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    Born and raised in Austin, MN (aka Spamtown, the birthplace of Hormel) I began as an artist asking my parents for the white-out when I went outside the lines in my coloring books. Though some of that perfectionism still exists in me today, at least now I am creating my own lines to follow.

    Another defining moment as a young artist was when I dropped Calculus my senior year of high school for another art class. More time in the art rooms helped me win the coveted "Artist of the Year" award for the class of 2000. I later went on to Minnesota State U, Mankato and graduated with a BFA focusing on sculpture and ceramics.

    I then journeyed out west to Santa Cruz, CA with the Byron Space Circus, a band that I played guitar for (which is another story). When that fizzled out I came full circle and got back into painting. Not really knowing where to start, I came across the book Grey's Anatomy. The images inside were just what I was looking for. I was particularly drawn to the less recognizable images such as those at the cellular level or cross-sections of bone. I was later introduced to Ernst Haeckel and his 19th century illustrations of radiolarians and other strange and beautiful life-forms. This took my inspiration beyond anatomy and opened the door to other biological forms. In my quest for inspiration I am constantly being amazed by the hidden beauty and complexity of the world and this is largely what I hope to convey to my audience.

Past shows:

2019     Mile High Magic, Threyda Gallery     Denver, CO

Oregon Country Fair     Veneta, OR     

Tiny Visions, The Hive Gallery         Los Angeles, CA 

Progress 2019, Marrow Collective Pop-up show   Medford, OR

Underwater, Walton art House    Ashland, OR

14th Anniversary Show, The Hive Gallery         Los Angeles, CA

Art Nagoya, Art Fair Nagoya, Japan

2018     Walton Art House         Ashland, OR

Emerging, Ryan Joseph Gallery             San Francisco, CA

DesignerCon, Anaheim Convention Center       Anaheim, CA

The Corridor Gallery, Umpqua Valley Arts Assn.  Roseburg, OR

Oregon Country Fair           Venita, OR

Tiny Visions, The Hive Gallery       Los Angeles, CA

Exploring Psychedelics Conference            Ashland, OR    

13th Anniversary show The Hive Gallery   Los Angeles, CA

Ashland Art Center         Ashland, OR

Tarot 9 The Hive Gallery  Los Angeles, CA

2017     Featured artist at The Hive Gallery Los Angeles, CA

Two-person show at Rogue Gallery and Art Center.   Medford, OR

Oregon Country Fair           Venita, OR    

Holy Apostles Gallery     Manhattan, NY

2016     Strange Paradise Axis Pioneer Square Seattle, WA

Disjecta Gallery Portland Biennial       Portland, OR

Oregon Country Fair           Venita, OR

Austin Artworks Festival         Austin, MN

2015     Chalk Farm Gallery                                   Santa Fe, NM

Oregon Country Fair           Venita, OR

      Art in the Pearl       Portland, OR

Firehouse Gallery                 Grants Pass, OR


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