A LAWYER WHO IS ALSO AN EMERGING ARTIST
As A LAWYER:
Education: J.D., Stanford Law School, 1999. Moot Court, Stanford Law Review. B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1994.
Bar Admissions: California, 1999; Washington, D.C., 2001; Maine, 2009.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. San Francisco Office, 2006-2009. Associate attorney, litigation and appellate groups. Intellectual property, copyright, trade secrets, civil and criminal antitrust (white collar economic competition crimes such as price-fixing and bid-rigging), complex commercial litigation, appeals.
Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington D.C. Office, 2000-2004. Associate attorney, litigation and antitrust groups. Intellectual property, antitrust, appeals, first amendment and constitutional law.
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia, 2004-2006. Judicial law clerk to the Honorable Franklin S. Van Antwerpen. Intellectual property, first amendment and constitutional law, privacy law, defamation, contract and economic harm (business tort) law.
Served as the mediator of about 200 small commercial disputes and lawsuits, including as a paneled mediator for the Maine Judicial Branch, Portland ME, on two court-adjunct panels, 2009-2013.
As an aRTIST:
Emerging visual and conceptual / New Genres artist: Large-scale text-based oil painting, large-scale text and visual installations, conceptual video, drawing, and performance art, 2013-present.
Works are in U.S. and international private collections and U.S. corporate collections through direct sales and and work with a Manhattan-based art consultancy.
Most recently (Jan 2019): Appointed to the board of trustees of IDSVA, The Institute For Doctoral Studies In The Visual Arts, www.idsva.edu. IDSVA offers a world-class low-residency PhD program in art theory and philosophy to visual artists and creative scholars.
Previously: Unsolicited nomination to apply to the Spannocchia Artist Residency (Italy, Jan 2019); in discussions for non-exclusive US gallery representation (Jan 2019); invited to create and show two large-scale installations, with conceptual video and performance art, at a New York art fair (Nov 2018); placement of a large-scale text work in a corporate collection in Manhattan (Oct 2018); large-scale text oil painting to serious LA / NY collector (2017); three juried art selections to emerging art fairs in New York and London (2017). As of 2019, large text oils sell above five figures; other works sell between 2k and five figures.
I handle all of my own transactions, negotiations, and protection of my IP and my artist rights. Average acquisition price has increased from $750 (2014) to $3.5k (2015) to $10k + (2019). Serious collectors have started acquiring my oils (2017, 2018, 2019); Collectors place a growing number of my works in art vaults rather than on walls (2018); I’ve been invited to show installations in New York that have attracted art critic and academic attention (2018).