1983: Graduated from The Ridgewood School of Art and Design, Ridgewood, NJ.
1983: Rejected by Yale.
1983: Auditioned for studio assistant job with Larry Poons/rejected by Larry Poons.
1983-84: Worked as studio assistant at Clayworks Studio Workshop, Great Jones St. NY, NY
Also worked for Jim Walsh moving sculpture for Anthony Caro.
1984: Employment in NY art world comes to a conclusion, no further openings.
Seeing painting as a journey of discovery, decision made to pursuit art career via alternative path.
In Jersey, working as carpenter and part-time antique dealer while experimenting with artistic techniques.
Late 1980s: The paintings continue to develop. Left carpentry shifting to antique dealing full time.
Early 1990s: Health crisis in family forced me to withdraw from business to care for someone with a long term, degenerative, terminal illness.
The paintings continue to develop.
1999: Still a care provider. Bankrupted. The painting continues.
2000: Re-entry into the business world. The painting continues.
2004: Once again a family member is stricken with a terminal, long term illness; drop out of business to become care provider.
The painting continues.
2010: Re-enter the world and painting furiously. Goal is to create a portfolio which is the culmination of 30 years of development and seek NY gallery representation.
2011: The house/studio I'm renting burns taking my new portfolio and 30 years of art.
2012: By chance encounter I meet Donna Compton of Compton Gallery, Boonton, NJ
2013: January: Solo exhibition at Compton Gallery, “Expanded Photography.”
Solo exhibit, October, Compton Gallery, The Drop Cloth Series.
2014: Exhibited my Drop Cloth Series at Paterson Art Factory, Paterson, NJ.
Part of autumn group exhibition at Theresa A. Maloney Gallery, St. Elizabeth's College, Morristown, NJ
2014-18: Times of trouble. Art continues as drawing (and some photography).
Painting resumes (outdoors) in winter of 2017 and continues through summer.
2017: October, solo exhibition of the 3A Series curated by Donna Compton at The Gallery At River's Edge, Denville, NJ.
2018: Jan/Feb, 10 pieces in group exhibit at Maloney Gallery.
Rejected for Adolf Gottlieb Foundation grant.
The struggle continues.
2019: Got new studio space and expanded painting continues in larger format.
Rejected for New Jersey State Council of the Arts grant for painters.
November: Solo exhibition of new expanded paintings at Donna Compton's Neo Art Gallery.
2020: Part of group exhibition at Maloney Gallery February-April.
Also: Covid-19 pandemic causes economic shutdown resulting in loss of collector purchases and gallery representation followed by loss of studio.
2021: Develop hundreds of drawings for study in abstract paintings as semiotic devices.
2022: Rejected for NJ State Council of the Arts grant for painters.
September: Part of the autumn group exhibition at the Theresa A. Maloney Gallery.
The painting continues.
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