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BACKGROUND

I'm an Illinois-born artist with a fine arts background and a BFA in Digital Art. 

I acquired a BFA from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a minor in Psychology. While in school I interned with Illiterate (now Gildar Gallery) and Gallery Sink (Mark Sink). For a year I ran the organization NERDA: New Endeavors Regarding Digital Art, where we produced digital art exhibitions around Denver to increase the general public's exposure to the work of emerging digital artists. I've worked in art galleries, built props in event design, was a high school art teacher and worked in art retail management. I’m also a children’s meditation instructor.

I'm currently working on the Illuminated Tweets of Elon Musk coloring book and my first novel.   

I live in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

awards

I was the First Place muralist for my work Seasons of Art in the 2007 Collegian Mural Contest, sponsored by Alexan CityCenter and covered by The Denver Post. I was one of three finalists in Colorado to paint a 30 ft x 10 ft mural for the City of Englewood. I also felt like the person who opens the front door as the Publisher's Clearing House people show up and give you that ridiculous giant check.

I received MSU's Nagel Art Thesis Award in 2010 for my thesis Global Proposal For A New Emoticona multimedia performance installation at the Center for Visual Art in Denver. I was the first student in the history of MSU to use performance art as a thesis project., which for 2010 was just unacceptable. Should've been done long ago. Sorry it had to be me. 

Special thanks to Denver photographer John David Davenport