Hello, I am Anthony. I teach drawing, painting, design, and printmaking in Philadelphia where I live and maintain a studio. In 2012, I moved from the Midwest to Philly to attend the University of Pennsylvania's MFA program and fell in love with the gritty, supportive culture of the city. As a member/curator of the artist-run space, FJORD Gallery, an alum of the Fabric Workshop's studio staff, and as a member with United Academics of Philadelphia I have worked with many artists over the years to help build a nurturing, collaborative culture of creativity. I believe in the power of art to bring people closer to people.
The throwaway affirmations we tell each other without thinking, the networks we are so immeshed in that they are difficult to see, the trappings and displays of class we inhabit - it is all a part of the of the social water we tread. My work takes threads of that interpersonal tapestry and weaves them in with the diversion of melancholy and beauty.
I everything I make, I am seeking a balance between marking time in ways that reveal our impermanence and celebrating escapism as a necessary counterweight to transcendence.
Spirit Animal: Squirrel Chinese Zodiac: Wood Rat Astrological Sign: Pisces
A few artists I get really excited to see: Francis Bacon, Henri Matisse, David Shrigley, Jacob Lawerence, Fred Sandback, Olafur Eliasson, Bruegel, Monet, David Hockney, Philip Guston, Mike Kelley, Kerry James Marshall, Eva Hesse, Ellsworth Kelly.