I’m an artist, architectural historian, and teacher living in Chicago. I specialize in large format mixed media works with a special area of emphasis on the built environment of late 19th and early 20th century America. I also lead tours on a regular basis for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and teach the History of Architecture and Interior Design at Robert Morris College on an adjunct basis. In addition to this website my work may also be viewed on Twitter and Facebook.
I arrived in Chicago in 2006. Previously, I lived and worked in Southern California as an artist, historic preservationist, and consultant to architects and interior designers for clients at the Pacific Design Center, as well as the Los Angeles Conservancy and the Cultural Heritage Advisory Board of the City of West Hollywood. My work has been exhibited at the North Point Gallery in San Francisco, the Phoenix Art Museum, and recently became a part of the permanent collection at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
A graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, I hold a master’s degree from the University of California at Davis with an emphasis on American architecture and the decorative arts. I’m a resident of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, and keep memberships with the Union League Club and the Cigar Society of Chicago.
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