Biography

I've explored a number of different facets in the arts world over the past two decades before focusing on metalwork in my studio here at the Northrup King Building. I received my undergraduate degree in Painting and Drawing, worked at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, lived in Italy for a year in preparation for graduate school and earned a Master's Degree in Art History.

After my Master's I moved out to San Francisco where I first started working with metal. While working I took part-time classes at the California College of Arts where I began my focus on Sculpture and metalwork. I focused on fabricating and bronze casting, eventually working as a Teaching Assistant at the College and then taught my own Sculpture/Welding classes at The Crucible in Berkeley.

I also had the privilege of working for the studios of Marilyn Levine, Clay Jensen and Peter Voulkos during this time.

In Mid-2003 I moved to Minneapolis and soon after found my studio in the Northrup King Building. Since then I've been developing different series of work such as the Earthworks, Compartment, Tectonics and Topographic Map Series, participating in various shows, and accepting residential and commercial commission work.

Videos

TPT Television Interview, 2011

Loram Sculpture, 2010

Studio Tour, 2010

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