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In 1964 I was 16 years old and I wanted to be an artist. Willem de Kooning was my art hero but, the Vietnam War was raging, I couldn’t afford art school and I probably just didn’t know what I wanted to do. I became an engineer and ultimately president of National Geographic’s world-wide mapping businesses. 40 years later in 2004, I retired to become a full-time artist. I could afford to define success in my own way. It took a few years to find my voice – you know, that which differentiates my work and specifies a moral foundation and vision. 


What is the larger conversation; the wider dialog that I want to be part of? How can I affect and activate viewers? For me, this painted dialog is one of the characteristics of a successful work of art. The essence of my art is the exploration of fundamental issues of our time. I explore intolerance, discrimination, addiction, violence and war with its victims, witnesses and survivors.


Many if not most of my 300,000 social media followers are from regions wracked by violence and discrimination. Some write to me. A Syrian woman in a refugee camp wrote to tell me that after seeing one of my paintings that she knew I understood her and that she wanted to die. She went on to say that the next morning, she looked at the same painting and saw hope in the woman’s eyes. She said she knew then that she too could have hope. She told me that I saved her life. This is why I paint.



My work is exhibited internationally at universities, art centers, museums and galleries. I am a frequent speaker and lecturer and my work has been featured and reviewed in local, national and international media. The following is a list of exhibits that I have participated in.

                                                                      


2020        

Den Gallery – Kuwait City, Kuwait, one-person exhibition (upcoming)

 

2019        

Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta GA, one-person exhibition

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha OK, "Victims, Witnesses, Survivors", one-person exhibition




Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction CO, Contemporary Figure 2019: Biennial

Den Gallery, “Vivid”, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Space Gallery, “Momentum", Denver CO

Bill Lowe Gallery, Rhapsody In Blue, Atlanta GA

Sunny Art Center, "Social Representations”, London, UK, one-person exhibition

Art of the State 2019, Arvada Center, Arvada CO

Space Gallery, “Morphogenesis", Denver CO - one-person exhibition

 

2018        

Ponzio Art Center, Colorado Academy, Denver, CO, one-person exhibition

Den Gallery, “Vigour”, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Monmouth University Center for the Arts, “Artivism”, West Long Branch NJ

Concordia University, Kreft Center for the Arts, Ann Arbor MI

Space Gallery, Denver CO - one-person exhibition

ARTBOX.Project New York, Stricoff Gallery, Chelsea NYC NY

Arts Longmont, “Drawn to the Figure”, Longmont CO (Best in Show)

Colors of Humanity, “Red”, International exhibition (Best in Show)

Art Market, International Art-Competition 2018, “The Human Condition” (Honorable Mention)

Bill Lowe Gallery, “Resiliance: In The Eyes”, Atlanta GA, one-person exhibition




2017        

Den Gallery “Release”, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Dairy Arts Center, Collaboration with sculptor Roger Reutimann, “Neo-Cubism – A New Perspective”, Boulder CO

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, “Art and Conflict”, Arvada CO

Space Gallery, Best of 2017, Denver CO

Canyon Gallery, Open Studios, Boulder CO

Seven-State Biennial, Univ. of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Charles Goddard Art Center, Museum of the Red River (Best in Show)

Boulder Creative Collective, Victims, Witnesses and Survivors, one-person exhibition/installation

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, “Black and White”, juried by Alison Hokanson of the Met. Museum of Art (Special Recognition) 

 

2016        

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, “Color”, juried by Lillian Tone of the MOMA

History of Visual Arts in Boulder, Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery, Boulder CO

Space Gallery, Denver CO - one-person exhibition

Art Gym, "Political BS", Denver CO

Windows to the Divine, Exhibition 2016, Denver CO

Bill Lowe Gallery, Carnaval: A New Exuberance”, Atlanta GA

Art Gym, “Selfies", Denver CO

The Great Frame Up, Longmont CO

Space Gallery, Best of 2016, Denver CO

Canyon Gallery, Open Studios, Boulder CO

 

2015        

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, “Black and White”, juried by Christiane Paul of the Whitney Museum of American Art (Best in Show)

Governors Art Show, Loveland Museum, Loveland CO

Habitat Gallery, Best of Denver Santa Fe Art District.

Art Students League of Denver, juried by Christoph Heinrich - Denver Art Museum

Bill Lowe Gallery, “Ancestors: Origins and Return”, Atlanta GA

Gallery St Thomas, Virgin Islands


2014        

Florida State University Museum of Fine Art, Tallahassee, FL

New York Hall of Science Museum, Science Inspires Art  

Seven-State Biennial, Goddard Art Ctr, juried by Mark White of the Fred Jones Museum of Art-Univ of Oklahoma

Governors Art Show, Loveland Museum, Loveland CO

Knoll Gallery, Best of Denver Santa Fe Art District

Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder CO

Canyon Gallery, Open Studios, Boulder CO

Space Gallery, Denver CO

 

2013        

Knoll Gallery, Best of Denver Santa Fe Art District (Best in Show)

Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA, juried by George T.M. Shackelford of the Kimbell Art Museum

Space Gallery, Denver CO - one-person exhibition

Fire House Art Center, Longmont CO - one-person exhibition

Canyon Gallery, Open Studios, Boulder CO

San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA, juried by Rene de Guzman of the Oakland Museum of California

Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ - Studio Montclair, juried by Helaine Posner - Neuberger Museum of Art

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, “Art of the State”

Stephen F. Austin Univ, “Texas National”, juried by Peter Selz past MOMA and UC Berkeley Art Museum (3rd Place)

 

2012        

Barrett Art Center, “New Directions”, juried by Susan Cross of the MassMoCA (2nd Place)

b.j.spoke gallery, “Expo 31”, juried by Margot Norton of the New Museum 

University of Texas, Tyler TX Annual International Exhibition

Space Gallery, Denver CO

Canyon Gallery, Open Studios, Boulder CO

 

2011        

Nassau Community College, juried by Samantha Rippner of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Merit Award)

The Visual Art Center of New Jersey, juried by Joan Young of the Solomon Guggenheim Museum

The Museum of the Living Artist, juried by Roxana Velasquez of the San Diego Museum of Art

Space Gallery, Denver CO - one-person exhibition

Lana Santorelli Gallery, Chelsea NYC NY

Canyon Gallery, Open Studios, Boulder CO

Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery, Boulder CO


2010        

Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock IL, juried by G, Hertzlieb of the Bauer Museum of Art (2nd Place)

Santa Cruz Art League, juried by George Rivera - Triton Museum of Art

Denver International Airport – Denver Council for the Arts

Colorado State Capital - Denver Council for the Arts

Denver Botanic Gardens - Contemporary Response to Henry Moore

Metropolitan State University Center For Visual Art, Denver CO

Denver International Airport - 33 Ideas

Space Gallery, Denver CO - one-person exhibition

Lana Santorelli Gallery, Chelsea NYC NY

Canyon Gallery, Open Studios, Boulder CO


2009

Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery, Boulder CO

Canyon Gallery, Open Studios, Boulder CO


2008

Space Gallery, Denver CO - one-person exhibition

Gallery St. Thomas, Virgin Islands one-person exhibition

Gallery Porto 34, St. Barth FWI one-person exhibition


2007

Gallery St. Thomas, Virgin Islands - one-person exhibition

Exhibitrek – The Gallery, Boulder CO -- one-person exhibition

Art Expo, New York NY 

   

2006

Gallery St. Thomas, Virgin Islands - one-person exhibition

Exhibitrek – The Gallery, Boulder CO -- one-person exhibition

Safety Zone International Exhibition, Virgin Islands


2005

Gallery St. Thomas, Virgin Islands one-person exhibition

Safety Zone International Exhibition, Virgin Islands

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, New York NY

Beau Art Festival, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables FL


2004

Gallery St. Thomas, Virgin Islands one-person exhibition

Neo Art Gallery, Denver CO one-person exhibition