Sunday, January 17, 2010

Curriculum vitae

Artist's Statement

Drawing from past experience as a film animator and art director, my
sculpture has evolved with an anamorphic, abstract and sensual

I developed a religious tone to some of my work while working on
church restoration, the statues of the saints and martyrs spoke to me
in a mysterious way.

I try to bring an animated feel to my work with the combination of
these styles and ideals.

The conflicts, the passion and the drama help me to establish my soul
and hopefully that of the stone's as well.

In Italy, marble from Carrara is known as "La Pietra Santa", the Holy
Stone. It has a power and magic over me, the crystals in the marble
resonate a frequency that electrifies my soul with mystic magnetism.

Creative Experience

1991-97 St. Mary of the Angels Parish, Chicago. Sculpture restoration
artisan. Restoration of many religious statues, artifacts, and

2000 Restoration of sculptor, Alfonso Iannelli's Marble Portrait of
his daughter, "Head of Bebe", 1925, Park Ridge Heritage Museum, Park Ridge Illinois

1982-present Freelance Motion Picture Animator

1989-1991 Computer Graphics Art Director

1991-2001 Restoration Artisan

1988-2001 Marble Sculptor

1997-2001 Sculptor with Virginio Ferrari

2001-present Animator, computer and traditional 2d animation

2004 - present Political Cartoonist

Proficient in the following computer skills:
Toon Boom Animation Studio 3, Flash 8, Photoshop cs3, Illustrator cs3, Microsoft Office, OS Power Mac, Wacom


The Carving Studio, West Rutland, Vermont 1991, Marble and Stone carving

Studio Carlo Nicoli, Carrara Italy 1988 for Marble carving and sculpture
Hand, Electric and Pnuematc tools

Columbia College Chicago, Bachelor of Arts 1982
Film and Animation

Triton College River Grove Illinois, Associates Degree 1977
Advertising Art

Maine South High School 1975, Park Ridge Illinois

Scupture Exhibitions

1977 Triton College Gallery, River Grove, IL.

1982 Columbia College Gallery and Theater, Chicago

1985-87 The Lounge Ax Club, Chicago

1986 Studio V, Chicago

1986 Custer Street Art Fair. Evanston, IL.

1987 The Limelight Club, Chicago

1988 Studio Carlo Nicoli Marble Symposium, Carrara, Italy

1989 & 91 The Carving Studio School Exhibition, W. Rutland, Vermont

1991,94,97 Ludwig Drum Factory Loft Condo Exhibition, Chicago

1994-2001 Hammer & Pixel Studio Exhibits, Chicago

1995-98 Chicago Marble Carving Studio Exhibits with Virginio Ferrari, Chicago

1995-98 International Marble and Granite Co., Chicago, IL.

1996 St. Mary of the Angels Parish Artists Exhibit, Chicago

1999-00 Terzo Millennio International Sculpture Exhibit, Terra
Moretti Group, Milan, Italy

2000-01 Art de Chicago Gallery, Highland Park, IL.

2001 Pops for Champagne, Highwood, IL..

2001 Park Ridge Art League's 49th Art Fair,
Park Ridge, IL.

2004-2009 Chicago Artist's Coalition Online Gallery

2005 Invited to exhibit my sculpture and participate in the Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy.

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