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Lives and works in San Francisco, California

  • Education

    1991-1993 
    Apprentice to the sculptor David Mach. Constructed sculptural installations in Poland, France, and Great Britain.

    1988-1990 
    California State University San Francisco
    Graduated Magna Cum-Laude Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Bachelor of Arts, major: English Literature/Creative Writing

    1986-88
    Homerton College, Cambridge University, England

  • Commissions

    2012-13
    Caruso’s Dream A permanent site specific sculpture for Media Gulch in San Francisco
    Avalon Bay Developers, BRAF Art Consultants, San Francisco, CA

    2013
    Lantern Gate  A permanent Site specific Sculpture for the City of Sacramento
    Sacramento Arts Commission, Fire Station 43

    2009-13
    ICE A permanent site specific Installation
    Lower East Side, New York
    Private Commission

    2009-13
    Preserve24, a site-specific sculptural installation
    Lower East Side, New York
    Private Commission

    2008-2009
    Speechless  A permanent site-specific Sculpture
    Oakland Art Museum Public Library, Lafayette, CA

    2006-2008
    The Language of the BirdsA permanent site-specific sculpture
    San Francisco Arts Commission Broadway and Columbus Plaza, San Francisco, CA

    2005-2006
    Traffic of Ideas A permanent site-specific sculpture
    Seattle Arts Commission Gateway Sculpture, Seattle, WA

    2004
    Desire for the Other  A large-scale sculpture
    Commissioned by the San Jose Museum of ArtSan Jose Museum of Art , CA

    2004
    Rungs to Asentient Planes  A temporary public sculpture collaboration with Jonah Roll
    Part of the Hearts in San Francisco Project, San Francisco,CA

    2003
    Labyrinth a permanent site-specific sculpture
    Commissioned by Sunnyvale Art Commission
    Yahoo! Headquarters, Sunnyvale, CA

    2001
    Convertibles permanent site-specific sculpture in Willow Oaks Park
    Commissioned by Menlo Park Art Commission
    Willow Oaks Park,Menlo Park, CA

    2000
    Herd Instinct permanent site-specific sculpture
    Commissioned by BEP-Emeryville, L.P.
    Emerytech Building, Emeryville, CA

    1999
    SubStrada nine permanent site-specific sculptures
    Commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission
    Bernal Heights Bus Bulb Project, San Francisco, CA

    1999
    “The Ave” Street Design and Public Art Project
    Collaborated with the city architect and city planner to redesign a prominent street in the university district of Seattle (University Ave) and incorporate art into all aspects of the design.
    Commissioned by he Seattle Arts Commission Seattle, WA

    1998-1999
    Photogenesis permanent site-specific sculpture
    Commissioned by King Count Arts Commission
    North SeaTac park, King County, WA

    1998
    Samson permanent site-specific sculpture
    Commissioned by the Sacramento Arts Commission
    Sacramento International Airport, CA

    1997
    Body of Urban Myth permanent site-specific sculpture
    Commissioned by the Palo Alto Arts Commission and Harold Holbach
    Sheridan Plaza, Palo Alto, CA

    1996-97
    Defenestration site-specific sculptural mural
    Funded by the NEA, Andy Warhol Foundation, and private funds
    6th and Howard, San Francisco, CA

    1994
    Herd Morality temporary site-specific public sculpture
    Commissioned by Center for the Arts
    Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens – San Francisco, CA

    1993
    Climbing Frenzy temporary site-specific sculpture
    Commissioned by San Francisco Art Commission Gallery
    San Francisco Art Commission Gallery – San Francisco, CA

  • Awards

    2010
    SF Weekly awarded “Language f the birds “Best Public Artwork” in San Francisco

    2008
    Americans For The Arts, recognized the solar powered light based art work “Language of the Birds” as one of America’s Best Public Artworks created in the United States in 2008.

    2007
    The John D. and Susan P. Diekman Fellowship, Djerassi Resident Artists Program

    2007 
    LEAP Award for excellence in Public art.

    2002
    Sacramento Bee award for best public artwork in Sacramento for the Samson site-specific sculpture

    2000
    Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Award: Best Distraction During SOMA Gridlock for Defenestration

    1998
    Rebecca Goldfarb Fellowship Recipient Djerassi Foundation
    Precita Eyes Mural Award: Most innovative mural for “Defenestration

    1997
    Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Award: Best Gonzo Art Funk Project for “Defenestration
    Beautification Award for Defenestration: San Francisco Beautiful for “Defenestration

    1996
    Cultural Equity Grant Recipient: Funding to create “Metaphorm” a sculptural, seaworthy, interactive, playable acoustic instrument forty-seven feet in length; constructed in the style of a traditional medieval lute. A wooden fishing boat will serve as the rounded base, a decking s a soundboard. Project to be completed by Spring 1998.
    NEA Grant Recipient: Funding through New Langton Arts, Artist’s Projects Grant, to create “Defenestration” a grand scale site-specific sculptural mural on the side of a dilapidated multi- story building in San Francisco. Project completed Feb. 1997.

    1993
    San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant Recipient: Funding to create a large scale, site-specific sculpture in collaboration with 15 inner city, underprivileged, children at Charles Drew Elementary school, San Francisco.

  • Artist Residencies

    2006
    Djerassi Resident Artists Program: Artist in residence Award: Residency for the month of June, 2006.

    1997
    Artist in Residence: Bay Area Discovery Museum: worked with youths to create a fleet of floating sculptures for the San Francisco Bay. Residency from Feb-May 1997.

    1996
    Djerassi Resident Artists Program: Artist in residence Award: Residency for the month of May 1997.

    1994
    Artist in Residence/Artist Educator: Stanford University: Sculpture Garden project collaborating with sculptors from Papua New Guinea and Jim Mason.

    1993-1996
    Artist in Residence: LEAP, Artist in the schools project, residencies in schools throughout the Bay Area including: Oakland, San Carlos, Belmont, Palo Alto and San Francisco.

    1994-Present
    Artist in Residence: Project Artaud, Artist’s community; San Francisco, CA

     

     

  • Selected Exhibitions

    2005
    Los Angeles Art Fair for contemporary and new art
    Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
    Art LA, Los Angeles, CA

    2004
    Rungs to Asentient Planes” a temporary public sculpture collaboration with Jonah Roll
    Part of the Hearts in San Francisco Project, San Francisco,CA
    Group Show: “Domestic Odyssey Show”, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
    Desire for the Other” a site-specific sculpture

    2001
    Group Show: A collection of Djerassi Artist’s pages exhibition, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery

    1997
    Group Show: Contemporary Bay Area Surrealists, 111 Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    1996 
    Juried Show: “Best of Open Studios” 8th floor Gallery Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA

     

    1996
    Two Person show: Sightings Gallery, San Francisco,CA

    1995
    Metered Growth a Site-Specific Sculpture: Phoenix Motel, San Francisco, CA

    1995
    Group Show: SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    1995
    Group show: Figure Five Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    1996
    Group show: 111 Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    1994
    Two person show: Acme Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Group show: “The Artists of Project Artaud” Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    1991
    Kohler & Chase N.Y. as part of show: “Levity Allowed” Artisans Art Gallery; Marin, CA