I am an artist who cherishes balance and ambiguity and I express it through a variety of working methods, from abstracted realities to nonobjective paintings of grids, I believe reality exists on the edge of perception. And while my father is my greatest influence, Brice Marden and Agnes Martin are among my inspirations, as well as my family and dearest friends, and too, the people I meet in every direction. I received my B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City where I graduated with honors. My M.F.A. is from Hunter College, City University of New York. I have studied with such luminaries as Jack Whitten, Marilyn Minter, David Chow, Juan Sanchez, Sanford Wurmfeld, Tobi Kahn, Lucio Pozzi, Tim Rollins, Mary Heilman, Susan Crile, Anton van Dalen, Suzanne Anker, Donald Kuspit, and Katy Siegel among others. I am a teacher of art at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri. I have been exhibited in a gallery in New York City, Saint Louis, Kansas City and Columbia, Missouri.