Artist Statement

“For regions do not suddenly end, as far as I know, but gradually merge into one another. And I never noticed anything of the kind, but however far I went, and in no matter what direction, it was always the same sky, always the same earth, precisely, day after day and night after night. On the other hand, if it is true that regions gradually merge into one another, and this remains to be proved, then I may well have left mine many times, thinking I was still within it. But I preferred to abide by my simple feeling and its voice that said, Molloy, your region is vast, you have never left it and you never shall.”-from Samuel Beckett’s, Molloy

This series of photographs was inspired by the main character from Samuel Beckett’s novel, Molloy. Throughout the story Molloy expressed his feelings of how he wanted to be far off in the vista he saw in his mind rather than on the ground where he stood. I photographed grand vistas as well as the ground under my feet to capture my understanding of this universal desire. My vision was to pair my photographs of enlarged details and the grand vistas back to back hanging them throughout the Richmond Art Center Gallery for the exhibition, “Ballybaba.”

This collection reinforced the concepts I was exploring between relationships and perspective. These pieces are one of a kind limited edition C-prints shot in medium and large format, 4×5 camera, of the Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, California. Each photograph has been hand crafted in the darkroom to express the mood of the concepts being discovered from this body of work.


Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 Urbanism Studies Modified, Vintage Berkeley, Berkeley, Ca.
2010 Big Score Juncture Retrospective, Triptych Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
2008 Solo Mini Show, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, Ca
Light and Dark, Secret Gallery, Berkeley, Ca
Urbanism Studies, The Quarterly at Latham Square, Pro Arts, Oakland, Ca.
2001 Dichotomies, The H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
1999 My friends and bands I like…, Aquarius Records, San Francisco, Ca.
1996 Environmental Observations, B&L Designs, Campbell, Ca.
1994 A Female Photography Exhibit, Stormy Leather, San Francisco, Ca.
1993 Look Within, IMRU, Los Gatos, Ca.
1992 A Triptych Photography Exhibit, Vertigo, Los Angeles, Ca.
1990 Kiss My Ass Good bye, 836 Highland, Los Angeles, Ca.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 Art Murmur- First Friday-Uptown Gallery, Oakland, CA
2009 The 40th Street Cut, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, Ca.
2007 New Visions, Pro Arts, Oakland, Ca.
Two Artists, Gallery 555, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, Ca.
The Landscape Exhibition, Moldova Young Artists Association, Oberliht, Moldova
2006 Transient, Art Space, Montauk, New York
Summer, Annex Gallery, Amagansett, New York
2005 Ballybaba, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, Ca.
2004 Close Calls: 2004, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, Ca.
2003 untitled until..observation and documentation, WORKS / San Jose, San Jose, Ca.
2002 Tribes of Neurot Art Collective, Crucible Steel Gallery, Cell Space, San Francisco, Ca.
Site Unseen: Urban/Suburban/Rural, Olive Hyde Art Center, Fremont, Ca.
2001 The Art of Collecting, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, Ca.
Present/Tense: MFA Graduates, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Ca.
Open Studios, In Color II, San Francisco, Ca.
WEST{ERN}, X Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
MFA Exhibition 2001, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, Ca.
2000 Silent Nights, 143 poplar, San Francisco, Ca.
Fabricated to be Photographed, Calumet Studio, San Francisco, Ca.
Summerland, postandbeam, San Francisco, Ca.
Journey of a Thousand Steps, ARTSHIP Foundation, Oakland, Ca.
Crossroads Art of Revolution/Art of Rescue, Mc Beam Gallery, SFAI, Ca.
1999 Retrogressing Terrastock, National Travelling Photographic Exhibition
The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek, The Studio at Theatre Rhinoceros, San Francisco, Ca.
Spring Show and Senior Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Ca.
Postcard Show, Four Walls, San Francisco, Ca.
1998 Big Deal, Herbst International Exhibition Hall, San Francisco, Ca.
Art Auction, Arts Benicia, Benicia, Ca.
SFAI Staff Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Ca.
Pre-teenage Wildlife,111 Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.