July 2012

I am marking the completion of a productive 10-month sabbatical in NYC by holding an Open Studio on Thursday, July 26, Noon to 7:00 pm.

My studio is in the PS 122 Building, 150 First Avenue, corner of E. 9th St. (You may have to call my cell to get into the building – 917 282 9086. Be forewarned: It is a 5-floor walk-up!)

Some news from the last 10-months:

My MTA Public Art Project at 25th Avenue Station in Brooklyn is being installed. Here’s an installation shot:



The show I had at Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT got my painting featured in the Connecticut Edition of the Sunday New York Times:

NYTimes Genus Eucalyptus


A couple who saw the show at Amy Simon Fine Art recently commissioned me to make this painting:

The Reinvention of the Wheel

The Reinvention of the Wheel, oil on canvas, 42 x 72 inches, 2012

In January I was in a two-person show in Riverdale, NY put together by Elisa Contemporary Art to celebrate the start of the Chinese Year of the Dragon.

Enter the Dragon show


And I was in a group show, Across the Divide, at the University of Texas at Austin.

New York University Langone Medical Center acquired two of my paintings:


Ephemera, oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches, 2008

Genus Eucalyptus

Genus Eucalyptus, oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches, 2010

I was a finalist for a public art commission for the Borough of Manhattan Community College Fiterman Hall near the World Trade Center Memorial, which I did not win, but I really liked my proposal. Here are a couple of images from the proposal packet:

Renderings_110616.pdf                 Renderings_110616.pdf


I am about to fabricate and install two waterjet-cut ceramic tile murals for the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport MetroLink Station. And I am a finalist for a mural project at the Jacksonville International Airport, FL.

Last, but not least, I have had a wonderful time in NYC. I have attended plays, lectures, Live at NYPL Conversations, seen a lot of gallery and museum shows, visited more than a dozen artists’ studios, had a chance to hang out with many friends, eaten delicious food, taken karate classes, and even purchased a couple of artworks!


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