Artist's Bio

Art played a big part of my life, until I was about twenty. Ten years later, it would play a more important role, now its importance is beyond obvious.

As an art major in high school, I thoroughly enjoyed being in a room an hour a day where I could get away from facts, lectures and confined thought. I loved experimenting with various media. Not that art was easy for me, I felt at home creating art, and loved being with other creators. As a Junior, I was part of a local show for one of my intaglio prints.

Starting out as an art major in college, I eventually surrendered to writing software as my mainstay. I knew that one day I would find a way back to the art world. That day came when a picture of an acrylic painting caught my eye in the Boulder Camera ("Untitled Acrylic #1", by Paul Gillis). I still love looking at it. That one little picture sparked me big time. Stocking up on acrylic paint, and learning how to stretch canvas, I was on my way again. Though artistically dormant (possibly, the incubation stage), for several years, I have made up for lost ground in a big way. I used to have to make time for art, now I have to make time for other things.

Printmaking, mainly monotypes and monoprints, have become my current media. To start the new millennium off, I enrolled in a monotype class at the Art Student's League of Denver. I then spent hundreds of hours in the League's printmaking studio. I went on learn to how to etch zinc and solar plates for intaglio prints, carve linoleum for relief prints and also enrolled in screen printing and lithography classes. I have thought of myself as an artist for quite a few years, but now I can also say that I am a printmaker. What I love the most about printmaking is that the possibilities are endless.

In addition to Colorado, to date, I have exhibited my prints in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Washington DC, Bulgaria, Denmark and England.

These days, you can find me printing at my studio 'The Atomic Malt Shop' located in Glendale, Colorado.

Organizations

Honorary Member, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, 2009-2010

Member, Mid America Print Council, 2004-present

Member, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, Co, 2003-present

Fellow, International Society of Experimental Artists, 2001-present

Associate Member, Art Students League of Denver, 1999-present

Printmaking Studio Manager, Art Students League of Denver, 2003-2006

Member, Florida Printmakers, 2005-2006

Awards

Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, January 2013, Juror's Merit Award

35th Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, April 2012, Award Of Merit

34th Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, March 2011, Honorable Mention

Northern Colorado Artist Association, April 2006, Honorable Mention

International Society of Experimental Artists 2005 Exhibit, Merit Award

StoneMetal Press, 'Hand-Pulled Prints XI', San Antonio, Tx, March 2005, Dan Weldon Solarplate Award

Englewood Arts Association, Englewood, Co, February 2005, Honorable Mention, Monotype

Littleton Fine Arts Committee 'Own an Original' October 2004, Honorable Mention, Prints, Monotype

International Society of Experimental Artists 2004 Exhibit, American Frame Award

CORE New Art Space, Abstract Show, Denver Co, August 2004, Honorable Mention, Monoprint

CORE New Art Space, Works on Paper, Denver Co, March 2004, Honorable Mention, Monoprint

Glenwood Springs Art Guild 2003, Honorable Mention, Advanced, Monoprint

Littleton Fine Arts Committee 'Own an Original' October 2002, 3rd place, Prints, Monotype

Glenwood Springs Art Guild 2002, 3rd place, Advanced, Monotype

Glenwood Springs Art Guild 2002, 2nd place, Advanced, Monoprint

Glenwood Springs Art Guild 2002, Purchase Patron Award, Advanced, Monoprint

Littleton Fine Arts Committee 'Own an Original' 2001, 2nd place, Prints, Monotype

The Artists Magazine 2001 Competition, 3rd place, Experimental Art, Monotype

Glenwood Springs Art Guild 2001, 1st place, Advanced, Monotype

Glenwood Springs Art Guild 2000, 2nd place, Advanced, Monotype

Glenwood Springs Art Guild 1999, 2nd place, Advanced, Acrylic

Bibliography

Three prints and information in 'Eyes On: Abstracts' published by Blaze Hill Press, May, 2012

Frank Zappa Underwear Quilt photo in 'Frank Zappa', by Ingo Meyer published by Reclam Books, December, 2010, ISBN: 9783150188118

Six prints and information in 'Printmakers Today' published by Schiffer Publishing, April, 2010, ISBN: 9780764334627

2001 Competition winner interview, The Artist's Magazine, December 2001 issue

Solo Exhibitions

Art Students League of Denver, Students South Wing Gallery, Denver Co, October, 2005

Town Hall Arts Center, Littleton Co, May, 2005

Gallery Exhibitions

BRAND 40, Works on Paper, Glendale, Ca, September, 2011

10th World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria, June, 2011

Sizzle & Bang Gallery, Denver, Co, August 2010

Sizzle & Bang Gallery, Denver, Co, August 2009

8th World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria, June, 2009

Art Students League of Denver, 'My Favorite Piece #1', May 2009

MAPC Member's Salon, the Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, Oh, May 2009

StoneMetal Press, 'Hand-Pulled Prints XIII', San Antonio, Tx, May 2009

Art Students League of Denver, 'Clay and Ink', March 2009

'Small Works' Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC, August, 2008

Art Students League of Denver, Open Show Part 2, June 2008

7th World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria, June, 2008

Abecedarian Gallery, 'Modest (in scale)', Denver Co, December, 2007

CORE New Art Space, 'Works on Paper', Denver Co, November, 2007

6th World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria, June, 2007

Impact: 20 Years - One!, Art Students League of Denver, Denver Co, May, 2007

'Small Print Show', Open Press Gallery, Denver, Co, November, 2006

Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial, Boston, Ma, February, 2007

BRAND 35, 'Works on Paper:Borders', Glendale, Ca, December, 2006

Celebrating Contemporary Printmaking 2006', Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, Oh, October, 2006

'Small Works', Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC, August, 2006

The Transferred Image, 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, Il, July, 2006

5th World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria, June 2006

'Butterflies and Dragonflies' print show, Open Press Gallery, Denver, Co, June, 2006

'Hand Prints II', University of New Mexico/New Mexico Printmakers, Los Alamos, NM, May, 2006

'Small Print Show', Open Press Gallery, Denver, Co, December, 2005

'Imprints', New Mexico Printmakers Gallery Albuquerque, NM, November 2005

'Fish' print show, Open Press LTD, Denver, Co, June, 2005

StoneMetal Press, 'Hand-Pulled Prints XI', San Antonio, Tx, March 2005

'Small Print Show', Open Press LTD, Denver, Co, December, 2004

'Bird' print show, Open Press LTD, Denver, Co, June, 2004

'Abstractions on Paper', Emil Nelson Gallery, Denver, Co. May and June 2004

CORE New Art Space, 'Works on Paper', Denver Co, March, 2004

'3rd Annual National Drawing Exhibition', Wiford & Vogt Fine Art, Santa Fe NM, March 2004

CORE New Art Space, '12" x 12" Miracles', Denver Co, December 2003

Spark Gallery, Denver Co, March 2003

CORE New Art Space, 'Self Portrait Show', Denver Co, May 2002

Spark Gallery, Denver Co, April 2002

CORE New Art Space, National Works on Paper, Denver Co, June 2001

Juried Exhibitions

International Society of Experimental Artists/NWS Gallery, San Pedro, CA, September 2014

Artlink 34rd National Print Exhibition, Fort Wayne, In, April 2014

37th Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Md, March 2014

Art Students League of Denver, 'Pressing Matters', March 2014

International Society of Experimental Artists/Art Central, Town Hall Barry,Vale of Glamorgan, Country of Wales, 2014

International Society of Experimental Artists/NWS Gallery, San Pedro, CA, January 2014

Mid America Print Council Fall Member's Exhibition, Denver, Co, October 2013

International Society of Experimental Artists' ISEA 2013, Sanibel Island, Fl, October 2013

Ink and Clay 39, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Ca, September 2013

New York Society of Etchers 3rd National Intaglio Exhibition, New York, NY, May 2013

Artlink 33rd National Print Exhibition, Fort Wayne, In, April 2013

36th Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Md, March 2013

528.0, Exhibit Of Contemporary Fine Art Prints, Redline, Denver, Co, February, 2013

Here & Now, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, Pa, January 2013

Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Jonesboro, Ar, January, 2013

Mid America Print Council Annual Exhibition, Cape Girardeau, Mo, November 2012

'Printed Image 4', Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka Ks, November, 2012

6th Biennial National Print Exhibition, NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff Az, September 2012

International Society of Experimental Artists' ISEA 2012, Gloucester, Ma, September 2012

Inked Surfaces, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, Ca, August 2012

Hand Made Prints II, One Horse Press, Evanston, Il, July 2012

New York Society of Etchers 2nd National Intaglio Exhibition, New York, NY, April 2012

Artlink 32nd National Print Exhibition, Fort Wayne, In, April 2012

35th Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Md, March 2012

Ink and Clay 38, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Ca, March 2012

SHY RABBIT Print International 3, Pagosa Springs, Co, December 2012

Prints U.S.A. 2011, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Mo, November 2011

New York Society of Etchers 1st National Intaglio Exhibition, New York, NY, June 2011

Artlink 31st National Print Exhibition, Fort Wayne, In, April 2011

34th Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Md, March 2011

Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Jonesboro, Ar, January, 2011

'Printed Image 3', Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka Ks, September, 2010

'Transferring Ink II', Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook, Ca, September, 2010

'DISGUISE' National Juried Exchange and Exhibition, Purdue University, 2010

Mid America Print Council Annual Exhibition, Ada, Ohio, March 2010

'Print Americas', Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Ct, November 2009

Los Angeles Printmaking Society, 20th National Exhibition, Los Angeles, Ca, October 2009

'ComPACT', Red Delicious Press, Aurora, Co, June 2009

Artlink 29th National Print Exhibition, Fort Wayne, In, April 2009

32nd Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Md, March 2009

Ink and Clay 35, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Ca, March 2009

Foothills Art Center, American Print 'Influence Someone', Golden, Co. January 2009

Mid America Print Council Monoprint/Monotype Exibition, Quincy, IL, November 2008

4th Biennial National Print Exhibition, NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff Az, October 2008

Mid America Print Council 'Agoraphobia', Moorhead, MN, September 2008

Artlink 28th National Print Exhibition, Fort Wayne, In, April 2008

Ink and Clay 34, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Ca, March 2008

International Society of Experimental Artists' ISEA 2007, Santa Cruz, Ca, August 2007

Foothills Art Center, American Print, Golden, Co. July 2007

Curtis Arts and Humanities, 24th Annual All Colorado Art Show, Greenwood Village, Co. June 2007

Creede Arts Council's 7th Annual National Small Print Show, Creede, Co, May 2007

20th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, Kenosha, Wi, January 2007

International Society of Experimental Artists' ISEA 2006, Marquette, Mi, July 2006

5th World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria, June 2006

Artlink 26th National Print Exhibition, Fort Wayne, In, May 2006

Art Students League of Denver, 'Line as Journey' exhibition, March 2006

Northern Colorado Artist Association, Fort Collins, Co, April 2006

Englewood Arts Association, Englewood, Co, April 2006

Art Students League of Denver, Art and soul, Denver Co, November 2005

Littleton Fine Arts Committee, 'Own an Original', Littleton Co, October 2005

International Society of Experimental Artists' ISEA 2005, Fort Worth, Tx, October 2005

Mid America Print Council Members Exhibition, October 2005

Rockaway Artists Alliance, Artsplash 2005, Rockaway Park NY, September 2005

Art Students League of Denver, Self Portrait Show, April 2005

Northern Colorado Artist Association, Fort Collins, Co, April 2005

Englewood Arts Association, Englewood, Co, February 2005

Littleton Fine Arts Committee, 'Own an Original', Littleton Co, October 2004

International Society of Experimental Artists' ISEA 2004, Fort Myers, Fl, October 2004

Rocky Mountain Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins Co, April 2004

Northern Colorado Artist Association, Fort Collins, Co, April 2004

2nd Biennial National Print Exhibition, NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff Az, March 2004

Rockaway Artists Alliance, 'Pressed and Pulled', Rockaway Park NY, February 2004

Art Students League of Denver, 'Politics and Power', Denver Co, January 2004

Littleton Fine Arts Committee, 'Own an Original', Littleton Co, October 2003

Art of Boulder, Pueblo Bank and Trust, Boulder Co. February 2003

Englewood Arts Association, Englewood, Co, February 2003

Art Students League of Denver, Art and soul, Denver Co, November 2002

Littleton Fine Arts Committee, 'Own an Original', Littleton Co, October 2002

Art Students League of Denver, Self Portrait Show, September 2002

Northern Colorado Artist Association, Fort Collins, Co, April 2002

Art Students League of Denver, Expo 2001, Denver Co, November 2001

Littleton Fine Arts Committee, 'Own an Original', Littleton Co, October, 2001

Boulder Art Association, Boulder Co, April 2001

Thompson Valley Art Association, Loveland Co, October, 2000

Greeley Art Association, Greeley Co, June, 2000

Print Exchanges

Print Zero Studios: Print Exchange #6, Seattle, Wa, 2009

Iowa State University Print Club 'Two of Five', 2009

Oregon Ink Spot, 2009

Red Circle Press, 'Chance Operations', 2009

University of Buffalo, Buffalo NY, Generic Zine Exchange 2008

Iowa State Univ Print Club, Buy One Get One Free 2008

Oregon Ink Spot, 2008

Print Zero Studios: Print Exchange V, Seattle, Wa and Portland Or, 2008

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Push-Pull: The Mechanics of Making 2007

Print Zero Studios: Print Exchange V, Seattle, Wa and Miami Fl, 2007

A Half Mile From Home, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Mn, May 2007

Festivals

The Affordable Arts Festival, Littleton, Co. August 2012

Art Students League of Denver, Summer Art Market, June 2009

Art Students League of Denver, Summer Art Market, June 2007

Art Students League of Denver, Summer Art Market, June 2006

Art Students League of Denver, Summer Art Market, June 2005

Colorado Arts Festival, Denver, Co. May, 2005

Colorado Art Expo, Denver, Co. November, 2004

Red, White and Blues Fest, Littleton, Co. July, 2004

Art Students League of Denver, Summer Art Market, June 2004

Colorado Arts Festival, Denver, Co. May, 2004

Colorado Art Expo, Denver, Co. December, 2003

Red, White and Blues Fest, Littleton, Co. July, 2003

Art Students League of Denver, Summer Art Market, June 2002

Art Students League of Denver, Summer Art Market, June 2001

Art Students League of Denver, Summer Art Market, June 2000

Public Display

11 pieces, October 2004, Colorado Department of Transportation, Denver, Co.

3 pieces, July - August 2004, Fitzsimmons Medical Center, Aurora Co.

Students South Wing Gallery monotype mobile, Art Students League of Denver, on-going

3 pieces, Art Students League of Denver, Printmaker Invitational, March, 2002

2 pieces, November 1999 - June 2000, the law firm of Sheridan and Ross, Denver Co.

Art Donations

Ft. Collins, Colorado Museum of Contemporary Art's Shapes Of Art, April, 2012

Ft. Collins, Colorado Museum of Contemporary Art's Masks at MOCA, April, 2011

Ft. Collins, Colorado Museum of Contemporary Art's Masks at MOCA, April, 2010

Ft. Collins, Colorado Museum of Contemporary Art's Masks at MOCA, April, 2009

Ft. Collins, Colorado Museum of Contemporary Art's Masks at MOCA, April, 2008

Rocky Mountain PBS (Channel Six) Spring Auction, 2007

Art Students League of Denver, Mini March Madness, March, 2007

Ft. Collins, Colorado Museum of Contemporary Art's Masks at MOCA, February, 2007

Rocky Mountain PBS (Channel Six) Spring Auction, 2006

Art Students League of Denver, Art and Soul Silent Auction, 2005

Art Students League of Denver, 'A Shady Affair', September, 2005

Colorado Art Festival, Silent Auction, 2005

Swallow Hill Artist in Resonance Auction, 2005

Rocky Mountain PBS (Channel Six) Spring Auction, 2005

Colorado Art Festival, Silent Auction, 2004

Hospice of Metro Denver Mask Project, 2004

Art Students League of Denver, Art and Soul Silent Auction, 2003

Project Angel Heart, 2002

Project Angel Heart, 2001