CURRICULUM VITAE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
An independent art historian and theorist for nearly a decade, I design and present lectures, workshops, courses, and interactive events in
art history and studio art -- often traveling to facilitate them.
In creating and presenting programs illustrating the interdisciplinary correlation and appeal of the visual arts to the broader historical continuum,
I'm able to engage teachers, docents, students, and public alike by facilitating new ways of seeing, reflecting, and learning. My niche as an art
historian-educator is made unique by my artist's eye and expertise (having been a studio artist for over half my life), a broad love of history, and
an undying curiosity over seemingly loose connections.
My working environment is found in US and European art museums, auditoriums, classrooms, galleries, studios, and on-site. Connections include
Rice University's Glasscock School, Rice University's Advanced Placement Summer Institute and Teacher Grant Group, McNay Art Museum, San
Antonio Museum of Art, Jung Center of Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Pearl Fincher Museum, Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Visual Arts Alliance, St. Luke's, Texas Educational Federation of Language Arts, Rice University Alumni Association, Texas Art Supply, and other
institutions, corporations, and private companies throughout Texas and the United States. For the last nine years, all of my courses in art
history and studio art presented for Rice University have been co-sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Prior to being engaged by
Rice University, I was an active docent (1999-2005) and senior docent (2005-2010) for the MFAH -- where I often instructed new docent classes and
teachers of Fine Arts.
Rice University posted my three-part lecture, "Vincent van Gogh's Legacy: The Battle for Self-Expression", to youtube.
I have conducted half-day and day-long educator workshops for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston -- where components have typically included
lectures, gallery discussions, and studio instruction. I have also lectured for the MFAH's Evening for Educators programs as well as in their
workshops in conjunction with TAEA, Houston ISD and Pearland ISD. I have spoken at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Leonardo da
Vinci and at St. Thomas University, where I addressed Houston area teachers on integrating art history and languages. Additionally, I present
integrative talks and tours to the business, academic, and private sector.
An active studio artist who works primarily in Prismacolor and graphite, I
began my training at UCLA with R.B. Kitaj in the 1970s and continued my studio
training with Michael Frary (watercolor) and Garry Winogrand (photography) at the
University of Texas at Austin. Three of my photographs are posted here.
My drawings are represented in the collections of corporate and
business patrons, including MBank, Republic Bank, the James Dick
Foundation at Festival Hill in Round Top, Columbus State Bank, Hill
Bank, and Texas Commerce Bank. Works have also appeared on
numerous catalog covers including the Houston Junior Forum and
Opamp Technical Books of Los Angeles (eight cover designs).
Private patrons across the United States and in South America
have commissioned and collected these works.
Top: Brunelleschi's Foundling Hospital, Florence, Italy
Middle: Burden's "Urban Light", LACMA, Los Angeles, Calif
Bottom: observing an artist at Washington DC's National Gallery