NEWS


FEATURED -- CIRCLE QUARTERLY ART REVIEW MAGAZINE -- WINTER 2024 ISSUE

I am pleased to announce that I have 4 iconic works from my Western Gothic series featured in the current issue of Circle Quarterly Art Review. Always so cool to see the work “out there” in publications! A HUGE thank you to @circle.foundation for including me!


NOW OPEN -- SOLO MUSEUM SHOW -- THE EVERSON MUSEUM OF ART

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VIEW THE SHOW SUMMARY >

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SOLO MUSEUM SHOW ……. NO ROSES IN DECEMBER ……. The museum is now open and so is my solo show! It will be showing until March 31, during museum hours, so please come on down. I will be there this afternoon. I am proud to be debuting a brand new, never-seen large-scale assemblage work entitled “Division” as a part of this exhibition. At 60” by 80,” this is a really impactful piece and I am very excited to have it debut here. I’m thrilled to finally share an initial view of it with this post!


Don’t forget, I will be sharing my unique perspective on the series in an Artist Talk at the museum on January 31 from 12-1PM. A celebration with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar for the opening of the show will happen as a part of the overall fete for all three of the new winter exhibitions at the museum on February 9 at 5PM. A host of awesome things happening #AtTheE! So excited!

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TO RECAP ABOUT THE SHOW

I am BEYOND thrilled to invite you to a 9 week solo museum exhibition at the esteemed Everson Museum of Art @eversonmuseum in Syracuse, New York — NOW OPEN. The museum’s permanent collection of over 11,000 works contains so many of my true heroes from the art world... Rauschenberg... Frankenthaler... Held... Warhol... Kruger... Sherman... Wyeth... Trova... Spero... Guston... Basquiat... And SO many more. All housed in a brutalist classic building designed by legend I.M. Pei. So, it’s a HUGE honor to show there for me.

I am exhibiting my series NO ROSES IN DECEMBER, exploring memory and loss — the 8 original works, plus a brand new, large-scale 5 foot by 6.5 foot assemblage creation on wood-cradled panel entitled “DIVISION.”


SOLO MUSEUM SHOW -- THE EVERSON MUSEUM OF ART

I am BEYOND thrilled to announce a 9 week solo museum exhibition at the esteemed Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York. The museum's permanent collection of over 11,000 works contains so many of my true heroes from the art world... Rauschenberg... Frankenthaler... Held... Warhol... Kruger... Sherman... Wyeth... Trova... Spero... Guston... Basquiat... And SO many more. All housed in a brutalist classic building designed by legend I.M. Pei. So, it's a HUGE honor to show there for me.


I will be exhibiting my series NO ROSES IN DECEMBER, exploring memory and loss -- the 8 original works, plus a brand new, large-scale 5 foot by 6.5 foot assemblage creation on wood-cradled panel.

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Immense congrats to the other three artists selected for exhibitions!

These artists will each show their work in a nine-week long solo exhibition in 2024 ::

• David Edward Johnson -- @davidedwardjohnsonart
• Rachel Ivy Clarke -- @rachelivyclarke
• Manuel Matias -- @weirdsociety_art
• Cali M. Banks -- @bankscal

BIG UPS to all participating and I simply cannot wait to see your exhibitions #AtTheE! Stay tuned for more info soon! #eversonmuseum #cnyartistinitiative


THE OTHER ART FAIR BROOKLYN -- WRAP

THAT’S A WRAP! ……. THE OTHER ART FAIR BROOKLYN •. NOV 9 - 12 ……. What a weekend! The connections, love, and humanity were all so palpable. I want to extend a huge THANK YOU to the staff for their hard work, my artist friends new and old for the support and laughs, and MOST of all my new collectors for their enthusiastic love for the work. Chuffed!


THE OTHER ART FAIR BROOKLYN -- FEATURED IN THE FAIR DIRECTOR'S COLLECTION "BODY PARTS"

So happy to be featured in Fair Director Emily-Jean Alexander's Fair Director's special collection "Body Parts" for the upcoming Brooklyn November edition of The Other Art Fair. The collection showcases an amazing array of talent and I am thrilled to have one of my studies for the "Western Gothic" series in the collection.

Annnnnd... Just like that, it sold!


THE OTHER ART FAIR BROOKLYN -- FEATURED IN THE FAIR DIRECTOR'S COLLECTION "AUTUMNAL"

So thrilled to be featured in Fair Director Emily-Jean Alexander's Fair Director's special collection "Autumnal" for the upcoming Brooklyn November edition of The Other Art Fair. The collection showcases an amazing array of talent and I am thrilled to have my piece "Conclusion" in the collection.


THE OTHER ART FAIR BROOKLYN -- FEATURED IN THE FAIR DIRECTOR'S PICKS

So happy to be featured in Fair Director Emily-Jean Alexander's Fair Director's Picks for the upcoming Brooklyn edition of The Other Art Fair. The collection showcases an amazing array of talent and I am thrilled to have my piece "Shadows" in the collection.


THE OTHER ART FAIR BROOKLYN -- NOVEMBER 2023

NOVEMBER 9th THRU 12th at ZEROSPACE ....... So excited to be announcing my return to Brooklyn in November for The Other Art Fair Brooklyn’s fall edition. The artist list dropped yesterday and it’s a truly stunning array of talent. 


IN RESIDENCY -- FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS

I was thrilled to be selected for a four-week, Collage & Illustration, virtual / online residency with Kolaj Institute this August. During the residency, the participating artists will visually interpret Mary Shelley’s 1818 proto-science fiction novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. If you know me in the least, you know this is RIGHT up my alley.

The work from participating artists created during the residency will be published in an illustrated version of this historic book to bring the themes it raises to 21st century readers. Selected work will be displayed in New Orleans post-residency.

I have long been a fan of what @kolajmagazine does to communicate importance and vibrance of this medium. They describe the residency this way, "As part of Kolaj Institute’s ongoing Collage & Illustration project, this virtual residency aims to explore the themes of creation, identity, and the boundaries of human imagination through the captivating mediums of collage and illustration.” Hear! Hear! Kudos to them for all of their work supporting this art form.


SELECTED -- MvVO AD ART SHOW

I am thrilled to be selected as one of the 80+ participating artists in the MvVO Ad Art Show in October at Powerhouse Arts Brooklyn — @powerhouse_arts — The venue is amazing and the art they have collected for this is a really wonderful showcase of talent. SO looking forward to it! Pictures and details as they emerge.


HONORED -- NATIONAL COLLAGE SOCIETY 39th ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION

I am absolutely thrilled to have my work “AS A BIRD IN A GREAT EMBRACE OF FLIGHT” selected for inclusion in the National Collage Society’s prestigious Annual Juried Exhibit. It’s a huge honor to be included in the show alongside some of the most compelling and talented artists working in the medium today. It’s an even bigger honor to be chosen from the exhibiting artists as an award winner from the group. I am humbled. Very special thanks to the esteemed jurors and the National Collage Society for both this distinction and their work to foster the art form that I love so much.


The show is officially open through September 30th. If you are in the area, it’s SO worth a visit. A thought provoking and very compelling show that I am thrilled to be a part of. I will be sharing some of my faves from the show in the coming days. That is also my very lovely wife in there as well. Her loving support is priceless.

The selected piece is from a new series entitled WESTERN GOTHIC :: PART 02 — COMING NIGHT — Exploring the interplay between affirmation and darkness in the American experience through a work by the great poet Linda McCarritson. With this second part of the series, I am also leaning into the concepts of cartomancy — the meanings behind playing cards. Cards were such an iconic part of the western experience and I feel they act as a perfect metaphor for the optimism and shadow of this archetypal chapter of the book of America.


FEATURED -- CREAM SCENE CARNIVAL -- AUGUST 2023

I am so chuffed to have my series “Western Gothic” featured in the current issue of @creamscenecarnivalmagazine entitled Wild West! I have described Cream Scene Carnival as a countercultural / metacultural oasis and this issue is an amazing example of what I mean. You have got to go see this stuff. The cadre of artists they are featuring this issue is so inspiring and the lit is nothing short of truly thought provoking and engrossing. Annnnnd, it’s still unfolding as they continue to post new material for the issue.


LAUNCHED -- ALBUM ART FOR ANDY GRAMMER'S "THE NEW MONEY"

I was pleased to be able to create the album art for the new release from multi-platinum-selling talent @andygrammer — Love Is The New Money. The central symbol is the main thrust for tour merch and Andy wears it in the video, so it is was important to include it here as well. In all, a really fun meditation on what’s really important in life. Always psyched to see that collage love made manifest in the public space with a splash! THANK YOU to Andy and his amazing team! (Can you find my signature memento mori?)


FEATURED -- CREAM SCENE CARNIVAL -- MAY 2023

I am so PSYCHED to have my series "Glamour Boys" featured in the current issue of Cream Scene Carnival. I absolutely love the magazine's countercultural / metacultural take on art, lit, comics, music, and more. Inspiring stuff and I am thrilled to be featured!


IN EXHIBITION -- TEXAS NATIONAL 2023

It was a true honor to have "SHADOWS" exhibited as a part of Texas National 2023, juried by William U. Eiland, Director of the Georgia Museum of Art. I am humbled to have been selected from over 1000 entries to be among the final 100 incredibly talented artists on display. I was blown away by the talent at the show and am so gratified.


THE OTHER ART FAIR BROOKLYN -- FEATURED IN THE FAIR DIRECTOR'S COLLECTION "GREEN SMOOTHIE"

So happy to be featured in Fair Director Emily-Jean Alexander's featured collection "Green Smoothie" for the upcoming Brooklyn edition of The Other Art Fair. The collection is built around pieces with a green hue and I am thrilled to have my piece "Shadows" in the collection.


THE OTHER ART FAIR BROOKLYN -- FEATURED IN THE FAIR DIRECTOR'S COLLECTION "PEOPLE WATCHING"

Pleased to be featured in Fair Director Emily-Jean Alexander's featured collection "People Watching" for the upcoming Brooklyn edition of The Other Art Fair. The collection is built around innovative approaches to portraiture and I am thrilled to be selected alongside such unique talent.


THE OTHER ART FAIR BROOKLYN -- FEATURED IN THE FAIR DIRECTOR'S PICKS

Thrilled to be featured in Fair Director Emily-Jean Alexander's featured collection "Fair Director's Picks" for the upcoming Brooklyn edition of The Other Art Fair. I'm very much looking forward to the fair. I have exhibited in Dallas and LA with the show, and it's such a riot!


IN PRINT -- OUT NOW

CIRCLE QUARTERLY ART REVIEW • I am thrilled to be featured in the Winter 2022 / 2023 issue of Circle Quarterly Art Review. I am one of 75 artists in the issue and both honored and humbled to appear alongside a crop of such inspiring world-class artists. Huge props to the magazine for their focus on bringing this art to light. Their subheadline says it all — “An Examination Of Current Trends & Original Practices in Visual Art.” Exciting stuff!


IN PRINT -- OUT NOW

46PGS  Issue 13 + 14 • With art from my Emily Dickinson-inspired series “That After Horror, T’was Us”

I am THRILLED to be a part of this double issue of 46PGS Magazine — @46pgs! It’s an amazing source of inspiration for me personally and it’s awesome for me to be a part of it in a material way. This, Mag. Is. The. Bomb. Such a cool platform, featuring a perfect collection every issue of stunning work from a worldwide group of creators. These pieces and others moving forward will be published there. I seriously can’t say enough about the passion of those creators and the magazine. So chuffed!

For this series of pieces, I am taking the gothic horror of nineteenth century poet Emily Dickinson and bringing it to a group of grunge collage illustrations. Visually, I am exploring themes of deconstruction and mortality, underscoring Dickinson’s words. Her works are amazingly modern, presaging the mechanical terrors of the 20th and 21st centuries. SO ahead of time!


OPEN LAST NIGHT -- LIVE HALLOWEEN SHOW

Had a great time at the opening last night of Haunted II! Lots of cool art, smiling faces and a whole lot of spooky vibes. Helluva good time! Two pieces of mine are featured at the show — We Belong Dead (18x24 Mixed Media and Assemblage On Canvas, Framed) and The Monster (20x20 Mixed Media and Assemblage On Canvas, Framed). Thrilled to bring my love for the macabre to this Halloween event!

What is Haunted II? It’s a creative gallery experience at @nativehostel for Halloween weekend curated by @leah.creative and @textualseduction. Come get spooky tonight, Saturday 10/29 to see it as part of LLCreative’s HAUNTED Masquerade with special performances sure to trick and treat, and music all night long from DJ collective @hubbledvision. Hope to see you there!


LAUNCHED -- ALBUM ART FOR ANDY GRAMMER'S "THE WRONG PARTY"

I’m genuinely THRILLED to announce and share a new project for platinum-selling musical artist Andy Grammer. I have created the release art for his brassy new single with alt-pop darlings Fitz & The Tantrums entitled “The Wrong Party.” SO COOL to bring the collage love to such a damn fine tune and such an amazing stage. The final art embodies the strutting, swaggering spirit of the song, layering live images of the musical artists with my signature blend of metaphorical objects, found ephemera, paint and paper textures. A HUGE THANK YOU to @andygrammer @fitzandthetantrums @hollywoodrecords @smallgiantmgmt

Check out the work in "INDUSTRY COMMISSIONS" in the main navigation above. Really fun!


SELECTED -- WINNER OF 'HOWDY AUSTIN ARTISTS' OPEN CALL COMPETITION

I’m SUPER chuffed to be selected by @artrepreneur_og as one of three winners in the “Howdy Austin Artists” open call! Very special thanks to the Artrepreneur selection team — You bring a big smile to this world-weary face!


FEATURED -- 'NEW THIS WEEK' BY SAATCHI ART

A HUGE thank you to Chief Curator Rebecca Wilson at Saatchi Art for selecting me to feature in this week’s special curated collection of new work. I consider it an honor to be chosen from the over 100,000 artists on the site for this fun grouping. These collections are filled with amazing talent and I’m genuinely humbled to be included alongside those artists.


SELECTED -- THRILLED TO HAVE TWO PIECES IN THE 'BEST OF SHOW' COLLECTION FROM THE OTHER ART FAIR LA

I’m thrilled to have two pieces included in the Best of Fair collection, curated by Nicole Garton, Fair Director at The Other Art Fair! My pieces “Corrosion” from the series Openhanded and “It Only Hurts When I Laugh” from the series “With Apologies To Aaron Copland” were both selected. Both are available at the links in my bio.

Again, I was so pleased to be a part of TOAF LA this year and this is another reason why I am grateful to have been.


THE OTHER ART FAIR LOS ANGELES

March 31 through April 3, I will be joining roughly 140 über-talented artists from across the world for The Other Art Fair Los Angeles. I'm VERY excited for the fair! If you plan to be in LA during that time, please drop by BOOTH 29. I would love to see you!


SAATCHI ART HOLIDAY 2021 CATALOG • IN HOMES EVERYWHERE / ONLINE

Very grateful to be selected for this year’s Saatchi Art Holiday Catalog! It’s a genuine honor to be featured alongside such incredible talent. 


THE OTHER ART VIRTUAL FAIR INTERNATIONAL EDITION • ONLINE • NOVEMBER 8-29, 2021

Also super chuffed to have participated in the International Edition of The Other Art Fair’s Virtual Editions. It’s an immersive 3D digital gallery experience that allows users to explore a virtual exhibition. The group was an uber-talented group of worldwide artists showing their work, and I’m humbled to have been among them. Please check it out!

LAUNCH MY BOOTH >


IN EXHIBITION… OCTOBER 2021 :: THE OTHER ART FAIR LIVE EDITION • ONLINE / DALLAS • OCTOBER 21-34, 2021

It’s been a journey, but I was really thrilled to be live with The Other Art Fair in Dallas October 21-24, 2021. With live DJ sets, demonstrations and a group of 120+ artists showcasing a full range of tasty art to explore, it was a great time!.


IN EXHIBITION… SUMMER 2021 :: YIPPEE-KI-YAY MOTHERFUCKER • SI GALLERY

I was thrilled to be a part of the first show at new Austin gallery concept Si Gallery. With group work as edgy as the show’s name, it was awesome to bring out the themes inherent in my American Myth series in such a compelling way in this setting.


IN EXHIBITION… SUMMER 2021 :: THRIVE! • ART FOR THE PEOPLE GALLERY

So genuinely happy to have been a part of “Thrive!” at Art For The People Gallery. The vibe of the show is bright, varied, and interesting, just like the gallery and its warm staff.


IN EXHIBITION… MAY 2021 :: THE OTHER ART FAIR VIRTUAL EDITION • ONLINE / DALLAS • MAY 25-30, 2021

So genuinely chuffed to have been a part of The Other Art Fair’s inaugural year for Virtual Editions. I will also be showing at the live event in October. It was an immersive 3D digital gallery experience that allows users to explore a virtual exhibition. I have a link to the virtual exhibit unhooked from the overall fair so you can get an idea of what my booth was like.


IN EXHIBITION… APRIL 2021 :: SHADES OF GREEN • COPPELL ART CENTER

Pleased to have my piece “The Five Elements: Wood” in the Coppell Art Center’s show entitled “SHADES OF GREEN.” Always honored to appear in exhibition alongside such talented artists!


IN EXHIBITION… APRIL 2021 :: 55th ANNUAL REGIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION • RICHARDSON CIVIC ART SOCIETY

So thrilled to have two pieces in the Richardson Civic Art Society’s Regional Art Show. Showing are :: “The Past Is Not Dead” and “The Death Of Osiris.” Always honored to appear in exhibition alongside such talented artists.


IN EXHIBITION… APRIL 2021 :: SKY’S THE LIMIT • LAS LAGUNAS GALLERY

So pleased to have my piece “The Five Elements” selected for inclusion in the “SKY’S THE LIMIT” exhibition at the Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. The exhibit is now open to the public, so if you’re in the area, please check it out.


IN EXHIBITION… APRIL 2021 :: PAINTING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC • RHODE ISLAND WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

Look for my piece “Jimmy’s Lament” in the Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s show entitled “PAINTING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC.” Always honored to appear in exhibition alongside such talented artists.


IN EXHIBITION… MARCH 2021 :: ALL ABSTRACT • 311 GALLERY

So pleased to have my piece “Milenberg Joys” selected for inclusion in the “LUMINOSITY” live exhibition at the 311 Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina. There is some truly stunning work in the show and I am honored to appear alongside such talent. The exhibit is now open to the public, so if you’re in the area, please check it out.


IN THE PRESS… MARCH 2021 :: HOUSE AND GARDEN

Look for my piece “Andromeda, The Chained Maiden” in House and Garden UK’s March issue. I’m thrilled to appear in a magazine with such an incredible reputation as an interior influencer and honored to appear alongside the other very talented artists in the featurette.


IN EXHIBITION… FEBRUARY, 2021 :: LUMINOSITY • CULTURAL CENTER OF CAPE COD

So pleased to have my piece “Lust For Life 337” selected for inclusion in the “LUMINOSITY” live exhibition at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts. There is some truly stunning work in the show and I am honored to appear alongside such talent. The exhibit is now open to the public, so if you’re in the area, please check it out.


IN THE PRESS… FEBRUARY 2021 :: MAYFAIR LIFE

Very pleased to be featured in the UK magazine Mayfair Life’s Arts section. The publication has a reputation for connoisseurship and I am honored to appear on its pages.


IN THE PRESS… MARCH 2021 :: ABODE 2

So grateful to be featured in Abode2, a luxury living magazine based out of the UK. They feature some very talented folks, so I am gratified to be among them.


IN THE PRESS… MARCH 2021 :: VANITY FAIR UK

Look for my piece “Bonds 552” in Vanity Fair UK’s March issue. I’m thrilled to appear in a magazine with such a rich tradition as a tastemaker and honored to appear alongside the other very talented artists in the featurette.


IN THE PRESS… DECEMBER 2020 :: VANITY FAIR UK

Look for my piece “Timbre 711” in Vanity Fair UK’s holiday issue. I’m thrilled to appear in a magazine with such a rich tradition as a tastemaker and honored to appear alongside the other very talented artists in the featurette.


IN THE PRESS… DECEMBER 2020 :: VANITY FAIR UK

Look for my piece “Timbre 900” in Vanity Fair UK’s holiday issue. I’m thrilled to appear in a magazine with such a rich tradition as a tastemaker and honored to appear alongside the other very talented artists in the featurette.