Working primarily as a painter in both Hoboken, New Jersey and New York’s Catskill mountains, I have been exhibiting for over thirty years. My education has been at Hunter College (BFA in painting) with some graduate work done at Brooklyn College. During those formative years, I have benefited from the counsel of such diverse and well-known figures as Tony Smith, Robert Barry, Doug Ohlson, Ralph Humphrey, and Lee Bontecou.
My credits include group and solo shows at many notable venues including MoMA's PS1, Artists' Space, the Newark Museum, and the Jersey City Museum. I am also the recipient of grants from the New Jersey State Coucil on the Arts and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Council. In addition, I have been awarded fellowships at the renowned MacDowell Colony and the Vermont Studio Center among other artists' retreats. My work is currently represented by BCB Fine Arts and appears in collections in North America, Europe, and Africa.
The current output has evolved over many years with forays into various media. Common to all that I've done is sense of intimacy. The paintings shown here are small in scale. Their construction is simple; all are wrought in flashe paint on birchwood panel. A certain quietude is sought even in those pieces that use the boldest forms and most energetic lines. With their emphasis on surface and materials, they firmly embrace the object as a legitimate expression of contemporary art.
I should also note that my aesthetic interests extend to horticulture. My Phoenicia, NY garden has been featured several times on the Open Days program of the nationally-known Garden Conservancy.
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