I was born and raised in Manhattan and began my studies in art as a teen at the High School of Music and Art. I continued my formal training in fine art at Purchase College and the School of Visual Arts in New York.
For nearly two decades, I professionally restored and conserved antique wooden objects and completed two major conservation projects for the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
My work develops intuitively and incorporates diverse layers, which alternate consecutive, conscious, deliberate, and unpredictable interventions.
The material of my painting is obtained primarily by the use and subtle mixture of highly pigmented oil paint and cold wax medium. This medium allows my work to evolve through complex processes of superimposition, using additive and subtractive techniques throughout their creation.
I draw inspiration from the conscious and unconscious mind, the urban environment in which I reside, and from half a century of visual memories and emotional experiences.
The abstract space that emerges from my practice suggests reminiscences and deliberate quotations from American historical abstraction, which I revisit in the blurred, vacillating, and elusive light of our modernity.