After graduating MICA I established a studio in the unfinished portion of my apartment's basement here in Baltimore. Recently that studio has been featured on the art-blog journal-du-design.fr. Click HERE to see the article. During the six months there I focused on re-establishing drawing into my practice, experimenting with new materials and designing/building proposals for several large-scale installations.
Two weeks ago, I moved into my new studio at the School 33 Art Center. Over the past two years I have had a strong relationship with School 33 and am excited to join the ranks of the other resident artists here.
Below is a quick panorama shot I took with my cell phone camera of the new space. Looking forward to getting down to some seriously business here.
This past May, I had the incredible privilege of giving the commencement speech on behalf of my class for the 2012 graduation ceremony at MICA. It's been almost a year now since leaving MICA and not a day goes by when I don't think back on my time there with awe, gratitude and pride.
In just under a month the class of 2013 will be taking to the same stage, having just seen their thesis this past weekend I am so proud to count so many of them as friends and colleagues. Deana Haggag from the Curatorial Practice MFA will be giving the speech this year, I speak with all confidence when I say that she's gonna hit this one out of the park, I can't wait to hear it.
Below is a link to my speech from last year, botched beginnings and all:
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SPEECH