Born and raised within a show-business family, I grew up drawing on pamphlets in church pews, napping on coats backstage, and watching Mom, Dad, Nanny and Pop-pop, uncles and aunts and echoes of extended cousins perform for crowds big and small across America.
I spent two years at Interlochen Arts Academy, where I was trained in fine art practices such as painting, drawing, construction, fiber arts, installation, and sculpture. At the School of Visual Arts in New York, I leapt into storytelling, but incorporated said training in the producing and directing of my own films.
Most of my work dabbles with the concepts of truth, art traditions, escape, the hustle of American life, the light-footedness of Roma culture, and cartoon logic. Within there are personal details, local easter eggs, and heroes’ quests.
Shortly after I joined the Night Carnival team in Milwaukee, COVID-19 swept over the world. While planning a postponed electric circus, I’m the head artist for the graphic novel City of Bridges, a collaboration with Nina Ludi, proprietor of the Night Carnival. And as always, I draw for Gina K. Designs, a family company built from love by an incredible tiny woman, specializing in paper arts, stamps, and art supplies.
The show goes on -- remember to roll out of your fall.