I'm very happy to share that I am starting a new position with University of Wisconsin-Madison as Lecturer of art. I will be teaching intermediate and advanced painting this Spring. It is a dream to be back at the UW-Madison and to be teaching painting at a world class institution and my alma mater. Working alongside so many amazing faculty and previous mentors. I am also joining Finlandia University as a remote Adjunct Faculty member teaching Art History II, Gothic to Early Modern art online. Finlandia University is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It's going to be an exciting Spring semester with many new opportunities and challenges. I'm ready for the experience and growth to come. As a side note, during my undergraduate studies at School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1997-2001), my required Art History survey course used Marilyn Stokstad's "History of Art" textbook. It's surreal to now be teaching art history using that text. Since I was in grade school I wanted to be a college art instructor. It took a lot of work to be here at this moment. I almost gave it all up to be an undertaker.
Honored to have my work included in the 14th Annual Drawing Discourse exhibition at University of North Carolina-Asheville S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. This is my third time having work selected for this extremely competitive exhibition. This years juror, Charles Ritchie, selected my work Dark New Wisdom and Old Ways (2022) from "938 entries, submitted by 297 artists from six different countries".