full resume

BORN – 1968, Belfast, Northern Ireland,

EDUCATION

1991-92 – RIBA Diploma Parts 1 and 11, University of Edinbugh.
1986-91 – MA Architecture, University of Edinburgh.
1973-85 – Sullivan Upper School, Holywood, Northern Ireland.

AWARDS

1986 – Fine Art Award – Sullivan Upper School
1986 – work selected for exhibition of top 10 A’ level students in Northern Ireland, Stranmillis College, Belfast.
1995 – 2nd Place – International Streetworks Festival, Melbourne, Australia.

ARCHITECTURAL WORK

1992 – Bligh Robinson Architects, Brisbane, Australia. (architects for world expo)
1994 – Richard Murphy Architects, Edinburgh, Scotland. (perspective renderings)
1995 – Edward Cullinan Architects, London. (perspective renderings)

PUBLICATIONS

2013 – Street – Magcloud.
2011 – 3D Street Art – Tectum Publishing.
1996 – A Carpet of Dream – Diary of a Streetpainter – RJD enterprises.

SELECTED COMMISSIONS
2015 – mural for Steven Pearl – venice canals
2013 – 16′ x 7′- 4 panel painting for Jonathan Sela and Megan Shoenbachler.
2011 – Public Art Mural or A Place Called Home, LA.
2010 – Public Art Mural for Mar Vista Gardens, LA.
2009 – Public Art Mural for LA Works, LA.
1995 – Public art – for the Ulster Museum, Belfast.
1994 – Mural for Ridley Scott Associates.
1994 – Public Billboard – for The Levellers – campaign against the Criminal Justice Bill, london.
1894 – Public Art – for the Evening Standard Magazine – 30th anniversary of carnaby street.
1994 – Public Art – for Brent City Council, London.

SELECTED FESTIVALS – invited artist

2015 – chalk festival, Sarasota Festival
2014 – World street painting festival, Arnhem, Holland
2013 – world street painting festival, Arnhem, Holland
2013 – Sarasota Chalk Festival, Sarasota, Florida
2013 – Atlantic City International 3D Chalk Festival
2013 – Bienial Del Sur – Panama
2012 – Sarasota Chalk Festival, Sarsota, florida
2006 – Des Moines – Arts Festival – Featured Artist
2002 – Dallas Fort Worth – Arts Festival – Featured Artist
2000 – Kansas City – Strada Del Arte – Featured Artist
2000 – San Rafael – I Madonnari
2000 – San Diego Chalk Festival
1998 – San Luis Obispo – I Madonnari Chalk Festival – Featured Artist
1998 – Santa Barbara – I Madonnari Chalk Festival – Featured Artist
1998 – Bella Via – Valencia – Featured Artist
1996 – Edmonton Streetperformers Festival
1994 – Circle Ball Fair – Streetperformers Festival – Toronto

SELECTED FILM and TV

1999-2005 – Production Design Renderings for music videos,commercials, and feature films. – Haven, Love-wrecked.
2010-2013 – TV Rentals – Modern Family, 21/2 men.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013 – Icehouse on 10th, Sarasota, Florida.
2013 – ‘Poetic Fields’ – FAB studio – Santa Monica.
2013 – ARTBLOCK Open Studios, Venice.
2012 – ‘Sea of Exchange‘- group show, Irish Film Festival, Pacific Design Center.
2006 – 12 – ‘Venice Artwalk‘- open studio
2010 – ‘Arthouse’- Habitat for Humanity, Santa Monica Studios.
2009 – ‘Far Away Places‘- David Jones Gallery.
2008 – ‘Figure and Landscape‘- solo show, Farmani Gallery.
2008 – ‘Distilled Landscapes‘- solo show, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Bergamot Station.
2007 – ‘Minimalism Today‘- group show, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach.
2006 – ‘13 Abstract Painters‘- group show, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach.
2002 – ‘Light Among Shadows‘- LA International – 18th Street Complex, Santa Monica.
1996 – ‘The Green Show‘- Downtown Lives, Factory Place, LA.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS – (PUBLIC AND PRIVATE)

collection of Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
collection of World Visions Foundation.
collection of Annenberg Foundation.
collection of Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013 – Otis College of Art and Design – guest speaker/tutor.
2013 – Sci-Arc – crit with Roland Coate, Michael Rotundi and Robert Mangurian.
2013 – Pomona School of Arts and Enterprise – summerschool mandala program.
2010 – Mychals Learning Center – Mythmaker workshops – visual interpretation of narrative.
1992 – University of Edinburgh – Department of Architecture – student tutor.

Arts Organizations
2016 – Director : venice street art festival
2015 – Director : venice street art festival
2013 – Co-Founder – ARTBLOCK – Artists Collective, Venice.
2012 – Founder – STREET ART PROJECTS – for education and social change through public art.
2002 – Founder – THE DISTILLERY – Artists Collective , Venice. (Institute for the pursuit of Absolutes and Nothingness)
1995 – Founder – URBANCANVAS – Artist Initiative for social change through Public Art, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

PRESS ARTICLES

art daily – distilled landscapes

campus circle – zanzibar series

commission for sela house by marmol radziner architects