Associate Professor 2D Foundation
What courses do you teach?
Figure/General Drawing and Light Color and Design
What is your educational background?
BFA Painting, Arizona State University
MFA Painting, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Describe some career highlights?
Residency on Norton Island in Maine; Assistant Professorship at PrattMWP
List any ‘selected exhibitions’ you’d like mentioned. A sampling:
“Color Matters” The Painting Center, New York, NY; “Biomorphic” Morehead State University, Morehead, KY; “Claudine Metrick: Drawings” The Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA; “Mystical Ground” Regions Gallery, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
Do you have a professional website or online portfolio you’d like us to link to? If so, what is the URL?
In two sentences or less, write a condensed version of your artist’s statement.
I tend to work in a series, so each body of work differs slightly from the last. The landscape and natural forms are a catalyst for much of my work. Ultimately, I am using these images to articulate something about my own life through the lens of archetypal experience. I’m very much interested in themes of loss, love, transformation, and mortality.
Why do you think art is important?
Art allows us to bring something new into being which is both empowering and delightful.
What inspires you as an artist?
Nature, myth, and metaphor
List 3 adjectives that describe your current work:
Juicy, organic, and playful
What do you think is special about PrattMWP? (OR) Why do you like being a part of the PrattMWP Community?
The focus on foundations at PrattMWP is invaluable. The skills that students are acquiring during their two years here are crucial to their continued development as artists. I feel privileged to be part of providing that basis for them.
What kind of students do you like to work with? What qualities do they possess?
A good student is both diligent and curious.