It's been a busy spring! As you may know, my neighbor's building burned to the ground in late March. I prefer a less destructive form of spring cleaning, but nobody asked me. Luckily the contents of my studio were unscathed, but the apartment did sustain some damage so we're displaced until that can be finished. Despite all this, opportunities keep coming my way, and I'm feeling really positive about my art.
I just returned from a mini-residency on the west coast, spending a few days in the Trillium Project's no-internet, no-cell phone, window-full Shotpouch Cabin in the coastal mountain forest outside Corvallis, OR. For a sneak peek of some lush nature… Read More
Not gonna lie, it was kind of a rough start. I decided to ship all of my art supplies once I found out how reasonable the prices were to FedEx a couple boxes -- and they'd be there within two days! Sure they would. Between the holiday weekend, winter weather, and general Brooklyn deliveryperson laziness/incompetence, the pickup got delayed and then for the first couple of mornings I woke up to notification emails that the delivery was further and further delayed.
Lesson #1 learned: When going to an artist residency, if you're shipping supplies, make sure to bring at least enough in your carry-on to hit the ground running in some form. I may have panicked and stress-ordered 12 yards of… Read More
I'm excited to announce that I've been awarded a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center, the largest artist/writer residency in the United States. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I'll be in the little town of Johnson, Vermont - drawing, painting, and writing to my heart's content. I'm looking forward to (and a little overwhelmed by) the opportunity to step out of the daily grind and focus all of my energy on creating new work.
The notification of my acceptance could hardly come at a better time… Read More
When I was a kid, all but 3 of my teeth had to be pulled.
(Those other 3 I pulled out myself, wiggling them because they were "loose" until they actually were loose. One I yanked out at summer camp, out of mild boredom. Every one else was swimming.)
They weren't falling out naturally. A few adult teeth were coming in, but in a very helter-skelter way, all over the place. So I'd have to go in, get shot up with novocaine, and get a handful of teeth pulled at a time. From this… Read More
A few weeks back I submitted some of the Caitlyn paintings for consideration for inclusion in a show. It was being put together (from what I could tell) by a NY-based nomadic curatorial group, and was going to be hung in a church. I didn't think much of it. I've had my work included in shows that happened to be staged in churches before. Some churches are very progressive and my work is fairly tame in the grand scheme of things, to be honest.
But it was turned down for being too sexual. That's fine. It was actually nice to receive the jurors' notes -- that's pretty rare. And the goal is to keep submitting, rack up those rejections, right?
More recently, I submitted a similar selection of work… Read More