I’m a visual artist. I earned my BFA in Painting in Old Lyme, Connecticut from Lyme Academy, College of Fine Arts (a Beaux Art style art academy). I focused on learning to paint the human figure. Years later, I earned my MFA in Printmaking in Athens, Ohio from Ohio University (an interdisciplinary studio program with a strong emphasis on community and expanded practices in the arts). I work on my art from the studio in the home I share in Shaker Heights, Ohio with my partner, the writer and philosophy professor, Jeremy Bendik-Keymer -and our cat Atlas.
I’ve recently taught water-based media at Cleveland Institute of Art and lithography in workshop as a visiting artist at Ohio University for the celebration of the retirement of Mary Manusos. My recent work includes printmaking in the official portfolio for The Southern Graphics Council International Conference (2018); a limited edition, hand-pulled stone lithograph for the permanent collection of Ohio University’s Printmaking Department (2017); two large-scale, oil-based portraits invited for Lyme Academy juried exhibits (2017, 2018); and a solo exhibition of eight large-scale portraits of domestic drama at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts called “Oblivion” (2017).
An Interview about my 2017 show, Oblivion, and the process behind it
-Interview and photo by Jeremy David Bendik-Keymer, Beamer-Schneider Professor in Ethics, Case Western Reserve University