Compulsion + Control.
“MIAD completely helped to shape me into who I am today….”
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A motorcyclist and animal psychologist.
Q. What was your first memorable experience with art and design?
Q. How did your MIAD education affect where you are today?
A. It completely helped to shape me into who I am today…it gave me the tools to manage time, problem solve, and have confidence.
>Q. What was the most valuable thing you learned at MIAD?
A. What makes me happy.
Q. What’s the one thing you would tell a high school student who is considering attending MIAD now that you’ve experienced life after graduation?
A. Work harder than you ever have, and enjoy it (the process and success) more than you ever could.
Q. What are your goals for the future, in art/design and in life?
A. Never stop making…
Q. What are some of your hobbies/interests?
A. Reading, in the sun, for hours on end.
Q. Are there any specific parts of your resume that you’d like to share?
A. I was a visiting artist in Kansas, and that was great. And the travel to New York and Vietnam.
ArtChicago, The Stray Show, and GardenFresh were all fun, fun shows that I participated in. The Rust Spot shows were, perhaps, my most memorable shows, with other MIAD grads such as Nate Pate, Harvey Opgenorth, Nick Holbus, Aaron Reiner, Betsy Walton, Amy Lapke, and so many more….
Q. Please define how you saw your major while in school, and how that definition has changed over the years.
A. I loved Sculpture because we could, and did, get into whatever area/media we wanted to work in. We weren’t restricted to a defined discipline — of course, we used space, and volume, and shape, form, etc., etc., but out products took the form of functional objects, or formal pieces, or video, paintings, bronze ingots — whatever! And as far as I can tell, the Sculpture department is still rockin’ the kasba…
Selected solo exhibitions
- The Airplane Project. GARDENfresh, Chicago, IL 2006
- Plane on Plane. Logan Gallery, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI 2005
- Unicorn Cloud. Hotcakes Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 2005
- Flight Path. Hotcakes Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 2004