My work investigates the intersection between image and text, figure and architecture, architecture and landscape. I am inspired by the grammar of comics and graphic novels but am seeking to expand the vocabulary of the narratives traditionally presented in this medium by exploring themes of gender, sexuality, memory and urbanism, among other things. On a formal level, some of my pieces conflate the tools of architectural representation with those of sequential narrative in order to question these very methods and offer new means of representing space, time and the role of the body in both simultaneously.
My comics work has previously appeared in Hi-horse, (a four-person comics anthology of which I was a co-editor and contributing artist), Blurred Vision, Pood, the academic journal Specs, The Brooklyn Rail and most recently in Volume 3 of the acclaimed Graphic Canon series from Seven Stories Press. I received the prestigious Xeric grant in 2003 for my comics collection Angel. I recently completed Apsara Engine, a 200-page collection of seven short stories, which I am currently shopping around to publishers.
My artwork was featured in Animal Magic, a solo show of watercolors at ArtLexis Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, in January 2010. My work was also featured in Story/Line: Narrative Form in Six Graphic Novelists, a group show at the Bannister Gallery at Rhode Island College in February 2013 and in The Graphic Canon, World Literature through Art & Comics, a group show at Grady Alexis Gallery, New York, NY, June 2013.
Although I received a master’s degree in architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and have worked for many years in the field (most notably at I.M. Pei’s New York office), I have recently decided to focus on art, comics,illustration and graphic design.
I live in Brooklyn, NY.