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

  • 2020  Visitekaartjes, Galerie Paterswolde, Paterswolde
  • 2020  Patronen, Grote Kerk, Monnikkendam
  • 2020  In( )side Transformative Art Exposition, Vrij Paleis, Amsterdam
  • 2020  Corona Archives Passage, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam
  • 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 - 2019   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

 

 

In the studio with Gunscapes from 2020

At Galerie de Berken in Laren with three Ovum paintings, 2019

Group exposition Figurative Now! in De Boterhal, Hoorn, 2019

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

Beats on a Boat, De Cuevel, Amsterdam