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
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
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
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
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