Psychological Interiors: A labyrinth of acutely personal emotions exists within each of us. Shaped by personal experiences, their omnipresence subconsciously influences how we interpret our world. The imagery of vacant interiors offers a safe setting where I can explore these quiet, submerged emotions without becoming too literal in my portrayals. Although each drawing is created through searching my own conceptions, the resulting rooms are ambiguous enough to house the personal experiences of each viewer. Drawing allows me to explore and release these deep emotions that transcend words. Rather than offering definite explanations, these vacant rooms become the setting for an undefined exploration that is both personal and universal.
Artist Bio / CV
EDUCATION: 2008 MFA in Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA 2003 BFA in Illustration, Utah State University, Logan, UT GALLERY REPRESENTATION:2010 Estel Gallery, Nashville, TN Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GASELECTED AWARDS:2008 Best of Show, 14th Annual Telfair Art Fair, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA Purchase Award, 2008 Biennial: Contemporary American Realism, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN Full Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT2007 Best of Show, 2007 Juried Art Exhibition, Bascom-Louise Gallery, Highlands, NC2005 Graduate Fellows Award, SCAD, Savannah, GASELECTED SOLO SHOWS: 2010 Invitational Solo Exhibit, Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta, GA 2009 Psychological Interiors, Estel Gallery, Nashville, TN 2007 View from the Stage, Dangenart Gallery, Nashville, TNINVITATIONAL GROUP SHOWS:2010 Drawing, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA2009 Invitational Two-Person Exhibit, Cultural Arts Center, Douglasville, GA 2008 Fresh Blood, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA Post Boomers and the New South, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, ALSELECTED GROUP SHOWS:2009 15th Annual Telfair Art Fair, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA 2008 2008 Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN Drawing is a Fine Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 2007 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition, Cultural Arts Center, Douglasville, GA ARWI International Art Fair, San Juan, Puerto Rico 2007 Juried Art Exhibition, Bascom-Louise Gallery, Highlands, NC 2007 Juried Exhibition, Dangenart Gallery, Nashville, TN ARTIST RESIDENCIES:2008 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Lincoln City, NEPERMANENT COLLECTIONS:2008 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN2007 Cultural Arts Center, Douglasville, GASELECTED TEACHING:2009 Part-Time Professor of Foundation Studies, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA