Though I mostly participate in exhibitions as an artist, from time to time I take on the role of curator or co-curator. During this past October, I was fortunate to get the chance to be lead curator with the International Digital Media Arts Association for their IDEAS Exhibition in 2016. It was a great event, 32 amazing artists showing in the Laird Norton Building on Winona State University’s campus in Winona, Minnesota. Two other co-curators EJ Herczyk and Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo helped in the curation of the show. There were 8 judges including Christian Paul and Dena Grigar. Thank you to everyone including Davin Heckman, Jeff Ritchie, and Winona State who helped to make this happen.
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ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For 19 days in the early fall, around 400,000 attendees descend upon three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan Continue Reading →
Governors Island Art Fair – 9th Annual
This September I showed with 100 artists in New York City at the Governors Island, an Island that sits right between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The fair is organized by a nonprofit known as the 4heads and is made up of singular rooms along Colonel’s Row. Each room showcases painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and sound art. Continue Reading →
This summer my work was exhibited at the Roswell Museum & Art Center as part of the Currents New Media Festival in 2016.
This was such an amazing experience. The Roswell Museum is a hidden Jewell to the state, filled with incredibly gifted contemporary artists from all over New Mexico. Here is a break down of both venues.
Nice write up featuring the “Please Touch” Show at the Target Gallery just outside Old North Town next to Washington DC. The article was published both online and in the newspaper.
A Second Look: March 22 – April 22, 2016
Opening Reception on March 23, 6-9pm
Site:Brooklyn, NYC, NY
Drawing Lines Across Mediums is an exhibition of drawings that reflect the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in drawing today. Curated by Olga Valle Tetkowski, Head of Exhibitions, The Drawing Center NYC.
Once a Boy is a series of paintings that explores the lost tradition of a boy’s initiation into manhood through masculine rites and rituals. The images from this series are taken from an old shooting manual once owned by my grandfather, who used it to teach my uncle about responsibility surrounding guns. I started this project as a young man in my twenties, when I reflected on my own upbringing and started to question the blurry lines that separate boyhood innocence from adult responsibility. In my own approach I try and look at the gun as a “ritual right” similar to the times when boys where allowed to leave the safety of the tribe and go with their fathers to hunt and gather.
To read more of the artist go to hypertextmag.com/2016/02/19/once-a-boy-paintings-by-sherman-finch/
500X Expo 2015 juried by Erin Cluley opens next Saturday! It’s going to be a great show! This year’s selected artists include:
Brad Barrington, Emily Broussard, Spencer Brown-Pearn, Richie Budd, Beverly Cheng, Kimberly Cypert, Sarah DePetris, Tory Doyle, Yareth Fernandez, Sherman Finch, Steve Hamilton, Marcos Hernandez, Alison Jardine, Robert Jennings, Dan Lam, Casey Leone, Jieun Lim, JoElla Mendez, David Motter, Parisa Nozari, Alex Poston, Marina Shterenberg, Krista Stein…
The Big Show is Lawndale Art Center’s annual open-call, juried exhibition. It has been an important venue through which emerging and under-represented Houston area artists gain exposure since the show’s conception in 1984. The Big Show was formerly the East End Show, sponsored by the East End Progress Association, at Lawndale’s original location. Continue Reading →