About Me

 

I am a Louisville, KY based sculptor working primarily in stone. I was born and raised in Elk Grove Village, Il., a suburb of Chicago. I attended Bellarmine College here in Louisville where I received a B.A. in Fine Art.

After graduating, I went through different phases of focus with my art. I was also trying to establish my own business, a cabinet shop, so my art suffered. About 2001, I started working at the studio of Bob Lockhart, one of my professors from Bellarmine. I would go over once a week and carve. Over time, Bob asked me to apprentice for him. While doing that, my need for creating my own art really grew. I was also reintroduced to stone sculpture during this period. I hadn't carved stone since school. I fell in love with it.

I don't remember stone being such a favorite of mine back in school, but it quickly became my medium of choice. In 2011, Bob encouraged me to apply for membership in a co-op gallery of which he was a member. I did and was accepted and I kicked off my membership with a show with Bob. It was quite a journey.. 

Over the last 6 years I have been focusing my artistic efforts on carving stone. I can't get enough. I have found my home. I carve every day. When I am out of town, I miss carving and don't feel like my day is complete. I have become able to produce a steady flow of new work. My art is my passion. It really provides a completeness that I didn't realize I was missing.

 "Seahorse" Italian Blue Ice Alabaster on Lacquered Wood Base

"Seahorse" Italian Blue Ice Alabaster on Lacquered Wood Base

Curriculum Vitae
Bachelors Degree in Fine Art - Bellarmine College
 
Exhibiting at Revelry Gallery, Louisville KY - 2014 - Present
Exhibiting at Hidden Hill Nursery and Sculpture Garden, Jeffersonville, KY - 2014 - Present
Exhibiting at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY - 2015 - Present
 "Cor Liberum" Commissioned work for Norton Hospital, Audubon Campus, Louisville, KY 

"Cor Liberum" Commissioned work for Norton Hospital, Audubon Campus, Louisville, KY 

Exhibiting at Tall Grass Arts Center, Chicago IL - 2016 - Present
Juried Member of the Kentucky Architectural Artist Directory - 2015 - Present
Exhibiting at Pyro Gallery, Louisville KY - 2012 - 2017
 
2018
"If the Spirit is Willing" jurried into "Sculpture Rocks", an outdoor sculpture show at Josephine Sculpture Park, Frankfort KY
"Berea Festival of Learnshops Instructor Exhibition" - Berea KY
Instructor for "Berea Festival Of Learnshops"
2017
Awarded the Entry Sculpture for Norton Audubon Hospital, Louisville KY - $190,000.00 budget
"LVA Open Studio Weekend Juried Show" - "Peace Lilly" juried in to the Opening show for the LVA Open Studio Weekend, Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Louisville, KY
LVA Open Studio Weekend - Louisville, KY
"Made You Look" - Three person show with Karen Terhune and William Duffy - Kore Gallery, Louisville, KY
KYANA Outdoor Sculpture Show - Hidden Hill Nursery and Sculpture Garden - Jeffersonville, IN
 "Untitled" - Tortoise Shell Alabaster Sculpture

"Untitled" - Tortoise Shell Alabaster Sculpture

2016
"Bluegrass Biennial" - Juried Art Exhibition - Morehead, KY
"Art For The Senses" - Juried Art Exhibition -  Jeffersontown, KY
Selected to sculpt the award for "Awards In The Arts" - Jennifer Lawrence Foundation/Fund For The Arts
"Art Squared" - LVA Fundraising Exhibition - Louisville, KY
"From Earth" - Juried Exhibit at the Tall Grass Art Center - Chicago, IL
Ideas Gallery at the Kentucky Crafted Market
“An Evening With The Arts” - Juried Art Exhibition - Jeffersontown, KY
Artebella Featured Artist of the Day - January 22, 2016
PYRO Group Show at Associates in Dermatology
 
2015
Mazin Art Show at JCC - Juried Exhibition
 "Dog" Harvest Gold Alabaster

"Dog" Harvest Gold Alabaster

"Inside/Out" - PYRO Invitational Group Show
Bellarmine Alumni Show - Juried Exhibition
“Artists In Our Midst” at Kaviar Forge and Art Gallery - Juried Exhibition
“Modern Stone Works” - Solo Show at The Jewish Community Center Rotunda Gallery
Yew Dell Garden Art Sculpture Show - Juried Exhibition - Query listed as Juror Favorite
Artebella Featured Artist of the Day - June 17, 2015
PYRO Group Show at Associates in Dermatology
Double Vision - Pyro Gallery
 
2014
Mazin Art Show at JCC - Juried Exhibition
Bob Lockhart Retrospective - - Juried Exhibition
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PYRO Group Show at Associates in Dermatology
Artebella Featured Artist of the Day - July 9, 2014
"Through My Eyes" - Solo Show at PYRO Gallery
Bluegrass Biennial at Morehead State University - Juried Exhibition
Yew Dell Garden Art Sculpture Show - Juried Exhibition
Pyro Group Show at Jewish Community Center
Pyro 10th Anniversary Show
Kentucky Crafted Architectural Artist
Artebella Featured Artist of the Day- March 3, 2014
Member - International Sculpture Center
 
 
2013
Yew Dell Garden Art Sculpture Show - Juried Exhibition
Mike McCarthy and Chris Mozier - Firehouse Gallery
Forms In Nature by John McCarthy - Pyro Gallery - Participant
Solo Show - St. Meinrad, IN
"Pyro On The Go" - Jasper, IN
Juried Member of Kentucky Crafted
Kentucky Crafted Architectural Artist
 
 
2012
Yew Dell Garden Art Sculpture Show - Juried Exhibition
“Two Friends” Bob Lockhart and Mike McCarthy at Pyro Gallery
Juried Member of Kentucky Crafted
Kentucky Crafted Architectural Artist
"Pyro On The Go" - Louisville Main Library
 
2011
Bellarmine University Alumni Art Show
Juried Member of KY Crafted
 
2010
Juried Member of Kentucky Crafted 
Kentucky Crafted - The Market
 
2009
Juried Member of Kentucky Crafted
Kentucky Crafted - The Market