Born in NYC on December 9th, 1974, I have been painting in oils for over twenty years. In 1998, my senior year at SVA, I was smooshed by a taxi and lost the use of my painting hand. Although I muddled through to finish my BFA in 2000 and dabbled a bit afterwards, I had given up hope of making a proper "go" at the art-world. But I couldn't change my spots and in 2006, as a senior MA candidate in Arts Administration at Teachers College, I took "introduction to painting" as a coast-class while I finished my thesis. I haven't left the studio since.