• PERSONAL WORK

    + ARTIST STATEMENT -

    Much of my personal work is influenced by hyper-realism and surrealist art, juxtaposing different elements together to form an imaginative, immersive world fraught with social and philosophical themes such as technology's effect on nature and human experience. Each piece becomes a tangle of contradictions: cerebral yet visceral, organic yet synthetic, familiar yet strange, taut yet explosive. Rather than just tell a story, however, my goal is to create a sense of motion and suspense to make a powerful impact.

     

    I form new inspiration by creating as many new experiences as possible: checking out gallery and museum shows, exploring new music, observing manmade and natural structures and watching animated short films, which is where I think a lot of the energy and movement in my artwork comes from. I often form ideas intuitively, throwing myself into an experimental state to get my gears going until I've "discovered" the right idea. I'll sketch, take photos, put together a music video, make up a cocktail, fold some paper. But really, my best ideas often come when I'm just driving or doing the dishes.

  • + CURRICULUM VITAE -

    EDUCATION:

     

    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting (August 2012)

          Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

          College of Visual and Performing Arts
     

    EXHIBITIONS:

     

    Fortress Festival Art Tooth Club Exhibition

    April 29 2017 – April 30 2017

    Fort Worth, TX

    Process Art House REVEAL Group Exhibition

    November 9th 2012 – December 4, 2012

    Amarillo, TX

    25th Annual Texas Tech Juried Student Art Exhibition

    March 24th – April 15th, 2012

    Lubbock, TX

    Fireside Gallery Exhibition

    March 2 – March 23, 2012

    Lubbock, TX

    Studio BFA Group Exhibition

    February 25 – March 6th, 2012

    Lubbock, TX

    Harbinger Student Literary Journal Finalist Exhibition

    December 2 – 18, 2011

    Lubbock, TX

    By the End of the Night

    December 2nd, 2011

    Slaton, TX

    23rd Annual Texas Tech Juried Art Student Exhibition

    March 22 – April 4, 2010

    Lubbock, TX

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