I'm a DC/MD-based artist who works in comics, painting, portraiture, and zines. These days I'm mostly busy trying to merge all of these things into one unique thing or another. I also have a lengthy tenure using my artistic background in the field of social work, mental health, and working with the disability community.
I have a studio space in Otis Street Arts Project in Mt. Rainier, MD, participate in numerous artistic and freelance ventures under the guise of DC Creepers and as one half of Vinyl Vagabonds. Projects include comics with DC Conspiracy, Cartoonists Draw Blood, and various small press publications. Catch me sketching on transit, at music venues, and wherever you least expect to find me.
Many of my current gallery works are amalgamations of portraiture and storytelling, employing action sketching, gesture drawing, abstraction, creature creation, and re-purposed materials. Much like a page in my sketchbook, works are intended to deliver incongruous styles into complete, engaging, and contemplative compositions.
DC Creepers is a concept identity that espouses the belief that anyone can draw anyone at anytime and without permission. In essence, I sketch people wherever I go and you should too.
Otis Street Arts Project – Open Studio Tour, May 2019 – One featured work in the main gallery and featured artist for in-person art making and instruction.
Takoma Station Tavern and Rhizome DC - Art and Wine Hop Takoma Park, April 2019 – Selected to participate in the annual arts festival. Thirty-three new and recent canvas and paper works in two music/arts venues.
Milkboy Art House – Everything Must Show, December 2018 – Selected to participate in pop-up art show. Thirteen small works on paper and canvas.
Takoma Park Community Center – When Words Meet Art, November 2018 – January 2019 – Selected to participate in four-person show featuring works that use storytelling and text. Twenty-five canvas works.
Peabody Heights Brewery – Trash Wheel Fan Fest, October 20, 2018 – Three paintings featuring Baltimore themes and environmental practice of using reclaimed paints as collage. “Snail Mail,” “Maryland Blue,” and “Mr. Trash Wheel is on the Move” selected works.
Otis Street Arts Project – Open Studio Tour, December 2018 – Two featured works in the main gallery.
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – Juried Member Show, May 2018 – Mr. Squibly is on the Job #1 in the main gallery.
Otis Street Arts Project – Open Studio Tour, May 2018 – Three featured works in the main gallery.
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – Not Too High Not Too Low, March/April 2018 – "Hoop Analong and His Record Store" as part of seven featured works. Participated in group show exploring the intersection of highbrow and lowbrow arts. Created and designed screen-printed group zine for the show. Featured image and write-up in Washington Post Arts and Style section “Comic Book Artists Show New Dimensions” April 6, 2018.
Cardinal Space – Post Contemporary Record Store, January/February 2018 – “Reggie the Lovable Record Slob” interactive record/comic created for invitational show exploring record culture in the arts.
Touchstone Gallery - The One House Project November 2017 - One painting as part of 220 artists standing up for tolerance, inclusion and unity. 12” square panel dedicated to my ancestors who came to this country as immigrants from Ukraine. A project of the ArtWatch collective.
Recreative Spaces – Cartoonists Draw Blood Anthology Show “Creepshow,” October – December 2017 – Fifteen featured works. Curated and participated in group show featuring artwork from the comic book, “Trick or Treat.” Book and events related to this group are fundraisers for Red Cross blood drives.
Artomatic in various venues – Participation in large scale art shows and running demonstrations – Navy Yard 2009, Crystal City 2012, New Carrollton 2015 , Crystal City 2017.
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