Resume & Artist Statement

Wall Sculptures

Hanging Sculptures


The essence of my work is the indeterminacy of perception.  I am interested in exploring visual perspective and the body's physical awareness of objects.  This can be understood as the space of the eye in contrast to the space of the hand.  The eye sees near and far to an almost unlimited degree.  While the hand, limited in scope to the length of the arm, gives us an accurate understanding of the size, shape and depth of things relative to our bodies.  Through these different ways of perception, linked with intuition and reasoning, we come to understand our environment and the things in it.  My sculptures are an investigation of the ambiguity of sight and the certainty of tactility.  They are sites where visual sensation and physical presence lead to changing interpretations of space and volume.


2001 M.F.A. University of Chicago, IL
1998 B.A.     Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
Awards and Grants:
2009 Honorable Mention, Salon Show, Jurors: Patty Carroll & Tony Jones
2007 Juror’s Award, Salon Show, Juror: James Yood 
2005 Research grant, The Center for Cultural Discovery and Learning, Indiana University Northwest
2003 Award of Distinction and Honorable Mention, Salon Show, Juror: Michael Rooks
1998 Full tuition for graduate study at The University of Chicago
1997 Purchase Award, Indiana University Northwest

Undergraduate Research Grant, Undergraduate Research Fund, Indiana University Northwest
Purchase Award, Indiana University Northwest


Work Local: Art Meets Industry, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN
Pedagogy, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
Zg Winter Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL


Zg Summer Show,  Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Alumni Exhibition,  Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, Gary, IN
Faculty Exhibition, Lee E. Dulgar Gallery, South Holland, IL

2013 Night Lights, 22, Berwyn, IL

Mirth, Delight, Awe, curated by Dorman + Torluemk, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Zg 10th Anniversary,
group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
12x12 Alumni Exhibition, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
Faculty Exhibition, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL
Blank Page, 22, Berwyn, IL


"Sculpture Today:New Forces, New Forms,"F.Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
"Colorplates" solo exhibition, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN


“South of No North” solo exhibition, IN University Northwest Gallery of Contemporary Art, Gary, IN 
“Sculpture Invasion” Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL
“No Such Thing as Nothing” solo exhibition, Substation 9, Hammond, IN


“66th Salon Show”, Bachman Gallery, Munster, IN
Solo Exhibition, Depot Museum and Art Gallery, Beverly Shores, IN                        
“Garden Sculpture Installation” Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN
( w/ Derek Walter)
“Review/Preview” Depot Museum and Art Gallery, Beverly Shores, IN                        
“Clusterf#@k” Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL


"Infrastructure," Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Colorplates," solo exhibition, New Harmony Center for Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN
"Homecoming Exhibition," Uncle Freddy's Gallery, Hammond, IN
"A View from the Passenger's Side Window: Midwest Landscapes," Indiana University Northwest Gallery for  Contemporary Art, Gary, IN
"Momentary Silence," Uncle Freddy's Gallery, Highland, IN


"Bright," I-Space, Chicago, IL
"64th Salon Show," Bachman Gallery, Munster, IN
"Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL


"Summer Show," Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Art Chicago," Butler Field, Chicago, IL

2005 Zg Gallery, "Working Process," Chicago, IL
Zg Gallery, "Summer Show '05," Chicago, IL
Art Chicago, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Zg Gallery, "Summer Show '04," Chicago, IL
Zg Gallery, "Eric Tucker, Recent Sculpture," Chicago, IL
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2003 Zg Gallery, "As Small As Possible," Chicago, IL                
Bachman Gallery, "Salon Show," Munster, IN
2001 IUN Center for Contemporary Art, Solo Exhibition, Gary, IN
Gallery 312, "Butterflies and Other Monsters" Chicago, IL
Midway Studios, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, The University of Chicago, IL
2000 Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Faculty and Alumni Exhibition, IN University NW, Munster, IN
1998 Gallery Northwest, Senior Thesis Exhibition, Gary, IN
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