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Artist Bio

I was born in Texas and raised in New York. I received an MFA in Drawing from The New York Academy of Art and a BA in English from SUNY Purchase. There is a duality in me that is reflected in my artwork: Catholic (by blood) and Jewish (by adoption); Texan (by birth) and New Yorker (since birth). I received Irish citizenship in 2019 but am thoroughly and unmistakably American. I mine highbrow and lowbrow aesthetics equally and earnestly and I enjoy the marriage of apparent opposites. I find the challenge of reconciling mutually exclusive artistic ideas or styles alluring and often use humor as a long lens through which to make sense of the world around me.

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EDUCATION:

MFA         New York Academy of Art

BA            SUNY Purchase


HONORS AND AWARDS:

2021       SURP Faculty Award, New York Academy of Art

                2021 Golden Artist Colors, Inc. Award

                Academy Scholar, New York Academy of Art

                Trustee Scholarship, New York Academy of Art

2020        Gally Mayer Patrons Scholar Award, New York Academy of Art

                 Academy Scholar, New York Academy of Art

TEACHING:

2021        Adjunct Professor, New York Academy of Art

                 Student Undergraduate Residency Program

EXHIBITIONS:

2021        Treading Lightly, New York Academy of Art, New York, New York

                 MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York Academy of Art

                 Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art

2020        Deck The Walls, New York Academy of Art, Online

                 Paralells, New York Academy of Art

                 Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art, Online

                 Take Home A Nude, New York Academy of Art

                 Spaces, New York Academy of Art

2019         Deck The Walls, New York Academy of Art, New York, New York

                 Fluidity, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

2018         Watercolors, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

                 Anatomical Drawing, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

2017         Single Fare 4, Highline Stages, New York, NY

                 Spring Art Exhibition, Wix Lounge Chelsea, New York, NY

2013         Swipe Magazine Artists, National Arts Club, New York, NY

2010         Swipe!, 25 CPW Gallery, New York, NY


BIBLIOGRAPHY:


• Sotheby's - Artwork Featured - "New York Academy of Art’s Virtual Tribeca Ball Honors Eric Fischl" April 1, 2021

• Juxtapoz Magazine - "Art in Uncertain Times" April 10, 2020

• WYNC radio, “Guards and Artists” The Leonard Lopate Show March 25, 2010.

• NPR Morning Edition, Margot Adler, ”Museum Guards Swipe The Spotlight” March 22, 2010

• New York Times, "Hoping to Graduate From Guards to Gauguins" March 5, 2010