I live in Providence, Rhode Island with my partner and our fancy cat. I am a faculty member in the philosophy department at the University of Rhode Island and a painter. Some things I enjoy: reading (and bookclubbing), playing board games, watching the Celtics, the work of Immanuel Kant, working on my beautiful 1980 300D, playing with logical systems, learning how stuff in the world works, and tending to my several dozen house plants.

I helped co-found Philosophers for Sustainability and enjoy working with the American Association of Philosophy Teachers.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010-2016, PhD in Philosophy; Committee Chair: Prof. Sally Haslanger, Dissertation titled Precisifying Art Pluralism
  • Brown University, 2015-2016, Visiting Research Fellow, Philosophy Department
  • University of California, Berkeley, 2007-2010, BA in Philosophy with highest honors and the departmental citation
  • Community College of San Francisco, Philosophy concentration 2005-2007
  • San Francisco Art Institute, 2003-2005, New Genres concentration
My practice is, at bottom, about intuitive play; the ultimate goal of this play is to create engaging compositions focused on interesting textures. 
My process is series-based. I take on series of works in multiples of 5, the only other constraint being the size of the panel. The result of each series is never planned. Instead, the actions of prepping, texturing, and painting the surface define the end result.
I work on solid panels using gesso, oil paint, and printing inks as my additive medium, while using power tools, scraping devices, solvent washes, and sanding as my removal devices.