I lean toward hands-on methods that allow for detailed control. Whatever process an idea calls for, I make it a point to strive for perfection and professionalism in my craft.

 

Inspiration comes from a variety of places. I take influence from contemporary artists and old masters-- Tom Sachs and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Wayne White and Alphonse Mucha, Greg Simkins and Rembrandt. Some of my work comes from a very personal place, but my mission is always to make art accessible to the world. I am not interested in making art that only artists appreciate. What I have discovered is that a sense of humor and clarity in a concept goes a long way.

 

My favorite experiences with art feel very intimate. Wherever I am, when a piece reaches me, I feel like the world isn't watching anymore. It's me and a piece alone in the universe. I could spend all the time in the world there, making my stupid art-thinky face. I aim to give those moments to people who spend time with my work. Reading, sitting around a fire, and simple, but genuine emotions have all been part of my exploration of intimacy through art in the past year.

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

Light/Shadow

Eskenazi Fine Art Center

Indianapolis, IN

January 2018

 

Sixty Square Inches XIX

Fountain Gallery

Lafayette, IN

January - February 2018

 

Aye! I'm Workin' Here

Eskenazi Fine Art Center

Indianapolis, IN

December 2017 - January 2018

 

Emerald City

Harrison Center for the Arts

Indianapolis, IN

December 2017 - January 2018

 

The Little Prints

10 Johnson Avenue

Indianapolis, IN

December 2017 - January 2018

 

Herron Abroad

Eskenazi Fine Art Center

Indianapolis, IN

August - September 2017

 

Herron Wearable Art Show

Eskenazi Fine Art Center

Indianapolis, IN

March - April 2017

 

The ABEX Collection

Circle City Industrial Complex

Indianapolis IN

February - March 2017

 

Blue Indy

Harrison Center for the Arts

Indianapolis, IN

December 2016 - January 2017

 

Vernal Equinox Art Show

Wheeler Arts

Indianapolis, IN

March - April 2016

 

Indy Hostel Takeover Show

Indy Hostel

Indianapolis, IN

January - February 2016