I am a 24 year-old artist from Chicagoland living in Grand Rapids, MI. In May of 2021 I received my Masters of Fine Arts in painting from the Kendall College of Art and Design in downtown GR. Before grad school I got my Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting at the University of Notre Dame—Go Irish! If you click around my website you will see that I work in a variety of styles, but I am a painter through and through. I’m a painter deep down to the bone.
My work pays homage to the classic techniques and materials of the old masters, but my maximalist bombardment of pop culture symbols and urban iconography speaks with a more contemporary flavor. I am increasingly interested in creating more existential and symbolist illustrations that analyze the unstoppable evolutionary and market forces that dictate so much current human behavior, while still highlighting strong technical skill, rich color, and my signature sense of humor. I'll be making a homecoming to Chicago this summer where I'll try to make a name for myself as the new bad boy in town slinging canvases around The Windy City.