Bio & CV
Born in Thousand Oaks, Ca. 1986
Now lives & works in Tempe, Az.
The majority of my thought process is dedicated to deconstruction, making mistakes, and finding truths in the abstract. I am deeply interested in the process of creating an aesthetic piece and how one gets there; understanding the reception of art, objects, and how extrinsic and intrinsic influences influence an individual's reception to what they visually see. I am also interested in how creativity cultivates hope, revival, and the restoration of what was nothing into something beautiful.
My work, at its core, is an interdisciplinary experimentation in urban subculture, composition, color, shape, and form. Through a variety of mixed media, I have chosen to step into a seemingly destructive composition of layers, shape and lines, along with aggressive colors to relay parts of my story. Example, if you take the degrees in every triangle, it will equal to 180°. To turn and travel in the opposite direction, it requires a 180° turn as to say my life was headed in one direction, but my desires were halted and grace drew me in. Ultimately, I am a deconstructed being, living in grace and freedom to create.
I was created; therefore I create.
Bachelor of Arts, Arizona State University (2011)
2012 | UPCOMING in December - TBA | New City Studios (Phoenix, Az.)
2012 | Selected Works | Cartel Coffee Lab (Scottsdale, Az.)
2012 | Selected Works | Redemption Church (Tempe, Az.)
2012 | Glory & Consequence | Artlink A.E. England Gallery (Phoenix, Az.)
2012 | Movement_2: | Foco Gallery (Portland, Or.)
2012 | Movement_2: | First Friday Art Walk (Flagstaff, Az.)
2011 | Movement_2: | Pita Jungle (Flagstaff, Az.)
2011 | Movement_2: | First Friday Art Walk (Flagstaff, Az.)
2011 | Selected Works | Flagstaff Community Church (Flagstaff, Az.)
2011 | Rhythmic Sensation | Sun Dust Gallery (Mesa, Az.)
2011 | First Friday Art Walk (Flagstaff, Az.)
2009 | Faceless Generation | ASU Gammage (Tempe, Az.)
2003 | Conejo Valley Young Artist Showcase (Thousand Oaks, Ca.)
2012 | Semi-Finalist: The Next Artspace Artist
Talks & Lectures
2012 | "Living in the Creative Community" | Coconino Center for the Arts
Adam Housley & Tamera Mowry
Central Christian Church (Mesa, Az.)