ARTIST STATEMENT

In my work I try to “deconstruct” objects such as buildings, the urban landscape, historical monuments, industrial structures, natural landscapes and organic objects with layers and layers of paper. I want to present a new way of seeing by manipulating single sheets of paper into sculptures by first breaking down a three-dimensional world into layers. I then “reconstruct” my subject matter by using layers. It is both additive and subtractive. The result are works that are all about light and shadow, texture and detail. I hand manipulate the paper, nothing is digital, as I value the handmade process of art. I typically use paper, glue, and an X-acto knife. I cut, fold, bend, score, carve and texturize the paper into sculptures. Recently I have been interested in highly engineered man-made structures, such as oil refineries, steel mills, oil platforms, complex bridges, construction cranes. What is the relationship of these structures to the natural landscape? What is the impact? How is it affecting our planet and can we change the narrative to be a positive thing?

Education

  • Columbia University, Master of Science in Architecture
  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Science in Architecture
  • Minor in Art History

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018 “Florida Scapes” curated by Jaye Abbate, South Side Cultural Art Center, group show
  • 2017 Installation NeoCon, Chicago, IL. Expressionist landscape 19’ x 8’ x 30” depth
  • 2016 “Constructing Manhattan from the Razor’s Edge” Installation at the Flatiron Prow Art Space, Flatiron Building, NY, NY, solo show
  • 2015 International Exhibition of Contemporary Paper Artists, curated by Paul Jackson and Limor Margulis, Tel Aviv, Israel, group show
  • 2014 “Constructions” Daniel Frisch Architecture, NY,NY solo show
  • 2014 “Constructions” Citicorp Center, NY, NY, solo show
  • 2014 “Architecture in Relief” Palm Beach Preservation Society, Palm Beach, FL solo show
  • 2013 Featured artist speaker and exhibit, The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
  • 2013 Harold Golen Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, FL group show
  • 2013 “Mid-Century Design” Tranquilo Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL solo show
  • 2012 “Bumprom” exhibition for Paper Art, Moscow, Russia, group show
  • 2012 International Financial Center, Shanghai, China, five person show for the Olympics in London
  • 2011 Red Dot, Satellite fair Art Basel Miami, with Mason Murer gallery
  • 2010 Red Dot, Satellite fair Art Basel Miami, with Mason Murer gallery
  • 2010 “Formidable Structures Meet Delicate Constructions” Avenue Lofts, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Solo Show

  • 2009 Sagamore Hotel, Art Basel Miami Beach, part of the Lincoln Center Collection, NYC
  • 2008 Hilton Head Art League’s National Juried Exhibition, Walter Greer Gallery, Hilton Head, SC
  • 2007 “A Sense of Place” Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, National Juried Exhibition, Augusta, GA
  • 2007 Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, group show
  • 2006 “Architectural Art” Mercer University Brown Art Gallery, group show with the Foundation of Community Arts & Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Atlanta, GA
  • 2005 “Soulstice” Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA group show

Fellowships/ Awards/ Residencies

  • 2017 Buffalo Creek Art Center residency fellowship, Gardnerville, NV
  • 2007 Second Place, National Juried Exhibition “Celebrating Architecture with Art”, Memphis Germantown Art League, Memphis, TN
  • 1992 Post Graduate William Kinne Research Fellowship, from Columbia Univeristy, studied in Czechoslovakia

Publications

  • 2013 Artist Feature article, Sun-Sentinel newspaper, Broward County FL
  • 2011 Artist Profile, Tropic Magazine
  • 2010 Featured Artist, BOCA Magazine
  • 2009 Artist Profile, HOME Magazine, Fort Lauderdale and Miami editions
  • 1992 Des Fortifs au Periph, Paris: les seuils de la ville, Jean-Louis Cohen, 1992 Paris, France,

Drawings Published

  • 1991 Abstract Journal of Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
  • 1990 Abstract Journal of Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Collections

  • U.S. Embassy in Denmark, the Ambassador’s private collection
  • Museo di Archeologico de Sperlonga, Italy “Pazzi Chapel”
  • The Novare Group, Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC
  • Friends of the Ufizzi, Palm Beach, FL
  • The Collingwood Group, Washington DC
  • Real Capital Analytics, NY, NY
  • Private Collections in Miami, Palm Beach, NYC, Washington DC, London, Rome, Hong Kong, San Francisco