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We live in a society where celebrity worship and an obsession with wealth and luxury goods can coexist daily with news of impending pandemic threats and worldwide political and religious warfare. Gaudy displays of physical vanity and self-aggrandizing behavior have become an acceptable means to define our cultural persona. Tempted by the glow of the spotlight, and seduced by its excesses, we are told by our political leaders that we can solve the world’s problems simply by shopping.
In my oil
My oil paintings explore the boundaries between abstraction and realism. Images are generated from sculptural forms that are first built, and then these forms are used as a reference for my paintings.
My paintings are conceptually driven by contemporary dialog focusing on social science of memes and themes.
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M.F.A. 2002 Painting, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL
B.F.A. 1999 Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls TX
Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
2009 Faculty Summer Research Grant, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston IL
CAH Travel Fund
2007 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship
2006 Redden Grant, Eastern Illinois University
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