What interests me most about visual art is the story that unfolds during the creative process. Art is connected to the stories and lives of people transpiring in the world around us. I try to show this in my visual work attempting to depict the tangled web of emotions, stories, and experiences that we all share. This happens in the studio, yes, but I also try to share this experience by bringing the making of art into public places. By creating with musicians and speakers in a variety of settings, the audience is allowed to partake in the creative process, finding themselves personally relating to the art and internalizing their own experience with it. I hope that this exposure to the creative process helps evolve the visual arts to a more tangible and important element in our culture and brings about (in any way) an awakening in the human soul.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:Alliance Is Rebellion, Bombsheller, Seattle, WA 2015 We Are Not Troubled Guests, Wood Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2014 Cruciformity, Xnihilo Gallery, Houston, TX March 2012 Jerusalem Stations of the Cross, Xnihilo Gallery, Houston, TX March 2011 Saints of LOST, Xnihilo Gallery, Houston, TX January 2010 Solo Show, Cafe Verite Ballard, Seattle, WA, June 2009 Solo Show, Cafe Verite Ballard, Seattle, WA, 2007 Faces of Orphans, Icon Coffee, Seattle WA, 2007 Surf, Herkimer Coffee, Seattle WA, 2007 Green Lake, Cafe Verite Madrona, Seattle WA, 2007 Adultery, Solo Show, New York Fashion Academy, Seattle WA, 2007 Foster Care, Green Bean Cafe, Seattle WA, 2006 Summer and Prayers, Chocolati, Seattle WA, 2006
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:The Vancouver Project I, Lookout Gallery, Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., January 2009 The Vancouver Project I, Fat Tiger Studios, Seattle, WA, December 2008 Beauty For Ashes, The Chartreuse Muse Galley, Modesto, CA, 2008 Faces of Hope, Urban Artworks Gallery, Alpharetta, GA, 2007 Nature Artwalk, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Seattle WA, 2007 RE-Store Art Show, Ballard Artwalk, Seattle WA, 2006
MENTIONS:Artist in Residence, Ecclesia Church, Houston, TX, Sept 2009 – Present Artist in Residence, Urbana Convention, St Louis, MO, Dec 2009 Artist For Urban Hymnal 1, Seattle, WA, 2008 By/For Artist Residency, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 2008 AIDS Mural with WorldVision, Bumbershoot Music Festival 2005 Artist in Residence, DOXA Church, Seattle, WA,2004-2006
PUBLICATIONS:Artwork for Derek Webb’s Feedback Album, 2010 Illustrations for The Gospel According to Jesus by Chris Seay, 2010 Illustrations for True Religion by Palmer Chinchen, 2010 Illustrations for The Gospel According to LOST by Chris Seay, 2009
EDUCATION:Western Washington University, Bellingham WA, 2000 Bachelor in Secondary Education, Arts