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Artist in middletown, CT

About

Born and raised in Memphis, TN, I studied art at the University of Memphis and moved to Connecticut in 2013. After living in a bubble for most of my life, I decided to branch out and see a new perspective of the country with a couple of friends. After all, at the time I was almost 30 and still living with my parents. The Millennial Dream. I prefer to paint people as a coping mechanism for my social anxiety disorder. I’m sure people’s first impression of me is either that of a serial killer or a stand offish snob. I also have horrible A.D.D. (I am not hyperactive, so no “H”) that I have not been able to treat yet. Currently, I live in Middletown, CT with my partner Brian. We do a lot of gay things.

Artist Statement

 

Since early 2017, I have been exploring the subject matter of social media and its effects on individuals. It was social media created which created selfies for our dopamine addicted selves and it is through selfies that I draw most of my inspiration. I play on the notion that people feel a need for instant gratification as they constantly expose themselves. Private and unflattering moments are now made public through mass consumed disposable images. I have mocked this notion through my painting by recreating them in a more permanent and physical representation of the individuals.

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Current Work

 

This gallery contains art images of “fabulous full frontal nudity.”

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 Exhibitions


2019 SameSex 2019 Group Show,

Curated by Steven Gerber and Suzanne Kachmar,

City Lights Gallery,

265 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport, CT

#BeSeenWadsworth Photography Contest,

Be Seen: Portrait Photography Since Stonewall,

Juried by Ricardo Reyes, Edith Dale Monson and Judith Thorpe,

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

600 Main St., Hartford, CT

2018                                         Open Studios Group Show,

                                               Art Space Hartford Gallery

                                               555 Asylum St., Hartford, CT                


                                               City-Wide Open Studios,

                                               Erector Square Weekend

            Art Space New Haven

                                               Erector Square,

                                               315 Peck St, #C12, New Haven, CT


2012                                         Draw. Shoot. Dye.,

                                               2012 University of Memphis Advanced Painting BFA Senior

                                               Thesis Exhibition Student Art Show,

                                               Marshall Arts,

                                               2497 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN


2011                                            28th Annual Juried Student Exhibition: AMUM

                                               Juror: Don Gregorio Anton

                                               Art Museum of the University of Memphis,

                                               Memphis, TN


2010                                            Art of Caring,

Clark Opera Memphis Center,

                                               Memphis, TN

                                               Charity Auction Benefiting Baptist Hospice House and the

Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief


2010                                         Exhibition Momentum: Memphis 2010,

Super Printer,  

                                              Memphis, TN

Outreach in the Development of the Arts (CODA)

                                              at Rhodes College