Education

2010

MFA in Painting, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

1987

BFA with Honors in Illustration, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

1984

Associate Degree with Honors in Commercial Art, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wisconsin


Solo Exhibitions

“An Outside View” at the Northville Art House, Northville, MI 201


Group Exhibitions

2018

“17th Annual Livonia Exhibition of fine Arts” Livonia Civic Center, Livonia, MI

“57th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition” Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

2017

“79th Annual members Show” Grosse Pointe Art Association, Grosse Pointe, MI

“56th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition” Midland center for the Arts, Midland, MI

2016

“The Brandi Keeler Chronicles” show, Valade Gallery, Detroit MI

“2016 Greater Michigan Art Exhibition” Midland, MI  

2015

“Marguerite Wooley Chronicles” show, Valade Gallery, Detroit, MI

2014

“Melaine Chronicles” exhibit, Valade Gallery, Detroit MI

“Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection” show, Treviso, Italy (with accompanying book)

2013

“The Shana Bias Chronicles” show, Valade Gallery, Detroit,  MI

2012

“15th Annual Livonia Exhibition of Fine Arts” Livonia Civic Center, Livonia, MI

“The Muarine Show” the Valade Gallery, Detroit MI

“The Surrealism Show” the Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI. Best in Show Award

“2012 Greater Michigan Art Exhibition” the Museum of Science and Art, Midland, MI

“Faces and Portraits “ show Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Point, MI

2011

“College for Creative Studies Faculty Exhibition” the Valade Gallery, Detroit, MI

2010

“MFA Thesis Exhibition” at the Wayne State Community Arts Gallery. Detroit, MI

2009

“Migration” group exhibit at Work Detroit gallery (UofMSAD) Detroit, MI

“Our Lakes and Rivers” show Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI

“Wayne State University Presidents Office Select MFA Exhibition” Detroit, MI

“Urban Edge” display painting, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI

“Art on the Move” Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI

“Fear” group exhibit at Work.Detroit gallery (UofMSAD) Detroit, MI 

2008

“Urban Edge” Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI

2007

“Eight Days in June” Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI

2006

“Everything but the  Kitsch-en Sync” La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Drawn to Expression” The Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2005

“The Birdhouse Show”  The Drawing Club, Los Angeles, CA 

“Paintings Show” The Drawing Club, Los Angeles, CA

2004

“The Mystery Show” AndLab Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA 


Freelance Illustration

1986-2001

Clients include but are not limited to:

Walt Disney Corp., Warner Bros. Records, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Universal Studios, Encyclopedia Brittanica, Berkeley Books, McMillan Books, Avon Books, DAW Books, Doubleday Books, Sony Corp., Nintendo Inc., Sega/Genesis Inc., Atari Corp., DHL Express, Franklin Mint, Knotts-Berry Farm Inc., Keds Shoes Inc., Disneyland Inc., McDonald's Inc., TSR/Dungeons&Dragons Inc., iMotion Software, Crystal Cruise Lines, Hanna Barbera Studios, Million Man March Inc.

More upon request.


Teaching Experience

2006-Present

Full-time Associate Professor, Illustration department, College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI.

1996-2006

Adjunct Associate Professor, Illustration, Foundations, and Industrial Design departments, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. (30 consecutive 14 week Trimesters)

2002-2003

Workshop Drawing instructor. Los Angeles Figure Academy, Los Angeles, CA.


Online Lecturing and Instruction

117 hours of high definition lecture lessons currently running at www.nma.art. Involving formal and applied pictorial perspective with an estimated 35 hours additional hours completed from 2016-2018.

                                                                                                                                                                                  


Speaking Engagements

2005

“Narrative Concepts in Painting/Illustration” California State University, Long Beach, CA. Guest of Peter Zokosky.

2001

“Preliminary Visual Concepts” University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Guest of Fine Arts Faculty.