My history paintings reflect life experiences of Brooklyn communities; immigrants, mom and pop shopowners, war veterans and 'ordinary people' who all have stories are the subjects of my colorful, expressionistic images.
Primarily an observational painter. Cityscapes of Jerusalem are a recurring motif, but not romanticized or idealized images, rather the grimy rundown reality. Introspective self -portraits and the figure are strong interests.
Site-specific installations in ephemeral materials. Videos mapping the un-mappable.
A fascination with our irrepressible compulsion to connect
and communicate despite the inevitable breakdown of those communications being clearly
I photograph (in both traditional black-and-white and digital color) domestic vernacular architecture in outer-borough New York City. I teach photography at Brooklyn College, and lived in Marine Park, Brooklyn for many years.
Drawings Ink /paper 11"x14"
I work this way not as a preliminary to my paintings but rather as stand alone pieces by themselves. The clarity of execution, and simple method allows clear and comprehensive results.
In my work I explore familiar American themes and icons, such as baseball and other sports,
cheerleading, maps, signs, brides and weddings, in unexpected ways, often through the lens
of gender and sexuality.
I am a Afro-Boricua/Dominicana born and raised in Santurce,Puerto Rico.
Working on breaking the mold of what an Afro-Caribbean and Latino person â€œshouldâ€ be.
While using my work to bridge the gaps between communities.
In this series of drawings I reference the body directly by using hair as the impetus for my forms. I
play with color, form and abstraction while exploring the hairs subjective properties as a cheap
commodity and personal signifier.