Artist Statement

Me in the studio
My work evokes nostalgia and reminds you of a joyful past. Combining the old with the new, it directs your attention to long forgotten beauty now slated for the landfill. My mission is to preserve and rescue and to leave a legacy of beauty revived. Through the repurpose of broken and discarded materials, I challenge the viewer to focus on the details and in doing so reassign their value to art.

Curriculum Vitae

Future Exhibitions

Pinball Famous, Solo Exhibition, Artsmiths Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2019
Off the Wall, Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery, New Kensington, PA 2019


Past Galleries and Exhibitions

History Inspires Art, Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Tiltcycle: A Pinball Revival, Solo Exhibition, Studio 2091 Mothersbaugh, Akron, Ohio, 2014
Insert Coin to Play, Wildcard, Pittsburgh, 2011


Current Galleries

Artsmiths Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2017-19
Pittsburgh Pottery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018-19
Kickback Pinball Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018-19


Selected Fairs

Replay FX, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018
Replay FX, Pittsburgh, PA, 2017
Holiday mART, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA, 2016
Lucifer’s Gallery, Pittsburgh Tattoo Company, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Art Brew, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA, 2016
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Crafts & Drafts, East End Brewing Co., Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Pittsburgh Retrogaming Convention, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Replay FX, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015


Retailers

Mezelmods, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Efikio, Seattle, Washington
Wildcard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
E Street, Cleveland, Ohio
Chain Link Addiction, Cleveland, Ohio


Awards / Honors

Best in Show – History Inspires Art, Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Emerging Artist, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Grand Prize, Pittsburgh City Paper ArtBox Contest, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015
Best in Show Vendor Award – Replay FX, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015


Press / Media

4 the 412 video studio interview, WTAE, Pittsburgh, 2016
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Pinball Profile with Jeff Teolis K106FM, ON, CA
Fun With Bonus
PAPA TV live stream
The Pinball Podcast, guest
Bro, Do You Even Talk Pinball?
Reloved Magazine, Jan 2016
Shore Home & Garden Magazine, March 2015
Upcycle That
Buzzfeed
Cheezeburger WIN!
Pinball News
The Arcade Archives


Education

The University of Akron Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, 1995