• When the purpose of an object is no longer relevant or the object has no relevant purpose we are left with an interpretation purified from logic. These satirical ideas craft the way in which the humorist presents theory to the alien. As the function is striped from factual authority it spawns a social commentary on personal perception and relation. Separated from imposing reason the most ordinary of objects can become a contemporary artifact exhibiting our most cherished cultural heritage.

    The painting of the evidently normal discloses the reasonable absurdity of the assigned expectation. The utterly mundane can become extraordinary from an amended perspective. Paintings such as a barbecue with a propane tank but inside of burning charcoal reveals the danger of just a little knowledge. A phoney tree cell-phone tower presented as a sapling in a plastic pot shows the ridiculous expectations of a manufactured life. With incoherent reason and a bastardization of the culturally sacred we can bring discourse to the ego of our greatness.


    Education:
    2014 MFA San Francisco Art Institute
    2008 BFA Otis College of Art and Design

    Selected Exhibitions:
    2016
    Stuff, Cookes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Wish You Could Have Seen This, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
    Presentation by Ma Li

    2015
    Group Show, Newport, Long Beach, CA

    2014
    Afterlife, Angel City Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
    A cARTel presentation

    Principle, The Old Mint, San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco Art Institute MFA exhibition

    Size Matters, Asofnow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    HYBRID, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    *Part of SFICA collaboration between CCA and SFAI graduate students

    2013
    CONTINUING MFA SHOW, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2010:
    The Fireworks, Candy, & Puppy Dog Store, Project Infest, Los Angeles, CA

    2008:
    Pony Up, Otis College B.F.A Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
    Mobious Effect, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    2007:
    General Cluster, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    2005:
    From The Far Reaches of...., Up Stairs at the Market Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca