Artist's Curriculim Vitae

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Working in oils on canvas, or gouache on paper, I create erotic art to illustrate the mysterious, the occult, and the forbidden, with a humorous twist on homosexuality, politics, religion and icons. Peter Paul Rubens, George Quaintence, Paul Cadmus and Tom of Finland are among the artists who continue to influence my work. I hope to excite the viewer visually, emotionally, as well as spiritually. It is my goal as an artist and sexually active gay man, to paint erotica that continually challenges the views of people who oppose sexual freedom. If my paintings assist the viewer in discovering where they are in the spectrum of human sexuality, then my aim is reaching its target.

EDUCATION

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN Focus of study: printmaking, drawing, design 1975-1977

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

“TRANSCENDENTAL BIOLOGY”, Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, March 2009

“NASTY MEN”, The Smitten Kitten, Minneapolis, March 2005

“FETISH AND KINK”, Mr. B Leather & Rubber, Berlin, Germany, January-March 2001

“LEATHER AND KINK”, Mr. B Leather & Rubber, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Nov –December 2000

“POTENTIALLY OFFENSIVE”, Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, January 2000

“KUNDALINI RISING”, Eros, San Francisco, CA, March- April 1998

“THE BEAST WITHIN”, Good Vibrations, Berkley, CA, August–October 1997

“NEW EROTIC IMAGERY”, Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, January 1996

“MALE EROTICA”, Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, July 1994

“LANDSCAPES, LORE AND LINGHAM”, Quatrefoil Library, St. Paul, MN, July-September 1989

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

“DIRTY SHOW 18” juried show, Russell Industrial Center, Detroit MI, Feb 2017

“DIRTY SHOW 17” juried show, Russell Industrial Center, Detroit MI, Feb 2016

“DIRTY SHOW 16” juried show, Russell Industrial Center, Detroit MI, Feb 2015

“ART SEX juried show, Smitten Kitten, Minneapolis, MN Jan 2015-Feb 2015

“DIRTY SHOW 15” juried show, Russell Industrial Center, Detroit MI, Feb 2014

“ART SEX juried show, Smitten Kitten, Minneapolis, MN Dec 2013-Jan 2014

“DIRTY SHOW 14”, juried show, Bert’s Theater Warehouse, Detroit, MI, February 2013

“ART SEX juried show, Smitten Kitten, Minneapolis, MN Dec 2012-Jan 2013

“Less Than Ten Inches”, invitational show, Antebellum Gallery, CA,  June-July 2012

“DIRTY SHOW 13”, juried show, Bert’s Theater Warehouse, Detroit, MI, February 2012

“ART SEX” juried show, Smitten Kitten, Minneapolis, MN Dec 2011-Jan 2012

“UNCENSORED: QUEER ART AND THE CHURCH” LESLIE-LOHMAN ANNEX 

 NEW YORK, NY March-April 2012

“DIRTY SHOW LA”, invitational show, City Center Motel Los Angeles, CA,  June 2011

“Twin Cities PRIDE ART SHOW 2011”, juried show, Arts Institutes of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN May-June 2011

“SEATTLE EROTIC ART FESTIVAL” juried show Fremont Studios Seattle WA May 2011

 “RADIANCE” Madame, Minneapolis, MN April 2011

“DIRTY SHOW 12”, juried show, Bert’s Theater Warehouse, Detroit, MI, February 2011

“FOOT IN THE DOOR”, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, February -June 2010

“DIRTY SHOW Chicago”, invitational show, Viaduct Theater Chicago, IL June 2010

“Twin Cities PRIDE ART SHOW 2010”, juried show, Arts Institutes of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN June 2010”

 “DIRTY SHOW 11”, juried show, Bert’s Theater Warehouse, Detroit, MI, February 2010

“ART UNDRESSED” juried show, California Modern Art Gallery San Francisco, CA November 2009

“DIRTY SHOW LA”, invitational show, City Center Motel Los Angeles, CA Nov 2009 “

“ART UNDRESSED” juried show Box Eight Studios Los Angeles, CA September 2009

“ART UNDRESSED” juried show The Wynwood Social Club   Miami, FL June 2009

“THE KINSEY INSTITUTE’S JURIED EROTIC ART SHOW 2009” The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN  Apr –July 2009

“DIRTY SHOW 10”, juried show, Bert’s Theater Warehouse, Detroit, MI, February 2009

“DIRTY SHOW 9“, juried show, Bert’s Theater Warehouse, Detroit, MI, February 2008

“Twin Cities PRIDE ART SHOW 2007”, juried show, Soap Factory Gallery, Minneapolis, MN June-July 2007

“THE KINSEY INSTITUTE’S JURIED EROTIC ART SHOW 2007” The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN  Apr –July 2007

 “DIRTY SHOW 8“, juried show, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI, February 2007

“TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION EROTIC ART FAIRS” Los Angeles, CA October 1996-2006

“DIRTY SUMMER”, juried show, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI, September 2006

“THE DIRTY SHOW 7”, juried show, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI, February 2006

“POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE” Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, October 2005

“SEATTLE EROTIC ART FESTIVAL” juried show, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA, April 2005

“THE DIRTY SHOW 6”, juried show, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI, February 2005

“MEN BY MEN” invitational show, Art at Large Gallery, New York City, NY, April 2004

“EROTIC ANGELS” Vision Group Inc. Studio,   Minneapolis, March 2004

“PERVERSION”, ArTrujillo Gallery, Minneapolis, October 2003

“SKIN 2003, Part II”, Juried Show, Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, May-June 2003

“POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE”, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, NY, October 2002

“REAR VIEWS”, Leslie Lohman Gallery, New York, NY, September 2002

“DISTORTIONS OF A MODERN AGE”, Feitico Gallery, Chicago IL, February-March 2001

“EXPLICIT”, Juried Show, Kougeas Gallery, Boston, MA, March-April 2000

“BEST OF ART JONES”, Invitational Show, Art Jones Gallery Minneapolis, January 2000

“CROSS FIRE: A Journey into Gender Mayhem”, Juried Show, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, May-June 1999

 “EROTICA 99”, Juried Show, The Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis, May 1999

“HOT ART”, Juried Show, Art Landing Gallery, Dallas, TX, February 1999

“SEXUALITY OBJECT”, Juried Show, New Century Artists Gallery, New York, NY, June 1998

“EROTICA 2, Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis, April 1998

“THE NEXT SHOW”, Raven Gallery, San Francisco, CA, January–February 1998

“EROTIC ARTISTS GROUP”, The Sex Art Gallery, Minneapolis, January-March 1997

“MANHOOD: A PORTRAIT OF VIRILITY”, Juried Show, Circa Gallery, Chicago, IL,             April 1997

“EROTICA”, The Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis, April 1997

 

AWARDS

Honorable Mention “DIRTY SHOW 9“, juried show, Bert’s Theater Warehouse, Detroit, MI, Feb 2008

First Place  “The Second Tom of Finland Emerging Erotic Artists Competition”, Juried Show,

 Tom of Finland Foundation Los Angeles, CA, November 1995

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

“STROKE” published by Bruno Gmunder 2015

“Mein Schwules Auge 11” ( My Gay Gaze) October 2014 published by Rinaldo Hopf

“Capolavoro; di Uomo BEST OF GAY EROTIC ARTISTS” published Kennedy Publishing 2013

“Completely Stripped”, published by Bruno Gmunder, 2010

 “The Worlds Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Vol. III” published Erotic Signature 2009

“The Worlds Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Vol I” published Erotic Signature June 2007

“Stripped; The Illustrated Male”, published by Bruno Gmunder, 2006

 MAGAZINES

BONER MAGAZINE December 2017

Character Magazine July 2014

CLASS COMICS “A VERY KINKY CHRISTMAS MEATY” December 2016

CLASS COMIC’S “HOOKUPS MEATY” Sept 2015

CLASS COMIC’S “HEROES IN PERIL MEATY Sept 2014 

Honcho, August 2003                                                           

X Factor #01-P                                                                        

Tom’s Men in Boots Club International #54, #56            

Waterboys August 1998                                                                        

Gegen Pol                                                                        

RFD #100, #101, #102, #104 #172           

Powerplay #4

International Leatherman #17, #30

Siegerssalle February 2001

Gay-Press.de, February, 2001

Holy Tit Clamps #17

Mach #35                                                                       

San Francisco Bay Times, Feb 19, 1998

Gay & Night #34

Bunk House #22

FILMS

“Crank 2: High Voltage” Lionsgate Pictures released April 2009

 

PANELS AND FORUMS

“Dick Size in Erotic Art: Is Bigger Better?” Lesbian and Gay Center, New York, NY, June 2003

“Art Eros, Beauty Shadow” Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis, April 1997

“Proud Mary’s; Gay and Lesbian Artist’s Forum” Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, June 1995

“Gay and Lesbian Voices in the Arts Forum”, Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, May 1995

 

COLLECTIONS

The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Bloomington, IN  USA

The Leather Archives, Chicago., IL USA

Leslie Lohman Museum, New York , NY USA

Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles, CA USA