I first became aware of Simone Gad running into her at art openings where she was often accompanied by Sheree Rose. I heard that Simone was a former child actor and outsider artist, but didn’t know her all that well. That all changed one day when Sean Meredith suggested we partner for an exhibition at Track 16.Continue reading “Simone Gad (1947-2021)”
In May and June 2016, my painting, Bernie Sanders Is Fingerlickin Good was on display at Fachapatoto in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.Continue reading “Bernie Sanders Is Finger Lickin’ Good, Fachapatoto, Los Angeles”
On November 17th, my painting, sentiments, and photos from Art Bern: A Bernie Sanders Portrait Show were covered in the Huffpost.Continue reading “Huffington Post”
In the “The North American Puppet Slam Scene in 2010”, I was interviewed by Teresa Smalec for Puppetry International on my work as a curator of short-form puppetry for adults and in my role as co-founder of the Puppet Slam Network.
No Mercy: The Art of Pippin Roe was an exhibition I organized of paintings and collages by the artist in Providence, which opened on January 16, 2003.
In May 2001, I graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with a BFA in Studio Art. At the graduation ceremony, DJ Spooky was a featured speaker and was awarded an honorary degree. While at SAIC, my focus was in Transdisciplinary Studies with a concentration on performance and puppetry.
In 1996, I was the recipient of the Art of Leadership award at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where I was pursuing my BFA in studio arts. At SAIC, I studied a broad range of art including performance, puppetry, video art, sound art, site-specific installation, photography (analogue and digital), sculpture, drawing, painting, creative writing, and art history, theory, and criticism.
From September 1994-May 1996, I was the recipient of a Merit Scholarship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I was pursuing my undergraduate degree in Studio Art. At SAIC, I studied a broad range of art including performance, puppetry, video art, sound art, site-specific installation, photography (analogue and digital), sculpture, drawing, painting, creative writing, and art history, theory, and criticism.
In June 1994*, I had a large scale untitled, mixed media piece on view at the Arlington Street Space in Boston as part of Breaking the Silence. Breaking the Silence featured paintings, photographs, installations and performances by young queer artists (many of whom I worked with on the passage of the Gay and Lesbian Student Rights Law).