His work in stipple has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
Artist Alley Gallery opening
In the paint artist 2022
2021 Dot Dot Dot the Code exhibition
2021 Intermezzo solo exhibition
2020 online exhibit Sarracenia Gallery
2017 Cerritos Library, Cerritos, CA
2017-2018 Avenue 50 Studio, Highland Park, CA
2016, 2014 Studio City Art Walk, Studio City, CA
2016 Rustic Bar, Las Feliz, CA
2016 Areteologist Gallery, La Puente, CA
2015 Sierra Madre Art Gallery, Sierra Madre, CA
2015 Sierra Madre Circle Gallery, Art Jury Competition, Sierra Madre, CA
2105 Stay Gallery, Downey, CA
2014 Ye Rustic Inn Gallery, Emerging Artists, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Monrovia Association of Fine Art, Monrovia CA
2013 Claremont Loft, Claremont, CA
2012 Paint & Play, Monrovia, CA
2011 Fontana Art Gallery, Fontana, CA
2010 Studio 71, Two Man Show, Claremont, CA
2008 Columbia College Gallery, Columbia WA
2008 Regina Quick Center for the Arts, Bonaventure, NY
2008 University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KA
2008 Rockford College Art Gallery, Rockford, IL
2008 Evergreen Galleries, Evergreen State College, WA
2008 Hillstrom Museum of Art, St. Peter, MN
2007 Lower Columbia College, Longview WA
2007 Rockford College Art Gallery, Rockford, IL
2006 Illinois State University, Normal, IL
2005 Regina Quick Center for the Arts, Bonaventure, NY
2005 Smithsonian Museum Art Viewing, Washington, DC
2005 – 2007 VSA Art Tour
Honorable Mention - (Confusion) - S. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institute - WA, D.C. - September 2005
City of Pomona Key Art Award (Gasping) - April 2004 Bank of America Art Achievement Award - June 1998 District's Fantasy Art Award -April 1998
Color Pencil Art Award - May 1998
As an artist working primarily in stipple and pointillism, my creative process delves into the complex layers of societal issues. Through my artwork, I aim to shed light on pressing matters such as automation, gentrification, and diseases that can either be inherited or caused by environmental factors, such as asthma and diabetes.
My artistic journey begins with a unique ritual, driven by my personal experience as a dyslexic individual. I find that writing down my ideas, although challenging due to my dyslexia, is an essential step in the creative process. Putting my thoughts on paper allows me to externalize and organize the swirling concepts in my mind, giving them a tangible form. It is through this act of transferring ideas from my head onto the page that I can begin to explore their deeper meaning.
Once my ideas are captured on paper, I allow them to marinate and solidify in my subconscious as I sleep. This period of rest becomes a transformative phase, where the seeds of inspiration take root and germinate. Upon awakening, I embark on the physical manifestation of my artistic vision.
Stipple and pointillism, with their meticulous and time-consuming nature, perfectly align with my desire to convey the intricate nature of societal issues. Each dot, meticulously placed, represents a thread in the fabric of the topic at hand. The accumulation of countless dots forms a cohesive whole, much like the interconnectedness of societal dynamics.
Through my artwork, I strive to provoke contemplation and spark dialogue. By delving into themes that are often overlooked or misunderstood, I aim to challenge societal norms and evoke empathy in the viewer. I believe that art has the power to elicit emotional responses and engage viewers on a deeper level, transcending language and cultural barriers.
In essence, my art is a visual representation of the intangible complexities that shape our world. It is an exploration of the human condition, the struggles we face, and the forces that shape our lives. Through my unique creative process and the intricate technique of stipple and pointillism, I aim to create a visual language that communicates the nuances of societal issues, offering a glimpse into the profound connections that bind us all.
I invite viewers to embark on a journey through my artwork, to reflect, question, and engage in a meaningful dialogue about the pressing issues that affect us as individuals and as a society. Together, we can explore the depths of our shared human experience and strive for a more compassionate and empathetic world.