Selected Exhibitions and Commissions
“3rd Paradigm” — Upcoming 6-person show, scheduled for June 2016, Mesa Library Gallery, Los Alamos, NM.
Nabia Gallery — (inside Cultural Space Callaeci Bracari, av. João XXI), my work on display, Braga, Portugal
“Threading Forever” — 4-person show, June 2015, Mesa Library Gallery, Los Alamos, NM, USA.
“The Art of Women” — 15 person juried invitational, October 2014, GAB Studio, Miami, FLA, USA.
“Rearte Gallery 2008-2013” — One of the featured artists in this by Abd Masoud, 5 year anniversary commemorative book of the gallerysoud, Nov 2013.
Galerie Kaplanka — Group show, June 2013. Protivin, Czech Republic.
Speicher Gallery — Group show, May 2013. Idstein, Germany.
NM State Bar — My sculpture « Secrets: Hidden Dreams of the Two » featured on cover of the official magazine of the NM State Bar, June 22, 2011 issue.
“Privatsphären” — (Private Spheres) 8 person show . Rearte Gallery, Vienna, Austria. Opening in October 2011.
“18 Days” — Juried group show. Munoz Waxman Gallery at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, USA. February – March 2011.
NM State Bar — My sculpture « Stance » featured on cover of the official magazine of the NM State Bar, November 29, 2010 issue.
“Planet Earth Planet Art” — Featured artist in MIRCA book. In support of Friends of the Earth International. Published March 2010.
“Earth Narratives” — Two-person show. August 2009. Matrix Fine Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
City of Albuquerque Public Art Program — « Waterfall of the New Moon » selected for purchase. June 2009. One of the artworks featured (on page 4) in Hakim Bellamy’s poem « Sidewalk Society » — written in 2013 for the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program 35th Anniversary and Urban Enhancement Trust Fund 30th Anniversary
“Corrections” — Juried International Show. March 2009. SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Shelter In Place — Juried invitational. August 2008. Mission Street Gallery, Jemez Springs, NM, USA.
“Journey” Invitational — November 2007. Iron Willow Gallery, Canon, NM, USA.
“2 pi r” — Artists in the Round Four person exhibit. July 2007. SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA.
“Jemez In Focus: 20 Perspectives” — Juried invitational. April 2007. Sandoval County Historical Society, Bernalillo, NM, USA.
“Luminescense: A Light in the Dark” — Juried invitational. Dec. 2006. Art Jemez Gallery, Jemez Springs, NM, USA.
Art Jemez — Regional cooperative for New Mexico artists. Co-founder, co-director, curator and organizer for all their exhibitions.
“The Long Road Home” Solo show — Sept. 2001-Nov. 2001. KAOS Gallery, Wilmington, VT, USA.
“The Mask: Magic Or Menace “ Juried invitational — July 2000. City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ, USA.
Holocaust Resource Center Solo installation — 12 sculptures. 8/1999 – 8/2001. 5 pieces purchased by and on display at the Center. Manhasset, N, USAY.
Line Avenue Art School & Gallery — Taught children’s art classes in my home studio, organizing shows for my students every 10 weeks, 1999. LIndenhurst, NY, USA.
ALLI Invitational — September 1999. Art League of Long Island, B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY, USA.
“Passing Through Again” Solo show — May 1996. Jemez Views Gallery, Jemez Springs, NM, USA.
“Five In The Jemez “ — Invitational. August 1993. Jemez Views Gallery, Jemez Springs, NM, USA.
“Salon Des Refuses” — Invitational. March 1993. Gallery at the Rep, Santa Fe, NM, USA.
“Sculpture New Mexico “ — Juried invitational. February 1993. Santa Fe Community College, USA.
New Mexico Sculptors Guild Invitational — March 1992. Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM, USA.
“Abstract /Abstraction” — Juried group show. March 1992. Kino Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, USA.
“Time And Place” — 12 person juried invitational. August 1991. United Albuquerque Artists, Dartmouth Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, USA.
“¡Magnifico! The Art Of Albuquerque” — Group show, juried. May 1991. Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM, USA.
“Reptilian Hearts” — February 1989. Commissioned piece for Snapshots, Inc. New York, NY, USA.
“Hoboken Heroes” — Juried invitational. November 1984. Private loft, Hoboken, NJ, USA
“Cityscapes” — Juried invitational. March 1982. Private loft, New York, NY, USA.
“Hermas Out! II” — Commissioned piece for Just William, Inc. 1981. Large wall piece (shipped to London, England). New York, NY, USA.
“Hermas Out! I“ — Commissioned installation for Just William, Inc. 1981. Large ceiling piece (permanently installed in Los Angeles, CA.) New York, NY.
“Passing Through” — Three-person exhibit. June 1977. Matters of the Art Gallery (MOTA), Baton Rouge, LA
“Erotica” — Juried invitational. May 1977. MOTA Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
“Young Americans” — Juried invitational. 1976. University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, USA.
Matters of the Art — Louisiana artists’ cooperative for Baton Rouge and New Orleans artists. Co-founder, co-director, curator and organizer for all their exhibitions.
Old State Capitol — Juried group show. Summer 1976. Old State Capitol Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
“Serpentine” — Solo show, March 1976. Matters of the Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
University of Arizona — 2015, Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space, Coursera.
Parsons New School — 1984, Metal Jewelry, NYC.
New York University — 1982, COBOL programming, NYC.
Louisiana State University — 1974, BFA, Baton Rouge, LA.
Selected Art Direction and Publishing
“Drifting . . . Art & Poetry Explorations” — book, 2013, art editor/designer/participant. Shortlisted for 2014 Saboteur Award for Best Anthology at London Book Club.
“Estuary: A Confluence of Art & Poetry” — book, 2012, art editor/designer/participant, winner of Saboteur Award for 2013 Best Mixed Anthology at London Book Club.
“Gateway : An Artists’ Time Capsule” — project book, 2012, art editor/designer.
“Privatsphären” — Vienna exhibition book, 2011, art director/designer.
Popular Mechanics Magazine/Hearst Publications — NYC. 1997 – 2003, associate art director, recipient of
American Design awards.
Rolling Stone Magazine/Straight Arrow Publishing — NYC. 1980 – 1988, production manager/art staff.
Village Voice Publishing — NYC. February 1988 – June 1989, computer systems operations manager.
1977-1980, art staff.
My work relates to the changing mental, spiritual, and emotional landscapes that we traverse in life. Spaces are defined to convey a particular realm of existence, quest, gesture, moment in time, or saga, reflecting the dichotomies of life: order/chaos, refinement/rawness, the primal/the intellect, tranquility/turbulence. Pieces are often cut from one flat sheet of metal, torched, and then the sculpture pulled out into a 3D work. This process produces a fluid quality, which transforms the metal’s natural rigidity. Most works represent passages through hardships or transitions. However, in some series such as the Arcs/Restrung Bows, Citadel Triad, and the String Band series, the calmness and harmony achieved after these difficult transits are expressed. Color in my work is brought about by torching or oxidizing/weathering the materials, particularly copper and steel. Thus in a very literal fashion, I also ‘paint’ with fire and water.
String Band series of sculptures:
Music is communication that crosses the fabricated or artificial divisions of nations and ethnic groups. My « String Band » series of abstracted string instruments is a tribute to the harmony, beauty, and joy that music brings to people. Music draws people closer together and erases the boundaries that we humans have made to separate ourselves.
Originally from Louisiana, I currently reside in New Mexico, but lived and worked in NYC for 20 years. Schools: BFA in sculpture from LSU/Baton Rouge, two semesters at Parson’s New School/NYC, and one semester at NYU. Co-founded and co-directed two artists cooperatives (Matters of the Art in Louisiana and Art Jemez in NM), organized and curated many art exhibitions, and published four books under my art company Moon and Mountain. Designer and art editor for all four books. Other publishing credentials include: production manager (Rolling Stone), computer systems operation manager (The Village Voice), and associate art director (Popular Mechanics)