prairie dog + horseshoe  life-size  oil on canvas  2011

prairie dog
prairie dog

16in x 11in

prairie dog
prairie dog

16in x 11in

horse shoe
horse shoe

7in x 6in

horse shoe
horse shoe

7in x 6in

QUARTER HORSE
QUARTER HORSE

78 in x 109 in

LUSITANO
LUSITANO

80 in x 99 in

CAMARGUE-QUARTER HORSE
CAMARGUE-QUARTER HORSE

Manade Laurent 77 in x 101 in

ANDALUSIAN
ANDALUSIAN

80 in x 100 in

THOROUGHBRED
THOROUGHBRED

Santa Anita Racetrack 82 in x 101 in

SELLE FRANCAIS
SELLE FRANCAIS

Cadre noir 85 in x 109.5 in

SELLE FRANCAIS
SELLE FRANCAIS

Garde républicaine 81 in x 112 in

ANGLO ARABIAN
ANGLO ARABIAN

Palio di Siena (Contrada della Selva) 77.5 in x 105 in

LEOPARD APPALOOSA
LEOPARD APPALOOSA

78.5 in x 101.5 in

BLANKET APPALOOSA
BLANKET APPALOOSA

80 in x 110 in

Dust in a Corner + mosaic floor
Dust in a Corner + mosaic floor

Solunto, Graeco-Roman archeological site, Sicily, Italy 2018

Dust in a Corner + mosaic floor
Dust in a Corner + mosaic floor

Solunto, Graeco-Roman archeological site, Sicily, Italy 2018

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Bibliothèque Inguimbertine + Comtadin-Duplessis Musée, Carpentras, France 2014

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Vaticano, Rome, Italy

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Palace of Versailles gardens, France 2008

Dust in a Corner + Motel room
Dust in a Corner + Motel room

Tucson, Arizona 2013

Dust in a Corner + Greek ruins
Dust in a Corner + Greek ruins

Seggesta, Greek archeological site, Sicily, Italy 2018

Dust in a Corner + mural
Dust in a Corner + mural

Teotihuacan, Mesoamerican archeological site, Mexico 2016

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Duomo di Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy 2008

Dust in a Corner + Fire Extinguisher
Dust in a Corner + Fire Extinguisher

Vaticano, Rome, Italy 2014

Dust in a Corner + rounded corner
Dust in a Corner + rounded corner

Provence, France 2014

Dust in a Corner + Gustave Courbet
Dust in a Corner + Gustave Courbet

National Gallery, Washington DC 2012

Dust in a Corner + Egyptian Vases
Dust in a Corner + Egyptian Vases

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Rome, Italy 2015

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Palace of Versailles fountain, France 2008

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Verona, Italy 2008

Dust in a Corner + myself
Dust in a Corner + myself

Outside the Galleria L'Attico, Rome, Italy- trying to get in touch with Jannis Kounellis 2015

Dust in a Corner + mosaic floor
Dust in a Corner + mosaic floor

Solunto, Graeco-Roman archeological site, Sicily, Italy 2018

Dust in a Corner + Giovanni Tiepolo
Dust in a Corner + Giovanni Tiepolo

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Vaticano, Rome, Italy 2008

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Bibliothèque Inguimbertine + Comtadin-Duplessis Musée, Carpentras, France

Dust in a Corner + Pablo Picasso
Dust in a Corner + Pablo Picasso

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC 2012

Dust in a Corner + Duomo di Siena
Dust in a Corner + Duomo di Siena

Siena, Italy 2015

Dust in a Corner + Ed's house
Dust in a Corner + Ed's house

Cape Clear Island, Ireland 2008

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Palace of Versailles, France 2008

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Foro Romano, Rome, Italy 2014

Dust in a Corner + Laocoön
Dust in a Corner + Laocoön

Vaticano, Rome, Italy 2014

Dust in a Corner + bathroom tiles
Dust in a Corner + bathroom tiles

Santa Fe, New Mexico 2011

Dust in a Corner + Roman Artifacts
Dust in a Corner + Roman Artifacts

Vaticano, Rome, Italy 2008

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Monumento a Vittorio Emmanuele II, Rome, Italy 2008

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Teotihuacan, Mesoamerican archeological site, Mexico 2016

Dust in a Corner + Jan van Huysum
Dust in a Corner + Jan van Huysum

Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France 2014

Dust in a Corner + Roman Artifacts
Dust in a Corner + Roman Artifacts

Foro Romano, Rome, Italy 2008

Dust in a Corner + Roman Artifacts
Dust in a Corner + Roman Artifacts

Foro Romano, Rome, Italy 2015

Dust in a Corner + cactus
Dust in a Corner + cactus

Capo Zaferano, Sicily, Italy 2018

Dust in a Corner + Hall of Mirrors
Dust in a Corner + Hall of Mirrors

Palace of Versailles, France 2008

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Vaticano, Rome, Italy 2014

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Domenico Brandi + Pietro Ricchi Musee Calvet, Avignon, France 2014

Dust in a Corner + Boltanski
Dust in a Corner + Boltanski

Collection Lambert, Avignon, France 2014

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Verona, Italy 2008

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Vaticano, Rome, Italy 2008

Dust in a Corner + Ellsworth Kelly
Dust in a Corner + Ellsworth Kelly

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC 2012

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

National Gallery, Washington, DC 2012

Dust in a Corner + Pantheon
Dust in a Corner + Pantheon

Rome, Italy 2008

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Vaticano, Rome, Italy 2014

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Perugia, Italy 2015

Dust in a Corner + Ed's house
Dust in a Corner + Ed's house

Cape Clear Island, Ireland 2008

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Musée Sobirats, Carpentras, France 2014

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Chiesa di San Matteo, Palermo, Italy 2018

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Entrance to Romeo + Juliet's Balcony Verona, Italy 2008

Dust in a Corner + Jannis Kounellis
Dust in a Corner + Jannis Kounellis

Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, Mexico 2016

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2015

Dust in a Corner + Fountain of Shame
Dust in a Corner + Fountain of Shame

Fontana Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily 2018

Dust in a Corner
Dust in a Corner

Bibliothèque Inguimbertine + Comtadin-Duplessis Musée, Carpentras, France 2014

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

The meaning of my paintings comes from the way they are installed and interact with a space. I want to keep painting from becoming simply decoration and the wall simply a place to decorate.


The unusual display of my paintings is intentional, the neutral white background is intentional, the subject being life-size and realistic is intentional- all to emphasize the contrast between the pictorial qualities of painting and the sculptural qualities of painting. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

I make installations using paintings - creating a situation or environment where interaction and lived experience occurs. I never cut out the shape of the thing I painted, I leave it in its traditional rectangular shape and give it a white background. Sometimes this looks awkward when it interacts with reality but that is exactly what I want. I want the painting to exist at the same time in it’s own space, it’s own reality, it’s own interior world (even if that world is just a neutral white space). My work is about dualities - painting existing physically in our world while simultaneously existing conceptually in its own.

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BIO

I have solved Caravaggio’s murder; rang the doorbells of many amazing artists even though I am shy; carried a miniature painting around in my purse since 2008; touched La Bocca della Verita; witnessed ancient events in the middle of the night at Zuni pueblo; bribed my way through the Palio in Siena; fallen asleep against historic monuments; and become an expert rose thief.

AWARDS

1992

People’s Choice Award, NM State Fair, ABQ:

At 7 years old I won best watercolor for a seascape which was accidentally hung upside down but still looked good (it was pink)

1990

Scratch-and-Sniff strawberry sticker, San Diego, CA:

High praise from kindergarten teacher on my understanding of color theory for expertly using a pencil when no black crayon was available

Solo EXHIBITIONS 

2019   Fondazione 107, Turin, Italy

            12 Horses - Homage to Jannis Kounellis

2015   LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2017   Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY

2016   David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2015   Radical Abacus, Santa Fe, NM

2015   Wade Wilson Art, Santa Fe, NM

2009   Pop-Up show (curator + artist), Santa Fe, NM           

2007   The Process, Santa Fe, NM

2007   Pop-Up show (curator + artist), Santa Fe, NM

RESIDENCIES ETC.

2019    IUUEN

For the Research and Development of Fine Art

Italy, France, Morocco, Egypt

PUBLICATION COMING SOON

2008    CAPE CLEAR ISLAND MURAL PROJECT

Painting aide, Oileán Chléire, Ireland

2007    CHINATI FOUNDATION

Volunteer, Marfa, TX, USA

     

REVIEWS

2019  Arte Mondadori magazine, (October), Italy

2019  Art & Antiques magazine, (October), USA

2017   NHK TV (Nihon Hoso Kyokai), Trips, (March), Japan

2015   Art Ltd. magazine, (July/August), USA

2012   Town & Country magazine, USA

EDUCATION

2007   BFA in Painting (Minor in Art History)

The College of Santa Fe, NM, USA