News: Updated 10/16/19
I'm excited to have been selected to be one of the visual artists working with Northern Plains Dance in Bismarck for their Dance + 2020 coming up this winter! Stay tuned for more information on that process.
My solo show "Layers of Identity" will be splitting in two coming up next month! A smaller version of the show will be in Fargo at a business to be named soon. The larger version of the show will be at the Northwest Arts Center at Minot State University in Minot, ND during the month of December on it's second stop of the North Dakota Art Gallery Association tour. I'm very grateful for organizations like the Arts Partnership in Fargo and the ND art Gallery Association for the work they do!
Be watching for the release of the upcoming film "Tankhouse". The film was shot in Fargo and just happens to feature some of my work! I was very excited to be able to help design and then create the front of the theater the film centers on. You can see it on my Street Art page!
Artist Statement & Bio
I enjoy communicating with people, but sometimes words can be restrictive. I feel that through my work I can communicate more honestly and completely, on multiple levels. I enjoy hearing the messages people receive from me through my art. At their base level, the message sent and the messages received are the same. It's how the receiver interprets the message that fascinates me. I don't define myself as an abstract artist. Whichever medium and style I work in on a given piece is my method of communication. Usually for me, working in an abstract style allows me to communicate more clearly. Maybe it's my way of making sense out of chaos. If asked to define myself as an artist, I'd say I'm a communicator, translator, explorer, student, and guide. I want you to see me, and the most honest way is through my art.
I grew up in Minot, North Dakota and graduated from Minot High School in 1989. I've loved art since I was young and have always drawn, but never seriously. Excited for a life of adventure after a childhood on the plains, I left for the US Navy at 18. After 10 years of traveling the world, I found myself back in North Dakota. Between the military and my return to civilian life I spent 16 years in law enforcement. I received my Bachelor of General Studies degree from Minot State University in Minot, ND in 2016. It was during my last semester that I rediscovered my love for creating art. I feel my art has become a way for me to express myself and to explore my relationships with my emotions, experiences, and the people in my life."
I am actively painting, experimenting in other mediums, and working on building my artist’s resume and body of work. I am currently living in Fargo, North Dakota..
TrilobitaAcrylic on Canvas
24" x 24"
To be auctioned by NDGS Paleontology for their fundraiser (Oct 25 2019)
Tel: Available upon request