about

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.
I live and work in Providence, Rhode Island with my partner and our fancy cat; our studio is located in the Nicholson File Company Mill Complex near Federal Hill. Some things I enjoy: reading, sailing, the work of Immanuel Kant, working on my beautiful 1984 300D, playing with logical systems, learning how stuff in the world works, and learning how to make things with metal.
  • 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
and the sea, EBO Pop Up, East Boston, MA, November 2014

liminal space, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, February 2005

PortCall!, HarborArts, Boston, MA, November 2014

Achroma, UNIUN, Somerville, MA, May 2014

Cronyism, Mission 17, San Francisco, CA, January-February 2006

For a landscape, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA, July-August 2005