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EDUCATION:

New York Academy of Art

MFA Painting, May 2007, New York, NY

Rhode Island School of Design

BFA Painting, May 2003, Providence, RI

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

University of Alaska, Anchorage

Figure Drawing I & II, Beginning Painting, Intermediate Painting, Advanced Painting. 2015-current, Anchorage, AK 

Barrow Arctic Science Consortium

Community Outreach Painting Workshops. April 2013- current, Barrow, AK

Marymount Manhattan College

Painting II, Advanced Painting, Color Theory and Design, Figure Drawing I & II. 2010-2014, New York, NY

3rd Ward

Oil Painting Techniques, Drawing I, Anatomical Drawing, Paint Making. 2010-2013

Brooklyn Artist Gym

Oil Painting Techniques, Portraiture. 2010-current, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn College

Adjunct Faculty, Painting 1, Fall and Spring Semester. 2008-2009, Brooklyn, NY

AWARDS & GRANTS:

The New York Academy of Art Fellowship, 2007-2008

Additional yearlong research fellowship awarded to three outstanding post-graduate students from the NYAA program. The NYAA Fellow is expected to build and exhibit a body of work and at the same time, assist professors and visiting artists with their courses.

The Walter Erlebacher Award for Outstanding Work in Anatomy, 2007

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, 2005

Rhode Island School of Design, European Honors Program, 2001-2002

SELECTED SHOWS:

•“Winter Scene”, Becky Gallery, Anchorage, AK. 2017

•“Chapter 65, The Whale as a Dish”, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK. 2016

•“Sight Seer”, Fox Gallery, New York, NY. 2016

•"All Alaska Biennial", Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK. 2016

•"Beekeepers", Portland Masonic, Portland, ME. 2015

•"Fall Exhibition", Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME. 2015

•"Art Miami NYC", New York, NY. 2015

•“Food for Thought, Hewitt Gallery, New York, NY. 2014

•“Lucid Vision”, Panepito Galleries, Jersey City, NJ. 2014

•“Friend of a Friend”, Calico Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 2014

•“Nature Inspires”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 2014

•“Summer Whale Studies”, Polar Bear Theater, Barrow Arctic Science Consortium, Barrow, Alaska. 2013

•“Interdependent”, Yashar Gallery, New York, NY. 2012

•“Two Hemispheres”, The Gabarron Foundation, New York, NY. 2012

"Line", The Cell, New York, NY. 2012

"The Drawing Room", Milavec Hakimi Gallery, New York, NY. 2012

Faculty Show, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY. 2011

•“Paint Works”, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY. 2011

•“Old Masters and New”, Philoctetes Center, New York, NY. 2011

•“In Portrait”, Blank Space, New York, NY. 2011

•“Premonition”, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY. 2011

Prince George Art Show, Prince George Ball, New York, NY. 2011

•“Summer Exhibition”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 2010

•“Water/Bodies”, Eden Rock Gallery, Saint Barth. 2009

•“The Protean Body” Medialia Gallery, New York, NY. 2009

•“Small is Beautiful”, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY. 2008

•“The Body Project”, Slade Research Centre, London, UK. 2008

•“Post-Graduate Fellowship Show”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 2008

•“People, Places, Things”, Toy Eaters Studio, Jersey City, NJ. 2008

•“Homecoming”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 2007

•“Summer Exhibition”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 2007

RESIDENCIES:

Barrow Arctic Science Consortium, April 2013- November 2013. Barrow, AK

With the support of the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium and the collaboration of the Barrow Whaling Captains Association, I am creating a series of paintings that depict the subsistence whaling culture of the Inupiat Eskimo people of Barrow, Alaska and the tradition's integration into a modern Arctic coastal community.

New York Academy of Art Fellowship, 2008. New York, NY

Mural painting for ORSA Bar, 2005. Altinoluk, Turkey

Skopelos Foundation of the Arts, 2005. Skopelos, Greece

Through the Foundation, I created a project that promotes international communication through painting the portraits of residents of the island. Also, assisted with the Foundation’s summer programs.

Studied under Carlo Pittore (figurative painter), 2003 Bowdoinham, ME

RISD, European Honors Program, 2001-2002 Rome, Italy

Studied under Petros Delatollas (stone carver), 2001 Tinos, Greece

NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS:

Abra Patkotak, “Artist, College Collaborate to Put Kids in the Studio”, The Arctic Sounder, September 14, 2013

New American Paintings, Northeast Region, 2013

Ragnar Anderson, “Greenpoint Artist”, greenpointers.com, September 19, 2012

Sarah Forbes, curator of Museum of Sex, “What is Going On with All the Censored Art?”, curatorofsex.com, January 12, 2011

Critics' Pick, Time Out New York, January 14, 2011 Jeffery Wiener, “Censored Artworks”, TheGreatNude.tv, January 14, 2011