Vintage Tech

Vintage Tech

Happy Hour Cocktails Pattern

Happy Hour Cocktails Pattern

Watercolor Bouquet

Watercolor Bouquet

Google Earth

Google Earth

Nature Center

Nature Center

Abstract Landscape

Abstract Landscape

Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel

Summerland

Summerland

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Cloud Patrol

Cloud Patrol

Vintage Classified Ads

Vintage Classified Ads

History Lecture Doodles

History Lecture Doodles

Rolleiflex Camera

Rolleiflex Camera

Google Earth

Google Earth

Olives

Olives

Volkswagen

Volkswagen

Buddy

Buddy

About Me

Hi! I’m an artist, illustrator, and surface designer based in Berlin, Los Angeles, Marfa, Minneapolis, Portland, Berlin.

I’ve been a speaker and visiting artist at Gustavus College and the Santa Fe Institute of Arts and am a recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the state of Minnesota. As an exhibiting artist, my work has been shown nationally and placed in numerous corporate and private collections.

My projects include a series of video diaries from Berlin and a year-long visual survey of Minnesota’s natural and built landscapes funded by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. My work has been featured on the Instagram blog, VSCO Grid, Apartment Therapy, and New American Paintings.

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
Artist Initiative Grant
Minnesota State Arts Board
Visiting Artist & Speaker
Gustavus College
Fellowship & Artist Residency
Santa Fe Art Institute
Artist Residency
Science Museum of Minnesota

PUBLICATIONS
Uppercase Magazine
Instagram Blog
New American Paintings
Apartment Therapy

Work with me!
My work is available for licensing and I’m available for commissions and freelance projects. Let’s talk!

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 From the January 6, 1921 classifieds in the Mpls Star Tribune. I hoped to find the person's name and occupation in the city directory, but apartment numbers aren't listed for the hotel. Also $1500 = $18,700 today. #fieldofficesketchbook  Thanks to everyone who's expressed an interest in buying one of these. Hopefully I'll have some ready soon! #fieldofficethumbnails
 Transcribing my great aunt's journal from 1921. There are lots of goodies inside: portable Victrolas, nights out to the (silent) movies, and she was buddies with the guy who invented Spam. #fieldofficesketchbook  I've restarted my Berlin video diaries! Link in profile or https://youtu.be/Z-VVn0KTtxQ ⚡️Keeping same schedule as before: new post every Monday. #berlinvideodiary #fieldofficelettering
 Adventures in painting on paper. Closer up of the far left one on @fieldoffice #fieldofficethumbnails  #fieldofficethumbnails
 #fieldofficethumbnails  Working in oil: I love being able to scrape and repaint certain areas. Then again, I am the kind of person who will do this on a never ending loop and that's not ideal either.  We're looking at about round three here.
 Loved finding these thumbnails from 1919 by Kasimir Malewitsch on this morning's excursion. Also the painting that stole my heart posted @fieldoffice #drawing #art #artist #sketchbook #sketch #thumbnail #thumbnailsketch #berlin #berlinart #berlinartist #germany  I've been a little quiet 'cause I switched continents. You can follow Berlin + travel stuff @fieldoffice! I'll be posting more work here soon now that I'm settled!
 Oh hello Monday. #fieldofficethumbnails  #fieldofficethumbnails
 Researching some places around town today. #fieldofficesketchbook  Oils  #fieldofficethumbnails
 Title and credits slideshow for this week's #berlinvideodiary. https://youtu.be/RU-tI7e-ll8 or follow link in profile!
 Music credits for last week's entry in my #berlinvideodiary https://youtu.be/Z-VVn0KTtxQ or link in bio. #fieldofficelettering  Today #fieldofficethumbnails
 #fieldofficethumbnails  Page two is full and trying to figure out where this is going, which is a move that's either smart or dumb. #overthinking #fieldofficethumbnails