Instructor, Painting and Drawing (2010). BA, 1997, Hope College, Holland, MI; MFA, 2002, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions: apexart, New York; Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco; galerie anne barrault, Paris; A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago; Buenaventura Gallery, San Diego. Publications: Clumsy; Funny Misshapen Body; McSweeney's; Cat Getting Out Of A Bag; Incredible Change-Bots. Bibliography: Publisher's Weekly; The Comics Journal; The Utne Reader; This American Life; Wizard Magazine. Awards: Ignatz Award.
Experience at SAIC
I decided to pursue my MFA at SAIC in 2000 so that I could push myself in new directions as an artist. Ten years later I started teaching here, and I continue to do so because I find that just being around the school's community challenges and informs my work.
I hope my students will become less concerned with end results, and more engaged with and focused on their process—which I believe is the best way to achieve better end results.
Comics, art, music, film, life, etc.
Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.