EDUCATION

MFA, Creative Writing, The New School, New York City
MFA, Painting, New York Studio School, New York City
BA, College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara


TEACHING

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Marymount University, Arlington, VA (2017 - present)
Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York.  Courses:  drawing, painting, and English (2014-2016)
Guttman Community College of the City University of New York.  Course:  The Arts in New York City (2016)
Marymount Manhattan College.  Courses:  2-D studio art, art appreciation, visual arts seminar (2011-2016)
New York Academy of Art.  Course: Art & Culture seminar, MFA program (2015)
University of California, Santa Barbara.  Summer Arts Institute, College of Creative Studies.  Studio art (2007 & 2008)


PUBLICATIONS & COMMISSIONS (click on the Art in America and The Brooklyn Rail links to read the reviews)

The McGraw-Hill Guide: Writing for College, Writing for Life, 4th Ed.: from "One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series" (2018)
The Brooklyn Rail: Kyle Staver Tall Tales at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NYC (2015)
The Brooklyn Rail:  Carolyn Salas sculptures at Koenig & Clinton Gallery, NYC (2015)
The Otter: four paintings published (2015)
The Brooklyn Rail: One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series at MoMA (2015)
The Brooklyn Rail: True Monotypes at International Print Center New York (2015)
Art in America: Leon Berkowitz at David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (2014)
Exhibition catalog essay: “Hallie Cohen’s Drug of Choice," Fox Gallery, NYC (2013)
Art in America: Leonardo Drew at Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, NYC (2013)
Art in America: Terry Winters at Matthew Marks, NYC (2012)
Art in America: Jess and Elizabeth Bishop at Tibor de Nagy, NYC (2012)
Cover painting for What You Wish For by Janet Dawson (John Daniel & Co., 2012)
Art in America: Graham Nickson at Knoedler, NYC (2012)
Art in America: Stephen Westfall at Lennon, Weinberg, NYC (2011)
Rosebud: “I Remember The Rockford Files” (personal essay and drawing) (2011)
Cover painting for Portrait of a Chair by Marie Krohn (John Daniel & Co., 2011)
Cover painting for Devorah in Exile by Barbara Cherne (John Daniel & Co., 2009)
Steinberg-Fleezanis Carnegie Hall mural commission (77 x 144", 47 portraits; 2005-07)
Drawing published in The Undressed Art: Why We Draw by Peter Steinhart (Knopf, 2004)
Cover painting for Keeping Warm by Max Schott (John Daniel & Co., 2004)
Cover painting for Keep on the Sunny Side: Bluegrass Salutes the Carter Family (CMH Records, 2002)
Cover painting for Rhythm of the Mountains: Bluegrass Explores Its Roots (CMH Records, 2002)
Drawing commissioned for Calf’s Head and Union Tale by Archie Green (University of Illinois Press, 1996)
Cover painting for Elder Roma Wilson: This Train (Arhoolie Records, 1995)
Paragraph: short-short story (1994)


EXHIBITIONS

"A Sense of Place," (solo exhibition as part of Hinge Arts Residency), Historical Society Museum, Fergus Falls, MN (2017)
Wide Open 7 (Juried by Beth Saunders, Metropolitan Museum of Art), Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (2016)
Open Studio, Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco (2016)
Faculty Exhibition, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY (2015)
Faculty Exhibition, Marymount Manhattan College, NYC (2015)
Faculty Exhibition, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY (2014)
Faculty Exhibition, Marymount Manhattan College, NYC (2014)
Open Studio, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM (2013)
Portfolio Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC (2012)
Faculty Exhibition, Marymount Manhattan College, NYC (2012)
Annual Members Show, Manhattan Graphics Center,  (2011)
The New Show, Parsons The New School for Design, NYC (2010)
Annual Members Show, Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC (2010)
The Figure in Print, Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC (2010)
Annual Members Show, Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC (2009)
Fall Open Studio, Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, CA (2009)
Benefit Show and Auction for Manhattan Graphics Center, Bloomsbury Auctions, NYC (2008)
Fall Open Studio, Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, CA (2007)
MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York Studio School, NYC (2007)
New York Design Center Juried Show, NYC (2006)
Works from Observation and Invention, Governors Island, NYC (2006)
Spring Open Studio, Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, CA (2005)
San Francisco Cityscapes, Newmark Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2004)
Bay Area Figurative Art, Worth-Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, CA (2004)
Spring and Fall Open Studio, Hunters Point Shipyard, SanFrancisco, CA (2004)
Visual Aid, San Francisco, CA (2003)
California Landscapes, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA (2003)
Spring and Fall Open Studios, Hunters Point Shipyard Studios, San Francisco, CA (2000-03)
Figurative Work, SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA (1998)


GRANTS/AWARD

National Parks Arts Foundation Residency, Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM (upcoming, 2017)
Hinge Arts at the Kirkbride - Creative Placemaking Residency, Fergus Falls, MN (2017)
Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY (2017)
New York Mills Cultural Center residency (2016)
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts - Endowed Residency Fellowship (2016)
Williams Prize in Drawing, Finalist (2015)
Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico - Residency Fellowship (2013 & 2006)
LCU Foundation Grant (2006 & 2007)