I have two paintings in this museum for a group exhibition.
This grand opening of Beyond the Lines Gallery will be showing one of my mixed media paintings on canvas.
This is my first solo exhibition in California, and it's going to feature my large, oil and mixed media paintings on canvas. I'll also be giving an artist talk during the reception.
This group show will be exhibiting one of my photographs and an oil and mixed media painting on wood panel.
I'll have a 4x3 foot, oil and mixed media painting on canvas is in this group show.
One of my oil and mixed media paintings is in this show titled Resolution curated by Yvonne Cavanagh and Terry Dobson.
I have some pop-surrealistic illustrations in this show titled Artificial Realities at the Flower Pepper, curated by Jim Daichendt.
I have an oil painting titled Conflict Between Two Worlds in this group show. This exhibition is curated by one of my favorite curators Terry Dobson.
An oil painting and an illustration are both in Camouflage, a group exhibition. This group show features a small group of artists who are both art teachers and MFA students.
This collection features my watercolor, marker, and color pencil illustrations that were created in my personal sketchbook that aim to open up a discussion on the importance and value of dreams as they explore the subconscious through hypnogogic and lucid dreaming experiences.
The Moon Still Stares is a unique collection from my many sketchbooks, presenting a variety of styled sketches that share the idea that in darkness, the moon still stares at us; light isn't too far away. I'm excited to share this published book of my raw and random drawings that are full of visual contrast. My hope is that they would bring forth conversation leading to growth, discussion, and eventually understanding.
Cameras and Cotton Candy is a collection of photography inspired by people, nature, and the ideas of pop-culture mixed into an Instagram feel. Although all of these photos where taken with modern cameras, they were put into a square format to bring a unity to the published collection. The book is in hardback form and relies on photos alone to share narratives and create discussions.
For this collection, I carried a camera on me for a few weeks to constantly shoot photos. Simultaneously, I asked myself during those weeks, “What have I learned in life that could be valuable to pass onto others?” I made a file on my phone to type all of these life proverbs, slowly typing out the words in between random, busy moments in life. Then I went through the massive collection of photos and matched the proverbs with the photos, producing this collection titled Photo Proverbs that has now been published into a book.
Small children are traditionally fascinated with trains, but as they grow up, trains often go from being a fascination to being a nuisance as people are stopped from their busy paths and required to wait as noisy carts roll by one after the other. With the annoying dinging of the railroad crossing sign, people are forced to stay put and simply wait.
But what if there’s beauty in the waiting?
I photographed moving train carts at a slow shutter to create aesthetic, nonrepresentational photographs to show people that even in the waiting of life, something beautiful can be found.
My large oil and acrylic painting titled The Invisible Vertical is presently a part of the "A Matter of Death and Life" show exhibited at the Exhale Unlimited gallery in LA. The Invisible Vertical relates to the theme “A Matter of Death and Life” by showing the transition from darkness to light, which represents death and life in a person’s life. The connecting element of the two canvases is the red cross of Christ, but the cross is not all visible; only the horizontal line is visible. The vertical line is only shown by the negative space between the two canvases.
The rationale for the invisible vertical line of the cross is inspired by the idea of the cross being two symbolic lines: a horizontal line that represents our relationships with others and a vertical line that represents our relationship with God. Since relationships with others can often be seen and clearly witnessed, I painted that line a strong red, but our relationship with God is not always seen; it is a personal relationship, so therefore, I made it invisible (implied).
The canvases are non-representational. The left canvas, being mostly dark with some colors breaking through, represents the Holy Spirit breaking through the darkness before salvation. It follows the idea that even when people are in darkness, there’s still a part of them that was made in God’s image. The right canvas, not being pure white, shows that although people are forgiven and a new creation, they still struggle with sin—being forgiven but not perfect.