A native New Yorker, I grew up surrounded by artists. In college I studied astrophysics, which taught me how to observe the world, and art, which allowed me to express my relationship to it. After graduating from Rice University in 2002 with both a BA in Art and Art History and a BS in Astrophysics I moved to Florence, Italy where I spent four years studying the techniques of classical drawing and painting.
Since completion of my studies in 2006 I have focused on creating meticulously rendered oil paintings and carefully modeled wire mesh sculptures that juxtapose the “real” world with that of the subconscious. My work blurs the line between what we see around us in contemporary society with that of the imagination and dreams, bringing attention to the numerous and yet often unnoticed absurdities of daily life.