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Biography

I received a degree in Journalism from San Diego State University, and have worked as a teacher, feature writer, technical editor, fruit picker, and auto mechanic. I have been creating assemblage with found objects and industrial artifacts for the past thirty years — since I was part of Bruce Connor 's first Funk Art show at Sam’s Cafe in Berkeley in the late 70’s. I get the same satisfaction photographing odd juxtapositions of color and form as I do from combining the actual physical objects that comprise my sculpture.

My work is regularly on display up and down the West Coast, and may also be found in private collections. In a detailed review of my 2007 one-man show at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station, the July/August 2007 issue of Artweek praised my “. . . hip sensibility, an awareness of art history, as well as consistently sound craftsmanship.”

These are a few recent venues for my work:

Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, 2012
"Lost and Found" juried assemblage exhibition, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2012

Fifth Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Oakwilde Ranch, Valley Springs, CA, 2012
"Oakland Art Murmur," Oakland , CA, 2011
"Geyserville Outdoor Sculpture Show," Geyserville, CA, 2011
"Art of the Blues," Hayward-Russel City Blues Festival (two galleries) Hayward, CA, 2011
"Sculpture is: 2011" juried outdoor exhibition, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville, CA, 2011
"Falkirk's 100" invitational, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, 2010
"H2O" and "Mapworks" juried exhibitions, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, 2010
Fifth Summer National Juried Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, 2010
“On the Cutting Edge: West Coast Artists Using Collage & Assemblage,” Coos Bay, OR, 2009
Art Works Downtown Small Works Show, San Rafael, CA, 2008, 2009
Annual Bay Area Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, 2009
Beulah Gallery, Olema, CA, 2008
Elsewhere Gallery, Fairfax, CA, 2008
Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA, 2008 (Work retained in sculpture garden)
Gallery 333, Sausalito, CA, 2007
STUDIO gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2007
Lola gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2006
Marin Artists Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, 2002, 2004, 2006
Annual Cloverdale Sculpture Exhibit, Cloverdale, CA, 2005
“Left My Heart In the Junkyard” (One-man show), Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA, 2005
Art Chairs, Marin County Fair (First Place, Special Award), San Rafael, CA, 2004
“Phoenix Rising,” Sight & Insight Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, 2002
“Dia de los Muertos,” Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, 2002
Marin Technology Center, San Rafael, CA, 2002
Gallery Route One 17th Annual Juried Show, Point Reyes, CA, 2001
California Works 2001 show at the California State Fair (Award of Merit), Sacramento, CA
Sonoma Museum of Visual Arts Small Works (Juror, Kenneth Baker) Sonoma, CA, 2001
Underground Art Works, San Rafael, CA, 2000
Off-center Studios, San Anselmo ,CA, (One-man show) 2000