about


 

 History

  • Currently I have painted more than one hundred and twenty commissioned artworks for American and European private collectors and the Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum.
  • 2018 Started the series of “Gunscape” paintings in November.
  • 2015 - 2019  Full time art student at Wackers Academie, Amsterdam.
  • 2006 - 2007  Created artworks for the Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum’s permanent exhibition for children.  (See Expositions.)
  • 2000 - 2005  Researched and experimented with traditional paint-making techniques. Worked on creating thixotropic paint based on spectrometric analysis of paint samples from Rembrandt's work.
  • 2002  Worked with Richard Keijlewer painting psychedelic murals in Cafe Get Down To It, Amsterdam.
  • 2000  Painted two portraits designed and commissioned by artist Ram Katzir that appeared in the Van Loon Museum’s Exposition “Home is where the heArt is,” Amsterdam.
  • 1999 - 2000  Painted twenty-nine commissioned artworks for the exhibition “In Mokum Staat een Huis,” Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum.  (See Expositions.)
  • 1998 - 2011  Worked on portrait commissions, taught art lessons, hosted model drawing sessions and participated in open studio routes.
  • 1997  Received an art grant from the Drury Foundation which funded my first studio in Amsterdam, situated around the corner from the Rembrandthuis Museum.
  • 1995  Immigrated from the USA to the Netherlands
  • Born May 19, 1970 in Berkeley, California, USA

 

Education

  • 2015 - 2019 - Wackers Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Completed a four year full time studio art program in drawing, sculpture, painting and art history and theory.  One year independent study with Sam Drukker.
  • 1990 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.  Summer courses in philosophy and film.
  • 1988 - 1992 - BA from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York.  Independent major in Existential Philosophy and Theatre of the Absurd. Studio art courses with Ann Daly and Harry Roseman.

 

Expositions

  • 2019 Figuratief Now!, De Boterhal, Hoorn
  • 2019 Graduation Exposition, Wackers Academie, Amsterdam
  • 2019 Group expo, Galerie De Berken, Laren
  • 2019 Wackers Academie Exposition of Small Works, Amsterdam
  • 2018 Rendering Likeness, group exposition of contemporary portraiture, La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
  • 2018 Pieta Painting Exposition in conjunction with Zingis Choir performances in Zeist and Driebergen
  • 2017   Wackers Tuin student exposition, Amsterdam
  • 2017   Cafe Zamen expo for 24H Noord, Amsterdam
  • 2017   Halte Zamenhofstraat Open Ateliers
  • 2017   Wackers Student Exposition
  • 2017   Summer Show, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam
  • 2017   Schilderfestival Noordwijk
  • 2017   Slordig Schilderen Exposition, Wackers Academie
  • 2016   Portrettenparade 2016, Amsterdam
  • 2016   Expo at Beats on a Boat, De Ceuvel, Amsterdam
  • 2016   Student Exposition, Wackers Academie
  • 2016   Pintar Rapido painting contest, Amsterdam
  • 2016   Schilderfestival Noordwijk
  • 2016   Pop Up Expo, Zamenhofstraat Studio, Amsterdam
  • 2016   Wackers Student Exposition, Amsterdam
  • 2007 -  present   Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum.  Worked on nineteen paintings, numerous painted sculptures, and a doll’s house, created together with artist Ram Katzir for the ongoing exposition for children.
  • 2005   Two expositions in the Bibliotheek Pintohuis, Amsterdam
  • 2005   Solo exposition in Cafe Bern, Amsterdam
  • 2002 -  present   Psychedelic murals in Cafe Get Down To It, Amsterdam, created together with Richard Keijlewer
  • 2000 - 2006   Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum.  Created twenty-nine oil paintings together with artist Ram Katzir, which appeared in the first version of the Children's Museum.  The exposition won the Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds Prijs and received funding for a permanent Children's Museum.
  • 1999 Van Beek Watercolor Competition Expo, 2nd place prize winner
  • 1998 - 2006   Participated in Amsterdam Nieuwmarkt and Zamenhof Open Ateliers

 

 

Group exposition Figurative Now in De Boterhal, Hoorn

Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum, Pintar Rapido, and Schilderfestival Noordwijk.

Beats on a Boat, De Cuevel, Amsterdam