Born: 1973- Green Bay, WI

 Education

1997- Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), Milwaukee, WI (BFA)

1995- Richmond College, London, England, Visiting Artist Studio Program
 

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions:

2015- "HighSchoolHigh", SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

"Hunter<Gatherer", Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, WA

2012- “Illustration of Events Happening”, Prole Drift, Seattle, WA

2011- “Wasted Time”, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

2006- New Work, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

2004- “The Mind’s Last Great Trick”, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

2003- “Line” (with Joshua Weintraub), Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA

“Diptychs and Paintings Done in Tandem”, Phinney Center Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2002- “Recent Work”, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

2001- “New Drawings, Paintings and an Installation” (with Jennifer Dixon), Commencement Art Gallery, Tacoma, WA

1999- “Head Spaces”, New Mixed Media Work, AEON Gallery, Seattle, WA
 

 Selected Group Exhibitions, Juried Shows and Competitions:

2015- Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA

"Stratum", Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014- “A Place for Memories and Secrets”, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013- “Polari/MoWave”, True Love Gallery, Seattle, WA

Various murals for the “Onn/Of” art festival, Seattle, WA

2012- “TEETH”, Soil, Seattle, WA (with N. Avienne, A. Johnson and J. Zwick)

“Soil at Sea-Tac”, Seattle/Tacoma Intl. Airport, Seattle, WA

“Under the Rainbow”, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011- “Black and Blue”, an installation at ACT Theater, Seattle, WA

2010- “Blood, Sweat and Tears”, a mural installation at

Inscape Arts Building, Seattle, WA

“Then and Now”, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

“SOIL in Residence”, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

“New American Paintings, #85”, Juried Exhibition in Print, Pacific Coast, USA

2009- “Send Me An Angel” (Robert Yoder), Howard House, Seattle, WA

“Seattle Artists, Idiosyncratic Twists”, artEAST, Issaquah, WA

2008- “Inevitable Continuum”, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

2007- “Arts Illustrated”, Seattle University, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle, WA

G110 Exhibition, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

“COCA Seafair Ball Art Exhibition”, Seattle, WA

2006- “PULP- Works on Paper”, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

2002- “Shelter”, Seattle Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA

1999- “An Exploration of Queer Space”, Robbie Mildred Gallery, Seattle, WA

1997- “Eller Media Billboard Competition” (2 pieces selected), Various Public Billboard Spaces, Milwaukee, WI
 

 Awards

2016- 4Culture Arts Projects Grant, Seattle, WA

2015- CityArts Summer Art Walk Awards, Seattle, WA

2014- CityArts Spring Art Walk Awards, Seattle, WA

2011- Gap Grant recipient, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA

2009- New American Paintings, Juried Exhibition in Print, #85

2008- Artistic Merit Award, PONCHO Art Auction, Seattle, WA

2003- EDGE Stipend Recipient, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
 

Related Professional Experience:

2010-Present- Member, SOIL (Artist Run) Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015- Guest Artist Lecturer, Intro to Interdisciplinary Art Concepts Class, University of Seattle, WA 

2006-2009- Guest Artist Lecturer, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA

2004- Juror, “League for Innovation, Seattle Central Community College District, Seattle, WA

1999-20002- Steering Committee Member/Founding Member, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

2003- Guest Artist Lecturer, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA

1999-2001- Member, Board of Directors, ArtSpace, Seattle, Seattle, WA

1999-2001- Life Drawing Coordinator for Weekly Figure Drawing Sessions, Seattle, WA

1999- Committee Coordinator, MOVE! Meeting (and ArtSpace Seattle sponsored event bringing together local artists and City Council members to discuss current issues affecting Seattle’s art community) Seattle, WA
 

Write-Ups and Reviews:

2015- "The Gay, Life-Affirming, Gun Controlling Art of Christopher Buening", Stranger SLOG, J. Graves

2014- “Fresh Secrets”, Stranger, J. Graves

2013- “Sturm und Drang und Blitzing”, City Arts, A. Manitach

2012- “Cross Dressing the Gendered Gesture”, City Arts, A. Manitach

“In the Studio”, New American Paintings, A. Manitach

“Chew On This: Strange Art About Teeth”, Seattle Times, M. Upchurch

2011-“C+D Create Seattle Home for Art and Ent.”, Seattle Times, R. Teagarden

“They Hang Together”, Seattle Weekly, J. Waterhous

2007- “Arts Illustrated- Must See”, Seattle PI, R. Hackett

“Arts Calendar, COCA Seafair Ball Art Show Review”, Seattle Weekly, R. Shimp

2004- “See”, Tablet, Issue 87, E. Hildebrandt

2001- “Ordinary Turned Extraordinary”, Tacoma Reporter, S. Kelly
 

Collections:

2013- Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA

2012- “Under the Rainbow” Private Collection, J. Harris and C. Garcia

2010-2011- Private Collection, Suchan/Robinet

2009- Seattle City Light Portable Works Collection

2007- King County Portable Works Collection
 

Commercial Work:

2014- “Reflective” Gnome and Spybey, Crime League Records

2013- “Dubbabye” Gnomes of Kush EP, Cyan Music

“Three” Gnome and Spybey, Crime League Records

2012- Mario’s Clothing, Storefront Window Displays, Seattle, WA

2010- “Hyperdimensional Animals” Invisible Allies, Arabesque Distribution