I currently live and practice in Fort Worth, Texas but grew up in the heart of the West Texas oil patch in Midland. I graduated with a 5 year professional degree in Architecture from the College of Architecture at the University of Texas Tech in Lubbock. My work has been shown at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in California, Joseph Gierek Fine Art in Oklahoma, Fort Works Art, ARTSPACE 111 and CAMIBAart in Texas, The Toyota Corporate Campus in Houston and at the Spectrum Miami and ABC Berlin Art Fairs.
As an architect and artist working in a busy architecture firm focused on modern design, it’s natural for my painting work to explore abstract principles. The statement that, “abstraction is the house style of modernism”, is very close to how much of contemporary art and architecture meet at this fertile crossroads of creativity.
To be a Texan is often to develop a deep appreciation for the character of our rugged landscape where an abundance of stone and wood are found. These materials inherently contain an anthropormorphic tension between the organic and the precise, which often results in work that is beyond the sum of its parts. I especially appreciate creative work that is at once disciplined and precision based but attempts more by elevating and celebrating random imperfections. I believe the wood work and sculpture of the late George Nakashima is a clear example.
My approach to painting is similar in that it is process driven using the mark making of random natural elements placed on the canvas combined with a thoughtful hard edged application of drafted and painted geometric patterns. The relationship between the random and the geometric plays out across the canvas as an abstracted language of our contemporary tension with nature. Essentially, it’s an artist's exploration about the way we make our marks on the landscape.
Texas Tech University School of Architecture - 5 year B.Arch Professional Degree 1986
2020 - Solo Exhibition "Signs" CAMIBAart Gallery - Austin, Texas
2019 - Solo Exhibition and Visiting Artist- "Love Removal Machine" Texas Wesleyan University - Fort Worth, Texas
2018 - Group Show - "Visual Impressions" Ryan James Fine Arts - Seattle, Washington
2018 - Group Show - "Korea-US International Contemporary Art" - In Affiliation with Gallery HaRang and Exhibited at the Chosun Ilbo National Gallery, Seoul South Korea
2017 - Solo Exhibition and Visiting Artist - Angelo State University Gallery 193 San Angelo, TX (Expected)
2017 - Solo Exhibition - "Forged Paint: Carefully Crafted" - Gallery 414, Fort Worth, Texas
2016 - Finalist for the Hunting Art Prize - Houston, Texas
2015 - Summer Group Exhibition - "Absolute Abstration" - Joseph Gierek Fine Art - Tulsa, Oklahoma
2015 - Solo Exhibition - "Recent Works" - University of North Texas Atrium Gallery
2014 - Art Space 111 Regional Juried Exhibition , Art Space 111 Fort Worth, TX
2014 - Art Comes Alive Juried Exhibition - Art Design Consultants Cincinnati, OH
2014 - Group Exhibition “Enharmonic Equivalents: Three Abstractions of Tradition” Lee Albert Hill, Peter Hiatt and Jacky Ajchareepon Watson - Curated by John Hartley - Gallery 414 - Fort Worth, TX
2013 - Solo Exhibition “Bluestem Series”, Louis Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall – Lubbock, TX
2010 - “Private Eyes, Artists’ Vision”, National Summer Juried Exhibition 5”, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art – Novato, California
2009 - “Finalist: Celeste Art Prize”, exhibition during Art Forum Berlin, International Contemporary Art Show – Berlin Germany