Education
Master of Fine Arts - Rhode Island School of Design, 2013-2015
Bachelors of Fine Arts- California Institute of the Arts, 2008-2012

Selected Exhibitions
2019
Paintings for Dragons, solo exhibition, O' Project Space, Los Angeles, CA
Manifolds: 2011 - 2018, solo exhibition, Virtual Dream Center Version 3.0
2018
Sculpture Garden, Art Lot, Brooklyn, NY
Beyond Ornament, solo exhibition, Steel House Gallery, Rockland, ME
Hole History II, Steel House Gallery, Rockland, ME
2017
Geoforms, Jankossen Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Visible•Invisible•Divisible, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Hgggh, Jace Space, Los Angeles, CA
2016
Antone's Sculpture Garden, Virtual Dream Center Version 1.0
Hole History Show, Asymmetrick Arts, Rockland, ME
Lush Vibes, Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, MN
2015 
Sub-Scheme, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
MFA Painting Program Thesis Exhibition, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
RISD Grad Show 2015, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
Fever Dream, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
2014
The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL
Not Tight, Memorial Hall Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 
Chin's Push Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Rainbow Room, Front Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
RISD MFA Painting, 1stdibs at the New York Design Center, New York City, NY
Abstract Art, Gallery 659, Whiting, IN
///YOU THIRSTY, Expose Gallery, Providence, RI
USB Shuffle, Institut fur Alles Mogliche, Berlin, Germany
2013
RISD Painting Department Biennial Exhibition, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
All About Colors, Arterie Fine Arts, Napervilled, IL
L.A. Fly By, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
Off the Grid, Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL
LACDA 9th Anniversary Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA 
Snap to Grid, LACDA , Los Angeles, CA
2012 
The Dope City Prophets, Rochester Art House, Westood, CA
Painting in the Digital Age, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Summer Abstract Showcase, Rochester Art House, Westwood, CA
Mirthe - Delight- Awe, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Towards A Brixus, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Open Drawing Club group show, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2011
Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 
Class, Think Tank Studios, Los Angeles, CA 
2010
Prototypes, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA 
BFA2 group show, Calarts Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Virtual Reality Test (collaboration with Michael Ray-Von), California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Virtually Monumental, Stevenson Blanche Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2009 
Expansive Fields, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA
Black Holes and Baby Universes, CalArts Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2008
Constructing the Constructors, Uncle Freddy's Gallery, Highland, IN~

Curatorial History
Signature Sublimations, Rochester Art House, Los Angeles, CA
Open Drawing Club group show (co-curated), Stevension Blanch Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA 

Bibliography
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