Artist Statement

Pleasantly skillful work does not interest me because it does not ask enough from the viewer, or expose enough of the creator. I prefer art that records an honest struggle—an intense and often an awkward search to locate images that are large, revealing, passionate, and raw. My artwork is often initiated by building a chaotic field of color, abstract mark and shape. Carving order out of apparent disorder is a work process that has a metaphoric relationship to life itself.

Curriculum Vitae


Ohio State University BFA, Painting 1968 and MFA, Painting 1970


Professor, Cal Polytechnic State Univ., Art Dept 1973–2004 (Professor Emeritus 2004)

Grants and Honors

Puffin Foundation
Capelli d’Angeli Foundation
James P. Irvine Foundation
Distinguished Research Award, California State University
US Art in Embassies Program Artist
Creative Research Faculty Grant, California State University

Art Included in International Exhibitions

National Museum, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka, Yugoslavia
Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Ibiza, Spain
American Embassy, Luanda, Angola
Royal Society of Artists Gallery, Birmingham, England
Art Museum of Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Premio Internazionale Biella, Italy
Taipei City Museum of Fine Arts,Taiwan, Republic of China
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Korea Culture and Arts Foundation Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Malmo Konstall, Malmo, Sweden
American Embassy, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Museum of Printmaking, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
AmerikaHaus, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany
Ateneo of Orense, Orense, Spain
Westminster Gallery, London, England
Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Museo Carrillo Gil, Instituto Nacional Bellas Artes, Mexico
University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Durham Art Gallery, Durham, UK
Performance Works, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Television Tower Exhibition Center, Berlin, Germany


Gravura e Arte Grafica de Cabo Frio, Brazil
California State Library, CA Collection, Sacramento, CA
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Cal Poly Special Collections, San Luis Obispo, CA
Wesleyan College, Macon, GA
Minot State University, Minot, ND
City of San Luis Obispo, CA
Breast Care Medical Ctr, Quezon City, Philippines
Rembrandt Graphic Arts Corporate Collection, NJ
Wetoska Manufacturing Corp, Chicago, IL
Mid-State Bank Corp Collection, Arroyo Grande, CA
Iverson & Assoc, Architects, Newport Beach, CA
Wild Horse Winery Corporation, Templeton, CA
Jonathan Kirsch, attorney, author, LA Times Arts Reviewer

Full CV available upon request.