About

Artist Statment (Abstract)

As a realist painter I am attracted to the technical complexities of everyday life. My paintings consider the particularity between the relationship of our eyes with the subtleties of our immediate reaction.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2015 MFA in Painting, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

2010 BFA in Painting and Drawing, University of North Texas, Denton, TX


SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017 Arrangements, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

2017 Transitions, Bryant St. Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

2016 #interiors from @instagram, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

2015 For Real, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

2014 Cupcakes, Ro2 Art at Fluellen Cupcakes, Dallas, TX

2013 Reality Bites, Ro2 Art at Magnolia Theater, Dallas, TX


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Anonymous: York, Marketview Arts, York, PA

2017 Une Petite Nuit, Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT

2017 Aspen Art Fair, Ro2 Art, Aspen, CO

2017 Chaos, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

2017 New York Art Expo, Mason Fine Art, New York, NY

2017 Dallas Art Fair, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

2017 Just Add Water, SOS International, Fort Worth, TX

2017 Brand Spanking Blue, Bryant St. Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

2016 Ro2ooth, Ro2 Art and Art Tooth, Dallas, TX

2016 Nourish, Terminus, Atlanta, GA

2016 Chaos, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

2016 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, TX

2016 Solo, Ro2 Art Project Room, Dallas, TX

2016 One, Art Room Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

2015 Art for Advocacy, Featured Artist, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, TX

2015 Anything but Ordinary, Bryant St. Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

2015 New Works, Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2015 Chaos, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

2015 Clear Reflections, Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2015 Yeah, It's Salon Style, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

2015 Pool Party, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX

2015 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, TX

2015 The John Weinkein Juried Student Exhibition, Denton, TX

2015 Ten, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2014 Post-Presence, Pop Up Gallery, Dallas, TX

2014 Domestic Familiarity, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX

2014 August 8th Opening, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2014 CHAOS, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

2014 Fresh Blood, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2014 Hunting Art Prize Gala, Friedkin Companies Campus, Gulf States Toyota, Houston, TX

2014 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, TX

2014 TWU Research Symposium, Presentation, Denton, TX

2014 Joanie's Bridge Brunch, Benefit for Dallas Homeless Shelter, Dallas, TX

2014 Ro2 Art at The Magnolia, Dallas, TX

2014 Through a Different Lens, Selected Works, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX

2014 Texas Women’s University Selected Works, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

2013 Objectified, Ro2 Art Downtown, Dallas, TX

2013 Art for Advocacy, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, TX

2013 Fall with the GAP, 010 Gallery at TWU, Denton, TX

2013 Group Show, Ro2 Downtown Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012 Group Show, Gallery at Midtown, Dallas, TX

2012 Zamora Art Exhibition, Cross Timbers Gallery, Stephenville, TX

2012 Small Works Show, Ro2 Art Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012 4on4, Invitational Group Show, Rising Gallery, Dallas, TX

2011 Group Show, Oxide Gallery, Denton, TX

2010 Group Show, Oxide Gallery, Denton, TX

2010 Group Show, Oxide Gallery, Denton, TX

2010 Group Show, Oxide Gallery at Banter, Denton, TX

2010 BFA Exhibition, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX


COLLECTIONS

2016 Natural Nate’s Honey, Mckinney, TX

2013 Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, TX

2013 Fluellen Cupcakes, Dallas, TX

2012 Jordan Winery, Healdsburg, CA

2010 Big Red, Austin, TX


GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK, (918) 740-1054

Bryant St. Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, (650) 321-8155

Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, (404) 879-1500

Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT, (435) 649-8160

Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX, (214) 803-9575


 PUBLICATION

2016 New American Paintings, West #126

2016 The Complete Guide to Art Materials & Techniques, by Caroline West

2016 Artists You Need to Know, The Vango Art Blog

2015 CBS DFW, Fresh Faces of DFW: Contemporary New Artist

2015 The English Room, Artist Spotlight

2015 Mist Gallery, Artist Feature

2015 Houston Press, Pool Party Review

2015 Papercity, Splash

2015 The Huffington Post, A Hyperrealism That Questions Reality

2014 New American Paintings, West #114

2014 Painting in Acrylics, The Indispensable Guide, Quarto Publications


LECTURES

2015 “For Real” Art Talk, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX


 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 Adjunct, Design I, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

2017 Oil Painting Instructor, Art House, Southlake, TX

2017 Drawing Instructor, Art House, Southlake, TX

2016 Adjunct, Art Appreciation, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX

2016 Adjunct, Painting I & II, Grayson County College, Denison, TX

2016 Adjunct, Art Appreciation, Grayson County College, Denison, TX

2015 Adjunct, Painting I & II, Grayson County College, Denison, TX

2015 Adjunct, Art Appreciation, Grayson County College, Denison, TX

2015 Instructor of Record, Intro to Painting, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX 


AWARDS

2015 Honorable Mention, Crushed Can, 30"x30", Still Life, Art-Competition.net

2015 First Place, Cold Brew, 24"x24", Denton, TX

2014 Honorable Mention, Well Read, 60"x30", Still Life, Art-Competition.net

2014 First Place, Wine Corks, 18"x18", Gustine, TX

2014 Best of Show, Wine Corks, 18"x18", Gustine, TX

2014 Hunting Art Prize Finalist

2011 First Place, The Traveler, 20"x20", Gustine, TX

2011 Best of Show, The Traveler, 20"x20", Gustine, TX

2009 First Place, Three Old Ladies, 24”x18”, Gustine, TX

2009 Best of Show, Boy in Pokémon Shirt, 24”x18”, Gustine, TX


RESIDENCIES

2016 Brick Haus Collective, Denton, TX


 MURALS

2010 Waymire Mural, Argyle, TX

2008 Old Post Office Museum Director Mural, Bryson, TX

2007 Mi Familia Mural, Graham, TX 2007, Graham, TX