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BIO

I am an artist and residential designer from Southern Louisiana with a primary background in architectural design. I received a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University in 2009. Since graduating, I was invited to teach architecture at Lovely Professional University located in Punjab, India for one year from fall 2011 to spring 2012. In 2014, I helped artist assistant Tom LaPann and artist Nari Ward when Nari came to Louisiana State University after receiving the Nadine Carter Russel Endowed Chair residency. I am currently working as a residential designer and production team leader at Onsite Design in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I am member of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and I am very active in the art community.

artist statement

Art has been a major part of my life since childhood. Even at an early age, I was interested in painting and drawing. I would take art classes whenever I could. Through my personal and professional experiences, I have learned that the only way to survive is through adaptation. Any situation can be solved with simple precise solutions. Traveling has broadened my perspective on life. It taught me how to adapt to and observe cultures without letting my own perspectives dilute the situations I was faced with. While I taught architecture in India, I was inspired by completely different world. This experience has brightened my color palette and my compositions have transformed into structured pieces that really speak to my architectural background. Process and color is something I am now infatuated with. My art is driven by a rapid decision-making process. I utilize an accelerated medium, like spray paint, to create a backdrop that I can manipulate the surface of very quickly. This way, I do not have time to decide on what the next move should be. I then sand and carve away at the piece until I arrive at a design I am comfortable with and can relate to in some way. The basis of the paintings I create is to be conceptual. For me, what makes art the most enjoyable is the ability to interpret it in many different ways. I try to see things differently every time and want the viewer to see something different or make them think differently. I try to see the other side of the story when exploring through process.