STATEMENT


My current work highlights the surreal mix of gritty reality and squeaky clean idealism that could be found in the newspapers of decades gone by. The jarring juxtaposition of news stories depicting soldiers returning from the Vietnam war alongside advertisements for the latest Zenith TV or surf movie that landed on Southern California doorsteps each morning via their daily newspaper delivery.

I love the word play of the news headlines and wacky sales pitches of the advertisements I layer clippings and elements of street landscape with vibrant paint colors. I treat each piece
as a sponge that absorbs and allows me to build a story that can be interpreted in infinite ways.

I am a native Angeleno and currently live in the Los Angeles area.

My artwork is part of private collections in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Honolulu and Austria.

I head my own graphic design business, Digital Lava Graphic Design, which focuses on the entertainment industry, as well as institutes of higher education and nonprofit organizations.

 

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EDUCATION

California State University Northridge
Bachelor of Arts – Art & Design, 1989


EXHIBITIONS

Santa Clarita Arts
Color Concepts Group Show
Newhall, CA
March 2 – April 2, 2020

San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
Group Show
Tarzana, CA
February 4 – 29, 2020

Cal State Northridge Arts Alumni Group Show
11:11 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Labyrinth
December 2019 – January 2020

Silverlake Conservation
New Bodies New Spaces Group Show
Los Angeles, CA
December 2019

Phase One Cancer Research Cure
Art vs Cancer Group Show
Los Angeles, CA
November 2019

The Other Art Fair
Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, CA
September 2019

El Segundo Art Walk
El Segundo, CA
June, July, August 2019

11:11 Gallery Group Show
Embed Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
May 2019

The Other Art Fair
The Reef, Los Ang
eles, CA
March 2019

The Main, City of Santa Clarita Group Show
Newhall, CA
December 2018 – March 2019

Phase One Cancer Research Cure
Art vs Cancer Group Show
Los Angeles, CA
October 2018

El Segundo Art Walk
El Segundo, CA
August 2018

Inside The Folds
Solo Exhibition

Altadena Public Library – Altadena, CA
January 2018

Santa Clarita City Hall Group Show
Santa Clarita, CA
November 2017 through February 2018

The Art of Planetary Science Group Show
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
February 2017

The Art of Planetary Science Group Show
Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, CA
Oct 2016

Group Exhibit
Altadena Public Library
Altadena, CA
April 2016

Tech, Science and Art Group Show
Linus Galleries
Pasadena, CA
January 2016