Thursday, August 7, 2008

Another Country

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Upcoming Exhibition at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery

Immediate Future: The 2008 Murphy and Cadogan Fellowships in the Fine Arts
September 6 - October 18, 2008
The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6, 6-8pm

Details Here:

Monday, August 4, 2008

Abbey Mural Fellowship Progam 2008

The Project was to design murals for a space of my choosing. Bellow is my proposal which explains the parameters of the design in detail.

The National Academy Museum Stone Room Proposal
The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts was once the home of the sculptor Ann Hyatt and her husband Archer Huntington. At his death Huntington deeded the building to the Academy. Since then much of the mansion has been converted into a Museum and School of Fine Arts. The Stone Room functioned as a dining room for the Huntingtons, and while it is largely underutilized today, it remains one of the most beautiful and ornately designed rooms in the building. I chose the Stone Room for my proposal in order to revitalize the classic elegance and enhance the beauty of this magnificent and sophisticated environment.

I am proposing 6 large-scale paintings on canvas to be installed into the space. The first is a 22’ x 28’ ceiling painting that opens up the space and adds light and color to the room. The ceiling mural depicts an aerial view of the surrounding buildings adjacent to the Stone Room. A trompe-l’oeil molded oval frame is incorporated painting, complementing the room’s original French/ Neo-Classical architectural design. What is seen through the ceiling is a moment in time and draws attention to the space’s potential future history. New York’s landscape is ever-changing and constant redevelopment will eventually affect the site’s external environment as depicted in the mural. Once the surrounding buildings have changed from their current state, the ceiling mural will alter the mural’s meaning, making the site-specificity of the mural integral to the work.

In addition, I propose to install (4) 78” x 112” paintings (on stretched canvas) into the niche spaces on the east and west sides of the room. These paintings will be placed to the each side of the existing sculptures, these ‘windows’ to the outside follow a similar motif to the centerpiece ceiling mural. These smaller works will bring the outside into the room, act as a record in time of the building’s surroundings, as well as seamlessly integrate with the room’s existing architecture.

The final painting is a 36” x 160” curved arch painting placed into the center niche of the north wall, mimicking a window from the south wall. As it would be impossible to physically add a window there, I decided it would be appropriate to paint a faux window in place of the existing stone wall.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Opening August 1st!

New York: THE NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM and THE EDWIN AUSTIN ABBEY MEMORIAL FUND FOR MURAL PAINTING IN AMERICA are pleased to announce the twelve recipients of fellowships in the eighth annual mural workshop


There will be an exhibition of the artists’ maquettes and two-dimensional designs with a reception on Friday, August 1st from 5-8 p.m. The works will remain on display through September 5th at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, 5 East 89th St., NYC 10128.

For further information, please call 212 - 996-1908.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Photo in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Standing in front of my mural is the Director of The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Jane Golden. ( This picture is from The Philadelphia Inquirer's front page 5.27.08. The mural is located on 43rd and Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia and tells the story of Alex Scott, known for her struggle to fight cancer and creating a nation wide orginization for pediatric cancer research. (

Friday, February 8, 2008

Queens Nails Annex Extensions Show

I recently installed a number of drawings at the muddy waters cafe in the mission through the queens nails annex gallery. here
and here
to see statement and work.

MLK Mural Complete!

Here are a couple photos of a mural on MLK High School in Philadelphia. This project was co-lead with Phillip Adams. Phil and I designed this mural together for right before I left to move to California. Phil carried out the project in my absence with students from Martin Luther King High School during the summer of 2007 and was completed in the fall of 2007.
Phil's s artwork can be found at