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MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)Prior to 2012
Artist StatementI am an American painter, painting the American landscape. My quest has led to industrial imagery, construction, and the highway. The unassuming, environmentally brutal, and congested imagery we never look at. The product of progress, the scenery we choose not to see. The complexity and contradiction of the American landscape promotes an aesthetic response that reflects on humanity, the environment, and on the dynamics of these metaphor-rich narratives. As we daily navigate our way through the landscape we have created, we can choose to see, or not. The beauty of truck in landscape is that truck is landscape. Industry is landscape. My painting asserts the primal relationships of man and his environment. We must embrace the obvious to understand the human condition. This is our landscape.
BORN Corpus Christi, Texas, 1955 EDUCATION M.F.A., Painting, 1985, Brooklyn College, C.U.N.Y., Brooklyn, NY. B.A., Fine Arts, Painting, 1977, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. AWARDS: The Haas-Wilkerson Pinnacle, Gold Metal Award for the Waterfront Festival Poster, Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts, 2003 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award 2002, MD Prince George’s Council Individual Artists Grant, 1993-94, Bowie, MD. Residency Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, 1991, Johnson,VT. Fulbright Fellowship, Painting (at-large), 1986-87, Florence, Italy. COLLECTIONS Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Richmond, VA. Chase/Chemical Bank of New York, Nassau, Bahamas. Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY. SELECTED ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS: 2012, Saville Gallery, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD; 2006 Diliberto Gallery, Baltimore, MD; 2004 Garden Architects Gallery, Annapolis, MD; 1999 Paper, Rock, Scissors Gallery, Hampton, Baltimore, MD; 1998 Mill River Gallery, Oella, MD; 1994 University of Maryland, St. Charles Center, Waldorf, MD; 1993 Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, MD. 1993 Capital Center Gallery, Landover, MD; 1991 World Trade Center Gallery, Baltimore, MD.