My black and white figurative art is NOT PHOTOGRAPHY. The original works are monochromatic Oil Paintings on canvas.
The box has become the stage for my modular oil paintings. Each black and white oil stands alone with layering messages from the obvious to the subtle. One painting influences the meaning of its neighbor. I arrange images to convey an allegorical, multi-layered tale. Humor, irony, passion and aggression can be articulated on a single wall. When large numbers of these paintings are displayed together one can have the feeling of looking into the windows of an apartment building, some figures react to others, some seem isolated within their own world.
The impact is similar to the Aids Quilt Project. One panel may be deeply moving and touching, but when seen with counterparts, becomes a larger, more comprehensive statement. Relationships become more evident, larger patterns emerge. I am building on this idea of associations in a more concrete way. Instead of working on one box at a time, I am working in series, within this series, where specific interactions are occurring between boxes/relationships. I have become a painter of Society, and the more boxes I paint the larger that society becomes.
I have purposefully painted all boxes with monochromatic light coming in from the left, so when hanging together, they are cohesive. My dream installation is a single wall of 100 figures. I must admit I have photographed and measured a single wall in MoMA and know it to be possible there. (One must dream big I suppose)
2009- American Art Collector, page 43, April Edition
2009- Lexington Art League of KY, Juried Group Exhibition
2008- Art Basle, Miami Beach FL, Featured with ECG Gallery
2008- Solo Exhibition, Keystone Art & Culture Foundation, PA
2008- ES Publishing, Inclusion in anthology of figurative art
2008- Group Show, Country Club Chicago, IL, Aug
2008- Featured Artist, Burlington County Times, May
2008- Rizzoli Books, anthology of figurative artists, D. Leddick
2008- Solo Exhibition, 7 Arts Studio, Wilmington DE
2008- Three Man Show, Lyman Eyer Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2008- Group Exhibition, Leslie Lohman Gallery, Soho NYC
2008- Solo Exhibition, PHD Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
2007- Representation by PHD Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
2007- Solo Exhibition at the Community Center of San Francisco
2007- Representation by “The Loft Gallery” Puerto Vallarta MX
2007- Solo Exhibition, 7 Arts Studio, Wilmington DE.
2007- Work appearing in The Advocate Magazine, June Edition
2007- Work featured in Genre Magazine, June Edition
2007- Solo Exhibition, Patrick’s Fine Art of Manhattan, NYC.
2007- S.E.A.F., Group Show, Seattle, WA, Featured Artist
2007- March Edition, Featured in Pittsburgh Magazine
2007- Group Exhibition, William Way, Philadelphia, PA
2007- Moxie-Dada Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. Solo Exhibition
2006- Representation at Patrick’s Fine Art of Manhattan, NYC.
2006- Representation at DKC Art of Palm Springs, CA
2006- Ellen Charapko Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Solo Exhibition
2006- Invention “Digi-Dot” Nation Wide Distribution STAPLES
2006- Rodger LaPelle Gallery Solo Exhibition, Philadelphia
2006- Art@Large, Group Exhibition, Midtown NYC
2006- Group Exhibition, William Way, Philadelphia, PA
2006- May Featured Artist, Apex Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2006- TOF Group Show, Figurative Fine Art, Chelsea NYC.
2006- BLUE Magazine, March Edition, Box series included.
2006- Corporate Portrait, CEO of NWL Inc. Bordentown, NJ
2006- Book, “Christian Voodoo” Schiffer Publications, PA
2006- S.E.A.F., Group Show, Seattle, WA. 1st Place Award
2006- Representation by Moxie-Dada Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2006- Representation by Apex Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2005/6- Paintings in ArtNews Magazine Sept 05 – Jan 06
2005/6- Genesis Gallery, Group Exhibition, Asbury Park, NJ
2005- Representation by J&W Gallery New Hope, PA
2005- Representation by Roger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia PA.
2005- 1st Box Painting in Leslie/Lohman Foundation collection, NYC
2005- TOF Group Show, Figurative Fine Art ,Hollywood, CA
2005- Sept. Featured Artist at Artful Deposit, Bordentown, NJ
2005- Staples Invention Quest Finalist; top 10 of 14,000
2005- Painting in the William Way Center Permanent Collection.
2005- Solo Exhibition, William Way Center, Philadelphia (4 mos.)
2005- Group Exhibition, A Gallery Ltd. Wimbledon UK.
2005- Art@Large, Group Exhibition, Midtown NYC
2005-TOF Group Exhibition of Figurative Fine Art, Chelsea, NYC
2005- Kean University, Group Exhibition, Edison, NJ
2005- Representation by Artful Deposit, Bordentown, NJ
2005- Alumni Group Exhibition, College of New Jersey
2004- Geraldine R. Dodge Scholarship winner for Figure Studies
2004- Figure Studies under YALE Professor Burt Yarborough
2004- Group Exhibition, Riches’ Gallery, New Hope, PA (6-mos.)
2004- Representation by Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2004- Publication of Origami Book, Green Candy Press
2004- Paris Representation, Manstouch Galleries, Paris FR.
2004- Regular Representation by the Judy Garland Museum, MN
2004- *Included in Art/Life Collection, Ventura CA.
2003- Participation in the 9-11 NJ Memorial Competition
2003- Article published in Art Calendar Magazine, Ebay Sales & Art
2003- Lesson Published Internationally, School Arts Magazine
2003- Publication of art in book, Deep Blue, by Studio Publications
2003- Figurative Fine Arts Group Show, Pheonix AZ.
2002- Participation in the 9-11 NYC Memorial Competition
2002- Work chosen by Carnegie Museum for Dinosaur Days Project
2002- TOF Group Show, Figurative Fine Art ,Los Angeles, CA
2002- TOF Group Exhibition of Figurative Fine Art, Chelsea, NYC
2002- *Included in Art/Life Collection, Ventura CA.
2001- TOF Group Exhibition of Figurative Fine Art, Chelsea, NYC
2001- Work included at the Leslie Lohman Exhibition, Soho, NYC
2000- Dir. Of Fine Arts Exhibition, Manhattan, NYC, 200,000 guests
1999- Creation of CD, 10 Original Classical Compositions for Piano
1996- 1998 *Included in multiple Art/Life Collections, Ventura CA.
1996- Art makes cover of Art/Life Volume 16, Number 7, Issue 172
1996- Lesson Published Internationally, School Arts Magazine
1995- *Included in Multiple Art/Life Collections, Ventura CA.
1995-Opening Solo Exhibition, Firehouse Gallery, Bordentown NJ
1994- Art Teacher, N. Burlington Regional H.S. Columbus NJ
1994- Opened The Firehouse Gallery, Bordentown, NJ
1994- Wrote and Self Published, Chris & the Magic Shirt
1994- Solo exhibition, American Conciliate of Alexandria, Egypt
1993- Lesson Published Internationally, School Arts Magazine
1993- Art Teacher at Schutz American School, Alexandria EGYPT
1992- Blacksmith at Cold Springs Historic Village.
1991- Blacksmith Apprenticeship at Cold Springs Historic Village
1991- Origami Teacher for Cape May County Voc. NJ
1990- BA Art Education, College of NJ, Certified k-12
1990- Art Teacher at Glenwood Ave. Elementary, Wildwood, NJ
1989- Group Exhibition, Kansai U. Ceramics & Traditional Painting
1988-9- Fine arts Studies, Kansai Gaidai U. Osaka Japan
1987- Created murals, Eden Institute & Johnson Park group homes
1987- First Solo Exhibition Lawrenceville Public Library
*Art/Life is a collection of art in small series, bound monthly & collected by NYC’s MoMA, Guggenheim, Jeu de Paume Paris, Carnegie Museums & more.