I am driven to create as a way to understand feelings or thoughts that stem from life events and every day occurrences. I explore these feelings until a point of resolution within myself is found and I can visually depict my truth. Through collaging the figure with colors and imagery, I explore my own questions and experiences using portraiture and figuration as a vehicle. I primarily work in oil paint, charcoal or graphite. I am drawn to the way these mediums allow the surface to be built up gradually and allow control, while still leaving room for use of abstract mark making. I use photo references of friends and community members to build a visual dialogue with shapes and environments surrounding them. Using people that I have a connection to allows me to explore the complexity of the individual and highlight the everyday person’s experience while still finding my own answers within the work.
2018 I See You. Tomayko Gallery. Point Park University. Pittsburgh, PA.
2018 Physique. Panza Gallery. Millvale, PA *Juror’s Choice Award
2018 Students of Artists Who Teach. Westmorland Museum of Art. Greensburg, PA.
2018 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh: 106th Annual Exhibition. South Side Works. Pittsburgh, PA.
2019 About Face: Dual Show with Jason Schutzman. Curated by Carolyn Peirotti. Percolate Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.
2019 Art of the State. The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA. *Honorable Mention
2020 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh: 2020 Featured Artists Exhibition. Pittsburgh, PA.
2020 Paige Tibbe: Body Talk. Martha Gault Gallery. Slippery Rock University.
2021 Represent: New Portraiture. National Juried Exhibition curated by Hannah Turpin. Barrett Art Gallery.