University: BFA. Colorado State University. Applying for Grad school at the Royal Academy Stockholm, Sweden.
Graduation Year: 2003
My recent paintings explore the materiality of the canvas and challenge our expectations of what a painting is. Focused on the process, the paintings are meticulously hand-cut using a hobby knife. A painting is often stretched, painted, un-stretched, hand-cut, painted, re-stretched, and painted again. They reach a state of resolution through this repetitive process of addition and subtraction. Regularly there has been more canvas removed, than what remains for the audience to observe. The remaining swaths of canvas cast shadows on the wall behind. Surfaces are increasingly being altered but the supports are as well. In several paintings, the supports structure have been eliminated altogether. With additional conceptual and material explorations, the potential of expanding the painting field is becoming more present in my work.