Born in Ohio, 1980. I received my BFA in Illustration from the Columbus College of Art and Design and obtained my MFA from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

My work is predominantly motivated by sociopolitical concerns. I try to create simple but provoking images that ask questions of the viewer. I'm interested in realism, but I want to render images that give a vague and incomplete result, encouraging viewer participation. I operate under the assumption that art is a democratic form and should therefore be accessible and productive, reflecting themes of contemporary relevance.