ABOUT

I am a freelance illustrator and painter living in Brooklyn, New York. My work is inspired by the absurdities of the human and natural world, often juxtaposing the two. Primarily working in acrylics my style is inspired by pop- surrealism, romanticism, and  19th Century scientific illustration. I have experience in editorial, children's book, advertising, and fine art illustration, and have taught painting classes. 

I am currently working towards my MFA in illustration at the School of Visual Arts. I am a goose enthusiasts, and can eat two pounds of grapes in one sitting. 

CONTACT

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EDUCATION
School of Visual Arts
MFA Illustration as Visual Essay 2021
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 
BFA Illustration 2018
EXHIBITIONS
2020: Color Management: SVA Flatiron Gallery | New York, NY
2020: MassArt Auction: Bakalar and Paine Galleries | Boston, MA
2020: Starta Arta: Gramercy Gallery | New York, NY
2020: Our Concerning Paradise: The Living Gallery | Brooklyn, NY
2020: Chuck's Bucket: SVA Gramercy Gallery | New York, NY
2019: Seeking Spaces: Bushwick Open Studios | Brooklyn, NY
2019: Illustration Exhibit: The Art League Gallery | Alexandria, VA
2019: Little Compton Art Auction | Little Compton, RI
2019: MassArt Auction: Bakalar and Paine Galleries | Boston, MA
2019: Illustration West 57 Gallery Show: Swains HQ | Glendale, CA
2018: Holiday Show: Imago Foundation for the Arts | Warren, RI
2018: 30 & Under: Imago Foundation for the Arts | Warren, RI
2018: MassArt Auction: Bakalar and Paine Galleries | Boston, MA
2018: All School Show: Doran Gallery | Boston, MA
2018: Illustration Senior Thesis Show: President's Gallery | Boston, MA
2018: Fruit Froot Frute: Student Life Gallery | Boston, MA
2017: Green Arts Festival: MassArt | Boston, MA
2017: Yellow Show: Student Life Gallery | Boston, MA
2017: AFK Student Scholarship Competition | Boston, MA
2017: All School Show: President's Gallery | Boston, MA
2017: Student Show: Gallery 263 | Cambridge, MA
2017: Out of the Blue Too Gallery | Cambridge, MA
2015: Away Show: Student Life Gallery | Boston, MA

INTERVIEWS/ ARTIST TALKS

2019: Motif Magazine

2018: Imago Foundation for the Arts

2018: Boston Voyager 

PUBLICATIONS

2020: Motif Magazine: November Issue

2020: Rhode Island Monthly: November Issue

2020: The New Yorker: Daily Shouts (Apartment Hunt 2020)

2020: Motif Magazine: Rhode Island Beaches and Bike Paths

2020: Tiny Showcase: The Neighborhood 

2020: The Nation's OppArt: Running Outfits: Covid Edition

2020: New York Poster House: #CombatCovid

2020: Milton Glaser Design Study Center: Glaser Archives

2020: Print Magazine: The Daily Heller 

2019: Rhode Island Monthly: January Issue

2019: 3x3 Magazine: No. 16

2019: Rhode Island Monthly: July Issue

2019: Motif Magazine: Alternative Romance Issue 

2018: Pigment: Bird Houses

2018: Rhode Island Monthly: November Issue

2018: Rhode Island Monthly: October Issue 

2018: Creative Quarterly No. 53

2018: Creative Quarterly No. 51

2017: David and The Seagull (Children's Book)

2017: ACS Greeting Card

2017: On Tray Magazine: Beautiful Spring 2017

2016: MassArt Center of Vision: April Issue

AWARDS

2020: SVA Merit Scholarship

2020: American Illustration 39 | The Archive 

2019: The Art League | Illustration Exhibition Honorable Mention

2019: Little Compton Community Center | Award of Excellence

2019: 3x3 Illustration Show No. 16 | Honorable Mention

2018: Society of Illustrators: West 57

2018: Creative Quarterly No. 53 | Runner-Up

2018: George Nick Prize

2018: MassArt | Illustration Departmental Honors

2018: Creative Quarterly No. 51 | Runner-Up

2017: AFK Student Scholarship | Runner-Up

John Rego 2020