“icarus” at art market san francisco

“Icarus 2,” Gouache and candle smoke on paper, 19″x24″ offered at $1,900 framed

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe!  The studio has been busy this Spring and I am so thrilled that SLATE Contemporary Gallery will be featuring 2 smoke paintings from my recent “Icarus” series at Art Market San Francisco!

This is the first time since 2019 that Art Market will take place as an in-person event at beautiful Fort Mason Festival Pavilion in San Francisco from April 21-24th.  Focusing on modern contemporary art, there will be over 80 galleries from around the world. I feel so honored that SLATE has included my work in their collection to share with visitors. 

“Icarus” refers to the Greek myth of flying too close to the sun and is a metaphor for the pursuit of beauty and freedom despite personal risk.  These works are on 19″x24″ paper, painted with gouache and graphite and layered with candle smoke and collaged elements.  My intention is to present intimate worlds for the viewer to explore.

If you can’t attend Art Market, SLATE is offering all the works in the booth through a pre-sale online purchase at the link below!

https://slatecontemporary.com/show/slate-art-art-market-sf-2022-i

“Icarus 1,” Gouache and candle smoke on paper, 19″x24″ offered at $1,900 framed

opening at court tree collective in brooklyn

“Keeper of the Secrets,” 30″x30″, mixed media on wood panel.

I am thrilled to share that I am participating in the group exhibition “Out of Line” curated by Christina Massey. I will be debuting two new mixed media works on panel from my “Keeper of the Secrets” series.

The show will be up from March 5th, 2022 to March 27, 2022 at Court Tree Collective Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. I hope to see you at the opening at 3pm on Saturday, March 12th from 3pm-5pm.

To visit Court Tree Collective or learn more about the show, visit: https://courttree.com/WoArt

included in “artists of the bay Area” book

I am happy to share that I have a 2 page feature in volume 2 of “Artists of the Bay Area,” a book published by Jen Tough Gallery.  It is the first time my work has been presented in a hard cover edition, and it was an honor to be included with so many talented artists in my region. Below are some images from the book along with a link to Blurb where you can preview the entire publication. 

https://www.blurb.com/books/11023244-artists-of-the-bay-area-vol-2

“the sirens” at arc gallery in san francisco

I am thrilled to participate in “48 Pillars,” a structural constraint show at Arc Gallery in San Francisco opening on Saturday, February 26th, 2022 from 7-9pm.  The curator, Michael Yochum invited 24 San Francisco Bay Area artists to each produce a diptych on identically sized panels.  There was no limitation based on the subject matter but each artist needed to utilize the 12″W x 48″H panel format.

It was exciting to adapt my imagery to a column-like structure.  In working in this format, I began to think of the Greek mythological Sirens, who were a combination of a woman and a bird.  In Homer’s Odyssey, they are described as a pair which felt perfect for the two-column format.  The Sirens are known for their seductive song and their lure of danger.  Below are some detail pictures of the work which I would like to share with you!

To visit the gallery, please view the link here for hours and location: https://www.arc-sf.com/about.html

Detail images of “The Sirens.” This is a diptych with overall dimensions of 12″H x 48″W.

Here I am working in the studio on “The Sirens.”

new work at root division in san francisco

Secret Garden 2,” Gouache, colored pencil and graphite on paper with collaged ink paintings on yupo, 48″ x 48″, 2021.

I am so thrilled to be participating in “Weave, Bundle, Cut, and Layer: Artists with Material Instincts” at Root Division in San Francisco, curated by @lisa_mccutcheon The show is up from November 5th – November 30th. Gallery hours are by appointment.

From the press release: “This dynamic group exhibition features 21 artists who share the ability to transform non-traditional materials into a personal visual language — a language that illuminates the beauty and reflection to be found in the mundane. Fabric, rubber, screening, wood, shards of paper, and discarded plastic are just a few of the materials these artists gather, manipulate, and resurrect.”

Hoping you can join me and view the work of these amazing artists. My piece “Secret Garden 2” is featured in the exhibition and I can’t wait to share it with you. 😀

Artist’s salon and new work

Curious about my studio practice? 😀 Join me at Artspan’s upcoming Art Salon on Thursday, November 11 from 6:30pm-8:00pm online via Zoom to learn more about new available work and upcoming exhibitions! PLUS, hear from several other artists exhibiting with me at ArtSpan’s SFOS Showcase Exhibition currently on-view at the South of Market Cultural Center in San Francisco.

RSVP via the Salon 3 link here: https://bit.ly/SFOSsalon3

The SFOS Showcase Exhibition presents the work of over 200 artists responsible for our region’s unique artistic landscape that attracts admirers from all over the world. Visit the show in-person:
📍 SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF
Thursday-Friday 3–5PM & 5:30–7:30PM
Saturday-Sunday 12–2PM & 2:30–5PM

top 5 artist selection at 2021 amplify

I’m very honored to be named as a “Top 5” selection by Justin Hoover, Executive Director of the Chinese Historical Society of America, for my work “Icarus 4” at the #ArtSpanSF 2021 AMPLIFY show this year! 😀🌈 This exhibition is the culmination of a wonderful month of the annual San Francisco Open Studios. Thank you, @ArtSpan, for the opportunity!

Please check out the full exhibition at the SFOS Showcase Exhibition during the Opening Weekend this Friday 3:00pm–5:00pm & 5:30pm–7:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 12:00pm–2:00pm & 2:30pm–5:00pm. Visit https://www.artspan.org/sfos/sfos-exhibition for additional information and visiting hours.