Born in Peekskill, NY, I currently live in Brooklyn, New York and maintain a studio at The Elizabeth Foundation in Manhattan. I received a BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase (1994), and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (1997).
For the past fifteen years, my work has explored abstraction. While the core of my work is paintings and drawings, I have recently begun to include large-scale installation, sculptural objects, video, sound, and animation
Since receiving my MFA in 1997 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, my work has been presented in over 100 gallery exhibitions, both nationally and internationally in Paris, Houston, Los Angeles, Berlin, Chicago, and New York. I have participated in numerous institution exhibitions including PS1/MOMA, The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Several of my drawings have recently been purchased as part of the Contemporary Drawing Collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and my work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and The Weatherspoon Museum of Art in Greensboro, NC.
I have held three full time university positions at Cornell University, SUNY Purchase, and the City University of New York at Lehman College where I am now an Associate Professor of Art. I have been a visiting artist in over forty institutions including the Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, Rhode Island School of Design, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Ontario School of Art and Design, CCA in San Francisco, Brandeis University, Princeton University, Rice University. University of Houston, and others.
I am the recipient of several residencies and grants including TheYaddo Foudation (2012, 2009, and 2007), The Triangle Foundation Residency and Workshop (2012), Elizabeth Foundation in New York (2012-2006), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Studio Residency at Governor’s Island (2012), Smack Mellon Studios and Artist Stipend
(2008), Banff Centre for the Arts, Artist Residency in Banff, Canada (2007), The Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2005), Lower East Side Print Fellowship Edition Award, (2004) National Studio Program, P.S.1/MOMA Affiliate, Clocktower, New York, NY, (2003) ART OMI, Omi International Arts Center, Omi, NY, (2003) Henry Street Settlement Studio Fellowship, NY, (2002) The Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Fellowship, NY (2001), The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, (2000) and The Ragdale Foundation Residency Program, Lake Forest, IL, (2000) .