About the Artist


In 2020, the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco hosted The de Young Open, a juried community art exhibition of submissions by artists who live in the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. The de Young filled the 12,000-square-foot Herbst Exhibition Galleries with 877 artworks by 762 Bay Area artists in The de Young Open. 6,188 artists submitted 11,514 artworks for the show.


I was one of the artists included in the show. My piece, “The Good Life”, was featured in the edited video above. Mr. Burgard gives a very good interpretation of my painting. I would have added that my painting was also inspired by the global climate crisis. To see the whole video, go to the link below.





"Six Billion Perps Held Hostage: Artists Address Global Warming"
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA, 2007




“Suburban Dreams, Chapter One: Monopoly”, Mighty Box Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2016
Review by artbusiness.com

“Nothing for Something,” Hang Art, San Francisco, CA 2010

“Red, Black, White, Blue,” Hang Art, San Francisco, CA 2007

“Free Fall,” Hang Art, San Francisco, CA 2004

“Damocles,” Keyson Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 2002


Sunnyvale Center for the Arts, Sunnyvale, CA 1994

Gallery 44, Oakland, CA 1987


"The de Young Open", de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA 2023

"City Streets", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2023

"On the Road", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2023

"The City That Knows How", Moth Belly Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2023

"Look! Up in the Sky!", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2022

Picture Show", Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA 2021

"The de Young Open"de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA 2020

"Urban/Rural - Views from California", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2020

"Nocturne", Arc Gallery & Studios, San Francisco, CA 2019

"Art & Movement", Gear Box Gallery, Oakland, CA 2019

"Playdate", Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA 2019

"Alphabet Soup", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2019

"A Portrait in Diversity: Portrait/Self Portrait Show", Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA 2019

"The Written Word - art inspired by books & writing", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2018

“Urban/Rural", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2018

“Terrain: Views of California”, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2017

“Mischief: Characters and Critters”, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2017

“Night Light: Artwork Inspired by Darkness & the Night”, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2017

 “City Streets: Urban Views of the Bay Area”, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2016

Terminus Art, Oakland, CA 2014

"A Portrait in Diversity," Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA 2014

Terminus Art, Oakland, CA 2013

"Emerging Artists 2013," Driftwood Salon, San Francisco, CA 2013

"Figures & Faces," Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA 2012

“Emerging Artists 2012,” Driftwood Salon, San Francisco, CA 2012

“Portrait/Self Portrait Show,” Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA 2011-12

"The Abstract," Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2011

“Six Billion Perps Held Hostage, Artists Address Global Warming,” The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA 2007
Preview by The Pittsburgh Gazette

“Red Alert: War, Peace and Civil Liberties,” Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA 2004

“The East Group,” East (formerly Keyson Gallery), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 2004

“Four Artists’ View on Reality,” Napa Valley College Gallery, Napa, CA 2003

“ECO2,” Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA 2002-03

“The AAAC Story,” Asian American Arts Centre, New York, NY 2002

“Introductions 2000,” Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2000

“Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture,” Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1995

“Off the Wall,” Napa Valley College Gallery, Napa, CA 1993

“Self Portrait 1993,” Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA 1993

“The Pro Arts Annual”, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA 1992

“The Fish Show,” SF State Student Union Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1990

“Yesterday: Reflection on Childhood,” Asian American Arts Centre, New York, NY 1988

“Fathers,” Asian American Arts Centre, New York, NY 1986

"Ten Chinatown: Asian Arts Institute's First Annual Open Studios Exhibition"Asian American Arts Centre, New York, NY 1985


"A Critique of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Competition", Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, San Francisco 2019

"The Lost World", The Berkeley Art Center Small Film Festival, Berkeley, CA 2008

"High Noon"Global Super 8 Day, Artist's Television Access, San Francisco, CA 2005


City University of New York, Hunter College (MFA, 1985)

University of California, Berkeley (AB, 1983)