Monday, December 20, 2010

New American Paintings

The Pacific Coast Issue of New American Paintings, which features my work and is curated by Larry Rinder, is now on the news stands.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Here is my project, Urban Cutouts, that will be included in Shadow$shop in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Artwalk NY

My work will be in Artwalk NY 2010





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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New American Paintings

My work will be published in the next Pacific Coast edition of New American Paintings.

Monday, July 12, 2010

capitalism is over.... if you want it

I participated in Capitalism is Over... If you Want it on July 23 at 3:00, on Market Street in SF. Recently I have been reconstructing Section A of the New York Times, the above piece "Blackout" is the finished product of the "Action." It was recently shown at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the exhibit, In the Dark: Three Considerations.

List of Images:Blackout, Section A, graphite on New York Times (very top: this piece was the result of the action);
(above) Erased, Section A of The New York Times;
(middle) Who's in Control: Advertisements excised from Section A of the Times;
(bottom) Red Ink, cut Section A of the Times, red marker, fishing line, acrylic rod.

Kala Fellowship Honorable Mention

I am happy to announce that I recieved the Kala Fellowship Honorable Mention and I am looking forward to progressing my work using the facilities at the Kala Institute.

Unbound: A Brief Survery of Book Art

I am in an exhibit at the Bedford Gallery that opens on July 15 between 6 and 8pm: Unbound: A Brief History of Book Art

A National Exhibition of Book Art
July 11 - September 19, 2010

Sir Francis Bacon said, “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” The artists in our summer exhibition Unbound: A National Exhibition of Book Art have other ideas in mind. This show features 65 artists who tear, paint, puncture, and sew the pages, covers, and spines of books to create new two and three-dimensional works. Some of the artists recreate the book form in ceramic or fabric and others create one-of-a-kind books that pop up, fold out, or hang on the wall.

Regardless of the popularity of the electronic book, Kindle, iPad, etc., the traditional book form of paper between covers has a protected place in the hearts of readers. The book has been the body of human thought for many centuries and those who cherish the written word also cherish the book. Many artists in Unbound have produced books that are creatively hand-built and bound, while others have embraced the book as medium to repurpose its shape and content into meaningful objet d’art.

Although the work in this show is extremely diverse, the artists all seem to be borrowing the intimacy and profundity of the book into their personal works. At times the objects might be barely recognizable as book parts, but they still provoke nostalgia for those portable, private companions we love to hold in our hands. Unbound includes artworks in every media from drawing, painting, and printmaking to ceramics, photography, and video.

Bedford Gallery presents Unbound concurrently with the grand opening of the new Walnut Creek Downtown Library. The library will house several art works purchased and commissioned by the city including Christian Moeller’s Portrait in 12 Volumes of Gray, Marta Thoma’s Journey of a Bottle, and other works by Lorene Anderson, Jennifer Bain, Amy Blackstone, Catherine Courtenaye, Guy Diehl, Don Farnsworth, Sheila Ghidini, Peter Goldlust, Susie Grant, Joyce Hsu, Norie Sato, Gina Telcocci, and Peter Tonningsen. Guided tours of the library art will be offered by Bedford Gallery docents beginning in July. The Walnut Creek Downtown Library opens to the public with a celebration on Saturday, July 17th.

- Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions

This exhibition has been generously funded by a Lesher Foundation grant and Diablo Regional Arts Association. Thank you as well to our media sponsor, Contra Costa Times.


Kim Anno • Richard Baker • Kelly Ball • Cara Barer • Michael Bartalos • Tony Bellaver • Doug Beube • Squeak Carnwath • Macy Chadwick • Julie Chen • Sas Colby • Claire Dannenbaum • John DeMerritt • Carl Dern • Marie Dern • Lauren DiCioccio • Arián Dylan • Marcel Dzama • Daniel Gonzalez • Susannah Hays • Lisa Hasegawa • John Hersey • Charles Hobson • Lisa Kokin • Richard Lang • Hung Liu • David Mamet • Mary Marsh • Emily McVarish • Tucker Nichols • Abner Nolan • Catie O'Leary • Lisa Onstad • Francesca Pastine • Pamela Paulsrud • Nora Pauwels • Emily Payne • Stan Peterson • Nigel Poor • Maria Porges • Laura Raboff • Ehren Reed • Jim Rosenau • Luz Marina Ruiz • Ed Ruscha • Dickson Schneider • Ward Schumaker • Nancy Selvin • Tim Sharman • Richard Shaw • Helen Stanley • David Stein • Inez Storer • Travis Summerville • Erin Sweeney • Robert The • Peter & Donna Thomas • Andie Thrams • Jina Valentine • Andy Warhol • Allison Weiner • Gail Wight • William Wiley • Alison Yates

Friday, May 7, 2010

Review in the Shepherd Express, Milwaukee

Dean Jensen Gallery, located near the theater district on Water Street, presents “Big Bangs, Small Bucks 2”

This eclectic exhibit displays a variety of mediums from artists all around the world, including Ireland, the Netherlands, France and Sweden, as well as stateside artists from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, along with several Milwaukee favorites.

Erie, Penn.’s Suzanne Proulx sends an intriguing sampling of her inventive sculptures in the form of Dust Bunnies. Seven life-size bunnies, each with its own personality and carefully constructed from dryer lint, wire and thread, come to life in Jensen’s front window. On another table Proulx casts 14 evocative hands from new and used soap resembling marble. All of the hands have been modeled from people in her own family, including a newborn’s tiny fingers. In a separate work close by, Proulx presents baby birds wriggling from oranges in realistic sculptures titled Hatchlings, another artwork that tweaks the familiar into fantasy.

Paintings appear on the gallery walls with acrylics by Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design graduate Huey Crowley and watercolors by the Netherland’s Pi eter

Kusters. Milwaukee’s Santiago Cucullu and Kevin Giese provide unique watercolor and graphite images while San Francisco’s Francesca Pastine delicately cuts the mutual funds page from The New York Times. These fragile newsprint webs may be positing an opinion on financial success or ruin.

Jensen’s back gallery features a photographic essay worth studying. The alcove displays Susan Worsham (Virginia), Wendel A. White (New Jersey), Susana Raab (Washington, D.C.) and Wisconsin’s own Sonja Thomsen, who displays sensitive suites of miniature digital C-prints in shadow boxes.

The “Big Bangs” exhibit impresses and entices viewers with a wide array of celebrated artwork, regardless of whether the viewer is a casual shopper or serious art collector.

“Big Bangs, Small Bucks 2” continues through Jan. 30, 2010.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I am in a show opeining on May 28 at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio

Contemporary Collage and Assemblage

Creativity and cultural expression find sources of inspiration in surprising places, and within unexpected materials. One might say that the truly creative life is one lived in such a way that ordinary things, or those not commonly considered ‘artful’ are suddenly seen as being sublime. Certainly many types of art can provide a glimpse into this creative way. But works of collage and assemblage might do it best. So, with GUIDEBOOK Manifest sets out to assemble an exhibit which explores such work - an exhibit that may in fact serve as a guidebook to a creative, enlightened way of seeing and being in the world.

For this exhibit 207 artists submitted 470 works for consideration. Eighteen works by the following 13 artists were selected for presentation in the gallery and catalog.

Mary Snyder Behrens

Terrence Campagna

Brian Christensen

Jonas Criscoe

Alisa Henriquez

Janalyn Hubbell

M.A. Papanek-Miller

Francesca Pastine

Billy Renkl

Margaret Suchland

Cheryl Wassenaar

Margaret Whiting

Michelle Word

Monday, March 29, 2010

ICA Monoprint Marathon

The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art held their Monoprint Marathon Auction Saturday. Above is my contribution.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Untitled piece in Independencia

Here is one more piece in the Interdependencia exhibit consisting of several New York Times pages, graphite, and erasure.


LAB Auction

My ArtForum Excavation piece, Pray, is in the Live Auction at the LAB tonight, so thinking of heading down there, but then again, it's always tough to see ones work on the auction block.

Interdependencia | Interdependence

Here are Images from my Current Exhibition at the Mexican Consulate, Interdependencia | Interdependence:

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Younger Me

Me and my aunt Carol at the Legion of Honor, date unknown

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Interdependencia | Interdependence

I am in a three person exhibition opening at the Mexican Embassy in San Francisco on March 11, 2010:

Depth of Surface

I am in an exhibition opening February 27th at the Fine Arts Gallery at the San Francisco State University.


Exibition dates: February 27 - March 25, 2010
Opening reception: February 27, 1:00 - 3:00
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11 am - 4:00 pm

featuring the work of Northern California artists exploring the language of textiles through various media. The exhibition includes Julie Chang, Victor De La Rosa, Jennifer Ferré, Dustin Fosnot, Taraneh Hemami, Andrea Higgins, Ernest Jolly, Katie Lewis, Mung Lar Lam, Victoria May, Ali Naschke-Messing, Francesca Pastine, Anthony Ryan, Jeremy Chase Sanders, Lisa Solomon and Jina Valentine. Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery with Assistant Professor Victor De La Rosa, and presented in association with “Reinvention,” a national conference about surface design and contemporary textile art held on campus March 19 -24, 2010

The Fine Arts Gallery is located in Rm. 238 of the fine Arts Building on the main SFSU campus, 19th and Holloway Avenues, San Francisco. For more information, please visit or call 415 338 6535.

Pollock Krasner Foundation Award

Here is a link to my work on the Pollock-Krasner website: