ABOUT

I started my career with a traditional fine arts background. As an assistant professor at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois, I taught painting and drawing at the graduate level and exhibited professionally. It was at the National Center For Supercomputing Applications U. of IL. I became interested in very early experiments in digital imagery.

In 1987, I ventured beyond academia to forge a career as a creative consultant, leveraging my fascination with computer graphics. I engaged with international clients, contributing to diverse projects such as product launches for Intel, designing packaging for Lotus Software — then a leading software company — and developing new products for major corporations like Anheuser-Busch, Cargill, and Ralston Foods.

As a owner/partner at MindActive in St. Louis, my focus was on digital media, 3D animation, web marketing and mobile communication tools.

Over the past quarter-century, graphic technology has experienced a remarkable transformation, marked by profound advancements and growing complexity. Despite this, my dedication to the timeless traditions of fine art persists. My latest work focuses on a blend of cutting-edge computer visualization, scientific intricacies, and respect for the physical and formal qualities inherent in painting and drawing.

EXPERIENCE

Partner/Owner at MindActive
2007 – Present

VP Creative Services, Group360 Worldwide
2004 – 2007

Creative Director, Color Associates
1990 – 2004

Owner, Propeller Animation, St. Louis
1987-1990
Owned and operated a CGI firm specializing in 3D animation

Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1981 – 1987
Taught graduate level courses in art and design

Instructor at Tennessee Williams Arts Center – Florida Keys Community College, Key West
1976-1981

EDUCATION

University of Florida
MFA, 1974 – 1976

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
BFA, 1970 – 1974

EXHIBITIONS

1974-1982

13th Midwest Biennial
Joslyn Art Museum
Omaha, Nebraska 1974

Solo Exhibit
Virginia Miller Gallery
Miami, Florida 1980

Group Exhibit
ArtSpace
Miami, Florida 1979

Group Exhibit
David Heath Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia 1980

Group Exhibit
Richard Jacobson Gallery
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 1981

Group Exhibit
Peter Rose Gallery
New York, New York 1981

Group Exhibit
Krannert Art Museum
Champaign, Illinois 1981-85

Contemporary Currents in American Arts (traveling exhibition) 1981-82
National Museum of History, Taiwan
Hwa Kang Museum, Taiwan
Fung Ping Museum, University of Hong Kong

Florida Art Fellows, 1981-82
Museum of Fine Arts
St. Petersburg, Florida 1982

Contemporary American Prints (traveling exhibition in Netherlands) 1982
Gemeete Museum, Amhem;
DeMuzeval/Bruggebow/Emmen;
Prinsenhof/Delft;Phillips Outspannings Centrum/Eindhovel;
Kultureel Sentrum/Tilburg

Comparisons and Contrasts (traveling exhibition) 1981-83
Austin College, Sherman, Texas
University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona
Ninth Annual Southern Graphics Council Conference, Tulsa Junior College, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, Florida
University Museums, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
Georgia Southwestern College, Americas, Georgia
McKissick Museums, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolin
38th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition
Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana 1982

1982-2010

New Acquisitions
Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven, Connecticut 1982

Group Show
Virginia Miller Gallery
Miami, Florida 1983

North Dade Culture Fest Exhibition
Florida International University
Miami, Florida 1983

Group Show
Virginia Miller Gallery
Miami, Florida 1983

Fifth Alabama Works On Paper Exhibition
Auburn, Alabama 1984

Illinois Landscape Exhibition
Springfield Art Association
Springfield, Illinois 1985

Group Exhibit
Sheldon Swope Gallery
Terre Haute, Indiana 1985

Group Show
I-Space Gallery
Chicago, Illinois 1985

ArtQuest ‘85 The Video Exhibit
(traveling exhibition to over 23 museums and galleries) 1985 to 1986

The St. Louis Peoples Project
Public Arts Project
Organized by Regional Arts Commission and FOCUS St. Louis 2001

Annual Exhibit ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology)
McCormack Place
Chicago, Illinois 2004

The Effects of Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia (for Eli Lilly)
Installation project
APA Annual Conference (American Psychological Association)
Convention Center
Washington DC 2008

Nanotechnology and Cancer Treatment- A New Approach
Video Commissioned by Covidien
July 2010

2013-2024

Missouri Botanical Garden
A Video History and Showcase of the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
September 2013

Origins – Natural Selections
A two person exhibition
Regional Arts Commission Gallery
St. Louis, Missouri 2013

“Land, Culture and Cuisine”
A video documenting the Petrified Forest National Park
Artist in Residence, National Parks Program
September 2018

“U City In Bloom”
A video showcase
CALOB grant, University City, Missouri
Feb 2019

“Poems at an Exhibition”
A collaborative exhibit with poet Ted Kooser
Kranzberg Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
August 2019

“Storytellers” Exhibit (Award of Excellence)
presented at Art Saint Louis
April 13-May 28, 2020

“Missouri Art Now” Traveling Exhibition:
— The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, MO
(March 5-27, 2021)
— The State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia, MO
(April 9-May 15, 2021)
— Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO
(May 29-July 17, 2021)
— Hannibal Arts Council in Hannibal, MO
(July 23-September 6, 2021)
— The Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph, MO
(Sept 17-November 7, 2021)

“Footprint” Exhibit (Award of Excellence)
presented at Art Saint Louis
September 25-October 21, 2021

“A Walk in the Woods”, A video about history and beauty of Ruth Park Woods
Sponsored by City of University City MO
March 2023

“Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience 2023”
presented at Art Saint Louis
April 15-May 18, 2023

100 Year Centennial
A video showcase of University City Parks
Sponsored by University City, Missouri
Feb 2024