B. St. Louis, MO USA

Lives in Bethesda, MD USA



MFA, Yale University | School of Art | Painting Program

BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Photography, Painting and Creative Writing 

BS, The University of Wisconsin, Madison | Art and Journalism


Select Exhibitions 


• June, Solo Show "Unscripted, Naturally", Addison Ripley Fine Art, Washington D.C


• November/December, Solo Show "Skin Codes", Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY. Curated by Karen Levitov.

• February, "The Accuracy of the Ordinary" Two person show with Elizabeth McTernan, Hilbertraum art space, Berlin, Germany. 

• January, Group Show, "Natural Allusions" Curated by Jackie Battenfield, Addison Ripley Fine Art, Washington D.C.



• November, "Storm", Online Curated exhibition, Center for Art and Thought, CA

• March, Stitching the Seam, Solo Show, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL.


  • December, Two Person Show,  Isabel Manalo and Martina Nitsche at Frank Kutschera Gallery in Berlin, Germany. 


  • February, Select, Curated by Stephen Philips for Washington Project for the Arts Annual Benefit Exhibition, Washington D.C.
  • March, Bits of Elsewhere, Solo Exhibit, Addison Ripley Fine Art, Washington D.C
  • March, Small Works Invitational as part of American University Faculty, Curated by Ed Ahlstrom, Montgomery Community College, Rockville, Maryland.
  • April, McLean Project for the Arts 50th Commemorative Exhibition, Curator: Deborah McLeod, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
  • May, "Mutual Friends", Curated by Jose Ruiz, Brian Balderston and Chad Saybrook, Brooklyn, NY, NY.
  • October, Solo show of new work at Geschichte, Berlin, Germany



  • January, Solo Exhibit Retrospective of work from 2006, 07, 08 and 09. Sponsored by Addison Ripley Fine Art at the German Marshall Fund, Washington D.C.
  • March, In The Beginning, Premier Group Show, Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, Charlottesville, VA
  • July, Departures and Arrivals: Investigating the Vocabulary of the Contemporary Landscape. Group Show Curated by Cara Ober, Towson University, Towson, MD
  • June, Fantastic Journeys, Group Show, McLean Project for the Arts, Mclean, VA
  • July, Bits and Pieces, Group show curated by Laura Ammussen, Goucher College, MD
  • July, Periphery, Group Show curated by Geoff Delanoy, Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame, MD
  • November, Catalyst, Commemorative Exhibition Celebrating Washington Project for the Arts 35th Anniversary. Curated by JW Mahoney, Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington, DC





  • February, Los Angeles Art Show, Venice Beach, CA with Museum Works Galleries
  • February, "Primed", Washington Project for the Arts Corcoran Annual Benefit Auction. Selected by Irene Hoffman of the Baltimore Museum of Contemporary Art. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
  • March, Group Show Curated by Carol Lukitsch of the Arlington Arts Center, Meyer Foundation, Washington, DC
  • April, "Saturated", Curated by Zoe Myers, Heineman Myers Contemporary, Bethesda, MD
  • May, "Believe It: 14 Painters", Curated by Jordan Block, Creative Arts Alliance, Baltimore, MD
  • August, "Summer Introductions", Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  • November, "You Catch More Flies with Honey", Carroll Square Gallery, Washington, DC.


  • January, "Mid-Atlantic New Painting", Curated by Jonathan Binstock, Ridderhof Martin Gallery at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
  • January, Faculty Show, American University Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC
  • February, "Wish Your Were Here", Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
  • May, "Turning the Page Part III: Nature Constructed", a virtual exhibit by Washington Project for the Arts, Corcoran.
  • June, "Space Domestic", Curated by Jiha Moon, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean VA
  • September, "Exchange", Washington D.C. Artists in Baltimore, MD. Sponsored by Washington Project for the Arts, Corcoran. Curated by Gabriel Martinez, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
  • December, "Exchange", Washington D.C. Artists in Richmond, VA. Sponsored by Washington Project for the Arts, Corcoran. Curated by Gabriel Martinez, Gallery 5, Richmond, VA
  • December, "Fresh Paint", Curated by Carol Lukitch of the Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA


  • January, "Groundwork", DEN Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • January, "State of the Arts", Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
  • April, "Wish You Were Here", Two person show with Jonathan Bucci. Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC
  • August,"Natural Selection", Two person show with Trine Bumiller. Solomon Fine Art, Seattle, WA
  • October, Washington Project for the Arts Corcoran Benefit Exhibition Curated by Erin Chase at Hickock Warner Architects, Washington, DC
  • November, "Boundaries: Contemporary Landscapes", Curated by Jeffrey Rhodes. Union Gallery at University of Maryland, College Park


  • September, "5 x 5", Five Local Arists, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington, DC
  • June, Gallery Slye and Warehouse Space, Washington, DC
  • May, Anonymous, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC
  • April, Group Show Gallery Artists, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington, DC
  • March, "New Acquisitions", National Academy of Sciences Keck Center, Washington, DC
  • February, National All Media Juried Show, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC


  • June, "Strictly Painting", McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA 2002
  • November, DB Sides, Decatur Blue and WPAC at Warehouse Gallery, WDC
  • September, "Flicker", Two person show at Warehouse Gallery, WDC