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.
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
Maine South High School 1975, Park Ridge Illinois
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.