About

Somewhere in my teens I discovered that art making is my way of exploring the universe. I spent a year at the Art Institute of Chicago and lost interest in school. I drifted for a few years then settled in New York City in 1980 where I worked with New York artists in a Soho print shop that specialized in fine art silkscreen prints. I had my own art printing business in New England for almost 20 years. When I decided to focus on my own work, I realized that years of mixing and matching color and working with different artists gave me skill sets I was unaware of. I developed a passion for oil painting and enjoy the idea that I cannot know where my work will lead me. I do believe the best is yet to come.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

One Person Shows

 

2018 “Question Everything” Detour Gallery – Red Bank, NJ 

2015 “Tarot” Galerie Protégé – New York City, NY

2014 "Illuminaughty " Project Studios - Hoboken, NJ

2014 "Just Looking" Drawing Rooms - Jersey City, NJ

2013 “Princesses & Patsies” Proto Gallery – Hoboken, NJ

2013 “7 Deadly Sins” Arlene’s Grocery - New York City, NY

2009 “Native American Portraits” - Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

2008 “The Lincoln Conspiracy” 111 Water Street Gallery - Exeter, NH

2008 “The Lincoln Conspiracy” Lawrence Academy - Groton, MA

2006 “Pigs” Loaf and Ladle Exeter - Exeter, NH

2005 “Disasters, the Ten Most Wanted - 7 Deadly Sins” Club Purgatory, Cincinnati, OH

2004 “Pigs” Gelb Art Gallery - Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

2002 “Through My Father’s Eyes” - Lawrence Heritage State Park, Lawrence, MA

2001 “Through My Father’s Eyes” & “Portraits of Lawrence” - Millart Gallery, Lawrence, MA
2000 “Disaster Show” - Roq La Rue Gallery - Seattle, WA

 

Group Shows

2021 "OAA Expressions - Late Summer 2021" Barn Gallery - Ogunquit, Maine

2019 “Artsfest 2019” South Amboy Arts Alliance – South Amboy, NJ

2018 “Group Show” Portland Art Gallery, Portland ME

2017 “Bloom” Parlor Gallery – Asbury Park, NJ

2015 “60 Americans” Elga Wimmer PPC – New York City, NY

2015 "Cartoonism Volume 2" Gallery 58 - Jersey City, NJ

2015 "Cartoonism" Gallery 58 - Jersey City, NJ

2015 "Art Project @ The Art House" Art House - Jersey City, NJ

2014 "The Big Small Show" Drawing Rooms - Jersey City, NJ

2014 "Art Project @ The Art House" Art House - Jersey City, NJ

2014 "Paranoia, Mind Control and the Art of Suggestion" Wonka Gallery - San Diego - CA

2014 "Monsters" Galerie Protégé - New York City - NY

2014 "Lone Nuts" Pancakes & Booze Art Show - New York City - NY

2011 “Turtle Salon” Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre - Paris, France

2010 "Unaffordable Art Fair" New York Studio Gallery - New York City, NY

2009 “Art Blast” (2 person show) Portsmouth Museum of Fine Art - Portsmouth NH

2009 “Black Pop Surrealism” Shore Institute of Contemporary Art - Long Branch, NJ

2004 “Double Feature” Lamont Gallery - Phillips Exeter Academy. Exeter, NH

2004 “32 Degrees” Group Show at George Marshall Store Gallery - York, ME

2004 “Summer Art Faculty Show”, Lamont Gallery - Phillips Exeter Academy – Exeter, NH

2003 “Violence Show” Wild Seduction Gallery - Miami FL

2003 “Juried Art Show” Essex Art Center, Award Winner (judged by Jock Reynolds current director of Yale University Art Gallery) - Lawrence, MA

2000 “True Grit” – (with Tara Misenheimer) Firehouse Gallery Newburyport, MA

Press:

Artist Talk - Detour Gallery - March 2018

Altered Reality: Industry Magazine 3/22/2018

Arlene’s Grocery nixes artist’s ‘Seven Deadly Sins' pop culture paintings - New York Daily News - 6/13/2013

LES Is a-Changin’: Controversial Artworks Canned at Arlene’s Grocery - Hyperallergic.com - 6/12/2013

Artist Robert Preston's Native American Portraits

Disaster (Averted)! Three Shows Successfully Take on Cataclysm

Robert Preston’s Cover Illustration For Caught in the Crossfire