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 Pyro Gallery, Louisville KY - 2012 - Present
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
Exhibiting at Tall Grass Arts Center, Chicago IL - 2016 - Present
Juried Member of the Kentucky Architectural Artist Directory - 2015 - Present
 
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
"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
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