2009-2011 The Ohio State University, MFA with an emphasis in painting and drawing.

2001-2006 BFA Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, emphasis in painting and drawing. 



2024    “Rap Painting” SLAG & RX Gallery, New York, NY.

2020     “Searching For The Cultural Plumb Bob"  MCCC, West Windsor, New Jersey.

2015     “Meditations on Making: Marinating & Marking  Movement” One River Gallery, Englewood New Jersey.  

2008      “Friendship is The Best Ship” Zahar Vaks & David Bratton, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA.             



2023       “Have Your Cake and Eat it too” Melhop Gallery.

2022        “Artist in Residence Biennial”  UTK Downtown Gallery.

               “3 Going Through 9 to Get to 27” Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston Texas.

2021       “Emotional Architecture” TRI-STAR ARTS, Golden Chain Gallery. 

                “The historic Candoro Marble Building” Knoxville Tennessee.     

2020        “Beijing Contemporary” CLC Gallery Venture, Beijing, China. 

2019        “Decade” SFA Projects, curated by Sun You, New York, NY.

2017        “Sick Painters” Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, CA.  

2016        “Interior Landszaft” Leslie Heller, New York, NY.

                “Portrait of My Brother”, Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, California. 

2015        “Island Time: Galveston Artist Residency -The First Four Years” Curated by Eric Schnell CAMH, Houston, Texas.

2013        “Galveston Artist Residency show” Galveston, Texas.

2012        “We Don’t Have All Night” Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio. 

2010        “Thanks Frank” The Elkins Estate, Elkins Park, Pa.

2008        “For You, For Me, From Me” curated by Dustin Metz, Flux Space, Philadelphia, PA. 

2007        “Exxscapes”, Curated by Austin Lee, Exclamation Gallery,  Philadelphia, PA. 



2023 Rema Horton Mann Foundation grant.

2021 Artist in Residence (AIR) , University of Tennessee, Knoxville  

2018 Robert Rauschenberg Artist Residency 

2017 Asylum Artist Grant, Asylum Arts 

2012-2013 The Galveston Artist Residency 



2014-present  Co-Director and curator at Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist-run  gallery & curatorial collective, Brooklyn, NY. 

2023   Chantal Wnuk “Walking and Falling at the Same Time, co curated by Lauren Whearty, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY.

2022   “Home Meaning” Nuveen Barwari, Rubens Ghenov, Sean Heiser, and Maria walker, Ortega y Gassey Projects.

            Point A: Chapter One, Solo Exhibition: Katya Grokhovsky, Ortega y Gasset Projects , Brooklyn, NY.

            The Weakness Against The Silence an installation by Zhenya Plenchkina Sklar in collaboration with Misha Sklar vydavy sinkdikat, Ortega y Gasset Projects , Brooklyn, NY.

2021    Mark Joshua Epstein, “A Change in Mood and Weather” , Ortega y  Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY.

2020    “In/Flux: on influence, inspiration, transmission and inspiration”,  Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY. 

2018    “The Mahavvidyas and Fields of Ice” a solo show for Jesse Bransford. Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY. 

            “Strange Business” a solo show for Rose Nestler, co curated with Catherine Haggerty. Ortega y Gassey Projects, Brooklyn NY. 

2017    “I Pine” a retrospective of Rick Briggs, co curated with Leeza  Meksin, Will Hutnick, Eleanna Anagnos, Catherine Haggerty, and  Eric Hibit. Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY. 

2016    “On Knowing Unknowing: A Material Narrative” Ortega y Gasset  Projects, Brooklyn, NY. 

2015    “Thinking & Touching Time” Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn,  NY.  

            “Satellite Squared, Migrational Methods & a Romantic Gonzo Gesture”,      Satellite Contemporary, Las Vegas, Nevada.



2023    Cornell University, with Nickola Pottinger. Facilitated by Leeza Meksin Zoom Lecture.

            Facilitating a Zoom presentation and talk by Chantal Wnuk with co-curator, Lauren Whearty, Ortega y Gasset Projects

2022    Parsons School of Design, invited by Rose Nestler, New York, NY.

            CUNY Purchase, invited by the MFA department. Zoom Lecture.

           THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Zoom lecture, facilitated by George Rush.

2021    UTK Artist in Residence Lecture, UTK Art & Architecture Building, Knoxville, 

2020    THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY invited by Suzanne Silver, Zoom Lecture

            University of the Arts, invited by Lauren Whearty, Zoom Lecture

            University of Portland, invited by Ralph Pugay, Zoom Lecture.

            MCCC, invited by the MCCC arts department, Mercer, New Jersey.


Relief Systems , a conversation with Nickola Pottinger, Ayin Press

Gorky’s Granddaughter Interview MCCC ARTS News, Mercer, New Jersey.

Robert Rauschenberg Residency Interview

“Island Time” Galveston Artist Residency- The First Four Years at The  Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

The New York Artist-Run Galleries You Need To Know,