artist in residence


"As a painter, I am most interested in capturing the emotional complexity of humanity. Art has been a therapeutic tool for me since childhood. Growing up in an Irish, working-class family in a slowly deteriorating steel town in Western Pennsylvania, I was discreetly intrigued by the social and racial diversity in my community.


While other art forms entered my life at various stages, most notably dance and theatre, painting people remains my greatest form of expression. My time in the theatre allowed me the opportunity to work in Europe where I was introduced to the German expressionists. I am inspired by the work of Soutine, Schiele, Kokoschka, Beckmann and Lucien Freud to name a few. I admire their unique ability, with heavy use of paint, to dissect the human psyche on their canvas. In this unprecedented political climate, I see my work evolving to reflect more poignantly my social and political beliefs."

Help us so we can continue to help the community...

at The Plaxall Gallery

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

(Enter via uncovered parking lot entrance  through door above staircase.)

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​Gallery Hours
Thursdays: 6-10pm, with Life Drawing Workshop from 7-10pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 12-5pm

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,

the Gallery is currently closed to the public till further notice.

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​Culture Lab LIC, Inc. is a non-profit arts advocacy organization

founded by artists and incorporated in 2019 in Long Island City.

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