Group Exhibitions

A lot of work coming and going out of the studio these days, mostly for group exhibitions-

Beyond the North, Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen Art Gallery, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada  (curated by Julie Forgues)

A Magnetic North, Mildred I. Washington Gallery, Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY  (curated by Kate Collyer)

Mayjoring in Art - Educators (3 person exhibition), Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Forth Worth, TX

and upcoming-

to be titled, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia  

(curated by Ryo Yamauchi)

New exhibition: site_fjord_fjall>>blueblackgreen, Collin College, Plano, Texas

My collaborative show with Nick Bontrager, site_fjord_fjall>>blueblackgreen opens at Collin College, Plano, Texas on Weds. November 1st. The reception is Thursday, November 2nd 4pm-7pm.

site_fjord_fjall>>blueblackgreen engages with material from a residency at Herhusid in Northern Iceland and will be followed later this year and into 2018 with a University Dallas exhibition titled: site_midnight_sun>>orangegreengrey.


Collin College is located here: 2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074-3205

Contact Julie Shipp at Collin College for more details and gallery hours:


Iceberg X book now available

An edition of 200 original books that include 12 paintings from my solo exhibition, Iceberg X at Ro2 Art gallery in Dallas, TX, are now available. See special page on my site for details!


Upcoming Solo Exhibition at Ro2 Art in Dallas, Texas

Summer travels are wrapped up and I am currently preparing work for Iceberg X, a solo show for Ro2 Art in Dallas, Texas. The show will feature works on linen that use my images from the high Arctic as source material. Stay tuned for an updated portfolio and opening reception details for the end of September!

iceberg cave glow.jpg

Artist in residence at Herhusid

I'm excited to announce that I will be an artist-in-residence at Herhusid. Herhusid is located in northern Iceland in the town of Siglufodur. For three weeks my colleague and fellow artist in residence, Nick Bontrager, will travel to Iceland collecting materials, shooting film (drones!), and creating work for upcoming exhibitions. Stay tuned for images, show info, etc.            

constellation atlas @ Cloud Gallery (Seattle, WA)

My exhibition of new paintings, constellation atlas, recently opened at Cloud Gallery in Seattle, WA.

constellation atlas is a new body of work focused on surface material and acts as an attempt to map the unknowable universe. Comprised of patterns, layers, and paintings arising out of (sometimes visible) drawings these map like paintings encode and reject meaning upon the substrate.

 Cloud Gallery link

The exhibition is on view June 6-July 30th, 2016.

Arctic Circle Residency June 2016

Just wrapped up an amazing trip to Central America (see post below), now packing up for my next adventure. Traveling through Oslo, Norway and then up to the islands of Svlabard, I'll be in Longyearbyen for a couple days and then on a sailing ship for 15 days with other artists, poets, musicians, playwrights, and scientists!

You can find more info in the updated title bar page now!

above Blomstrandbreen

above Blomstrandbreen

TCU faculty led Study Abroad in Panama + Nicaragua

In May 2016 I'll be co-leading a Faculty Led Study abroad in Panama + Nicaragua. My art students will be creating watercolors on-site, learning about keeping a journal, and travel sketching. We'll take our Camera Drone along, Stamper, as well!

Update- you can see a great video one of our students put together here: PANAMA by Drone

full of infinite space @ Western Washington University

Rounding out my winter of coast to coast shows in the USA (DC-Oklahoma-Washington State) is my solo exhibition at Western Washington University. I'll be showing around 20 new paintings and a new inflatable painting. 

The show runs Feb. 22nd-March 11th, 2016. I'll be at WWU as a visiting artist on March 7th and 8th. 

The reception is March 7th, 6-8pm and I'll give an artist talk on March 8th, 5-6pm. 

Other worlds, other stories @ WPA (D.C)

I have 5 paintings in the space themed show, Other Worlds, Other Stories currently on view at the Washington Project of the Arts (WPA) in Washington, DC. The exhibition is on view until Feb. 20th. Also, it's near the DC conference hotel for CAA 2016, if you happen to be in the area and looking for some shows to see.

The line up looks great and kudos to curator Jeffry Cudlin for all his work on this project.

More info here:

the shape of everything @ University of Oklahoma

I currently have over 35 works at University of Oklahoma's Lightwell Gallery for my solo show titled, the shape of everything. The exhibition feature works spanning a 5 year period with the focus on the cosmos. One of the newest works is an inflatable painted form that changes shape throughout the day. 

Here is the press release/info:

the shape of everything @ University of Oklahoma's Lightwell Gallery

My next solo exhibition will open January 15th, 2016 at University of Oklahoma's Lightwell Gallery. This exhibition, titled "the shape of everything" will include works from 2011-2016. The exhibition will feature over 35 works as well as a large scale, inflatable sculpture, objects, new paintings, and an attempt to explore connections between 5 years of work made about the universe at large.

More info about the beautiful exhibition space at University of Oklahoma can be found here:

ARCTIC CIRCLE Artist Residency and Expedition, summer solstice June 2016

It's getting hot down here in Texas as summer rolls in. But this is some "cool" news:

I am excited to announce I have been chosen by The Arctic Circle as an Artist-in-Residence aboard The Arctic Circle's rigged sailing ship, for the sumer solstice expedition in June 2016.

The expedition takes place within 10 degrees of the north pole and will leave from Longyearbyen, Svalbard (look it up, I didn't know where it was either). I plan on shooting lots of Drone video, doing paintings on-site and installing paintings into the incredible Arctic landscape.

More info about the residency can be found here:

I've been wanting to participate in this residency since its inception in 2009 and finally applied this year. More details will be forthcoming, including a fundraising effort.