Bio

 

Born in Vermont in 1975. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

My sculptures develop from a set of relationships: material and tool, past and present, scale of sculpture and body of viewer.

I’m drawn to materials from the rural northeast: cedar shingles, firewood, woolen cloth, boards from trees I cut with my father on his Christmas tree farm in Northern Vermont. These materials are naturally distinct and often hard for me to control. My history and personal associations with a material are critical, pulling me into an active conversation with the material and the past.

The tools I use are commonplace but often have personal stories associated with them. Growing up in Vermont I would help my father cut trees for firewood or help my mother wedge clay in her shop. When I use a chainsaw or plaster mold in my studio in Brooklyn that history is always present.

While my choice of materials and tools opens conversations between past, present, and place, the scale of my recent sculptures opens conversations between objects and viewer. These human-scale sculptures offer a personal visceral encounter, body of sculpture to body of viewer, through the past to this place now.  


Education
Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, M.F.A. Sculpture, 2004 

Bard College, B.A. Studio Arts, 1997

Selected Exhibitions

2017
Wheelock The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

Governors Island Art Fair, New York, NY

2016
Frédéric de Goldschmidt Not Really Really, Brussels, Belgium

2015
Into the Woods, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY

Wonderland, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY

3D by 3, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY

Red/Valentine, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY

Above and Below 1-10: Cross-Country 2015,  Howard Payne University , Brownwood, TX

2014
Abraham McNally and Vanessa Marsh, C2C Project Space, San Francisco, CA

Abraham McNally and Fritz Horstman, Art Lot, Brooklyn, NY

 

2013
BRIC Homecoming, New York

2012
111 Front Street, Speakers, New York

BRIC Rotunda Gallery, 8 Artists Making Sculpture, New York 

Radiator Gallery, This is How My Brain Works, Long Island City, New York

Field Projects, Wise Blood, New York

The LiShui Museum of Photography Pictures are Words Not Known, LiShui, China

2011
Standpipe Gallery Taking Shape, New York

Curious Matter Dividing Light Measuring Darkness, Jersey City, NJ

Allegra LaViola Gallery, Wassaic Project Auction, New York

2010
Wassaic Project, Summer Festival, Wassaic, New York

2009
International Center of Photography, Faculty Show, New York

2008
International Center of Photography, Faculty Show, New York

Vox Populi, Systematic, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Massachusetts College of Art Brant Gallery, New Work, Boston, MA, (solo)

2006
Morsel Gallery, Transubstantiation, New York, NY

2004
UBS Exhibition, Center, Enchanté (MFA Thesis Show), Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Pfriem Gallery, Recent Sculptures and Drawings, Lacoste, France (solo)

 

Teaching
Adjunct Professor, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, Fall 2010- present 

Faculty, International Center of Photography, New York, Spring 2005- present 

Visiting Instructor, Bard College, Annandale-on-Husdon, NY, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011 

 Adjunct Professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 2008-2011 

Adjunct Professor, Massachusetts College Of Art, Boston, 2004-2008 

Faculty, Lacoste School of the Arts (Bard College), Lacoste France, 1998-2001