KCAD adjunct and full-time faculty
KCAD Graduate Recruitment Specialist
M.F.A. in Painting from Kendall College of Art and Design
The fact that my education not only allowed me to develop my artistic skills to my fullest potential but also that it lead me into a career that allows me to share those experiences with students.
Music, Critical Theory, Andy Warhol, Richard Prince, Paul Cezanne, The MoMA and the EMP Museum
Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard
I love baseball.
New York in the 1940’s and 1950’s; it was an unprecedented time for visual art to inform music and for music to inform visual art. Also, I could see the Yankees, Giants, and Dodgers in one city!
Having a professional career in a field that I am passionate about.
It's amazing art scene.
Vitale's, the manicotti is my comfort meal.
Lake Michigan shoreline (any season), GRAM, UICA, Frederick Meijer Gardens, West Michigan Whitecaps.
Being able to build relationships with students from the application process to seeing them at alumni events; seeing their artistic growth exceed their own expectations. All of the outstanding people I am so fortunate to work with on a daily basis.
The content of your work and the processes involved in creating the work are as important as the final artifact.
By reading about, observing, sketching, and documenting the things that inspire me. Sometimes I surprise myself with what comes out of this.