2006 MFA in Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2004 BFA in Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI



Plain Sight, Richmond Center for the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI


THIRTY NINE YEARS, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI

I can't wait to get off Work, Bannerette, Brooklyn, NY

Content Intent Replay, Projekt 722, Brooklyn, NY

How ‘Bout Now, BFP Creative, Brooklyn, NY

Vessels, Blackston Gallery, New York, NY

The Ecstasy of Influence, Spring Break Art Show, New York, NY


*IVIN BALLEN, CEO, Bunker259, Brooklyn, NY*


In the Details, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

Hothouse, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY

Failing Flat, Central Trak, University of Texas at Dallas, TX

Nearly Neutral, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY


Potential Images, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA


DÉJÀ VU, Regina Rex, Queens, NY

PDF, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY

Step and Repeat, Toomer Labzda, New York, NY

Hermaphrodite, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY

Painting Expanded, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY

The Finishers, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

In Bloom, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI

Flag Day, Islip Museum, East Hampton, NY

The Working Title, The Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY

Selections from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Lutz, Wildlife, Brooklyn NY


Painting Comes Alive! Artjail, New York, NY

True Singing is a Different Breathing, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY 2009


*Sleepless in Seattle at Winkleman Concert Hall, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY *

Unnaming of Parts, Blackston Gallery, New York, NY

Remains of the Day, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York, NY

Deviate, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York, NY

No Objective, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

Abstractions and Contractions, Lumenhouse, Brooklyn, NY

Invisible Duck Tape, Gallery Satori, New York, NY


If the Dogs are Barking, Artist’s Space (APARTMENT SHOW NY), New York, NY 2008

Isn’t It, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL

Accident Blackspot, Freight & Volume, New York, NY

Accident Blackspot, Markus Winter Gallery, Berlin, Germany


*50/50, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY *

*50/50, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI *

*Solo Booth: Pulse Art Fair, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY*


Can I Borrow your Spaceship?, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI Cranbrook Thesis Exhibition, Bloomfield Hills, MI


Summer Pack 1, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI


*solo show



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“Medium Cool – Best in Mixed Media,” TimeOut New York, November 4-11, 2009

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Gunn, Dan, New City Art, July 17 2008

Bedford, Christopher, Artforum, March 2008

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