about the work

My work often takes the format of juxtaposed images or image and text. A dialog is constructed between the elements to inform and build upon each other rounding out a narrative of sorts.

The narrative is not literal or sequential as in a story, but more about sensorial shifts and accumulative references as in a walk.

I have long been interested in production/reproduction--interpretation/reinterpretation as a method of image making. My mark making tools are varied- from the haptic, to the mechanical, to the digital, to the textual.

Much of my research lies in the generation of mark and then the reinterpretation, reproduction and recontextualization of it through various media and formats.

bio

I am a printmaker and book artist living in Philadelphia. Recent solo shows include The Meandering, Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell NY; Vignettes and Silhouettes, the Lewis Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson MS; Fair Ophelia (a collaboration with Julianna Foster), Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia. Recent group shows include Landing Place, Villa Huerto Ruano, Lorca Spain; Pulling From History: Letterpress, The Print Center, Philadelphia; Extra-Dimensional Printmaking Invitational, Nexus, Philadelphia.

My work is in a number of public collections such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, and The Special Collections Library at Yale University.

Currently I am an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Fine Arts Department at The University of the Arts. I also spent two decades as the Master Printer in the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts at The University of the Arts where I worked with countless artists to produce artist books and offset lithography prints.

I received my BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase and my MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts.