August 24, 2016 at 9:30 AM I fell off a ladder and broke both my wrists. I would like to say I was 20 feet up but the truth is I was only on the third step. It taken me about two years now to recover most of my original dexterity.

With my touch back I started making chewing gum sculptures using only my mouth, teeth, palate, and tongue. These wads are my whimsies. Traditional whimsies are playful ceramics created by production potters at the end of the work day and their fantastical mugs and pitchers have become collectible.

After the gum looses all flavor I free associate with my mouth avoiding running themes. These wads reveal how my mind plays. It's been fun to realize any odd wad is just as valid as more carefully sculpted forms.

Making the glass vitrines gives me something to do while I use up the flavor. They also elevate my spittings towards respectability.

I don't particularly like chewing gum.

MFA, Sculpture: Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY 2009
BFA, Sculpture: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 1984
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME 1983

Lieb Sculpture, Principal Designer, Art and Architecture Fabricator 1987-2017

Client List available upon request:
ATH Studios, Project Manager, Art and Architecture Fabricator 2013-16
West Elm, Product Prototype and Design 2012-15

City University of New York Queens, NY, Lecturer 1998-2017
Amherst College Amherst MA, Artist in Residence 2015
State University of NY, NY Lecturer 2007-2010
Beam Camp, Brooklyn, NY and Stratford, NH, Specialty Workshops 2005-2014
92 Street Y, NY, NY, Specialty Workshops 2006
New York College of Technology, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, Lecturer 2001-2002
Goldstein High School Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn NY, NEA Artist 2001-2002
Urban Glass Workshop, Brooklyn, NY, Teacher 1996-1998
St. Anne’s Center for the Restoration Arts, Brooklyn, NY, 1988-1989
Restoration Arts Teacher, Local 66 Pointers Cleaners and Caulkers Union, Queens, NY 1987-1988

The Sputtering Human Shaped Machine, Good Works Gallery, New York, NY 2017
Salon Zurcher, Care of Weathervane Gallery, New York, NY 2016
Mothers Vinalhaven Balloons, Sparrow Farm, Vinal Haven, ME 2015
Chronicles in Wait, Buggy Factory, Brooklyn, NY
MiniMax, Bullet Space Gallery, New York, NY
Tapestry in Yellow, Weathervane Gallery, New York, NY
Driving to Amherst, Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
IN-SITE: the Intersection of Art and Architecture, South Orange, NJ 2014
Legend of Drafts II, Centotto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Queens College Faculty Exhibition, Godwin Ternbach Museum, Queens College, Queens, NY
Momenta Gallery Benefit Auction, Brooklyn, NY
Come Together Sandy, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY 2013
Debris Field, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Gimme Shelter, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY
Unsteady Ground, What is Drawing, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Marginal Portraits, Centotto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Tidal Voyage, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY 2012
Crest Hardware Show, Crest Hardware, Brooklyn, NY
The Cools, Jamboree, Curated by Dustin Yellin, New York, NY
Art Auction for the One Percent, Brooklyn, NY
Momenta Benefit Show, Momenta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
In Sylvam Lucis, For the Forest, United Nations Arts for Peace, 2011 Narrowsburg, NY
Large Garden Tapestry, Arts for Change and El Museo del Bario, New York, NY
Vinalhaven Balloons, Sparrow Farm, Vinal Haven, ME
Morongo, AZ High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA
Crest Hardware Show, Crest Hardware, Brooklyn, NY
Arcadia Now, Christine Price Gallery, Castleton College, Castleton, VT
Counter Culture, Mandy Machine Productions, Staten Island, NY 2010
Oculus, Bring to Light, Nuit Blanche, Brooklyn, NY
Six degrees of Attachment, ConFlux 2010, New York, NY
Governors Island Art Fair, 4Heads Collective, Governors Island, NY
Northbrooklyn, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY
Crest Hardware Show, Crest Hardware, Brooklyn, NY
Open Video, ICA Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 2009
New Videos, Softbox, Brooklyn, NY
Then and Now, The Center, New York, NY
Vicious/Delicious, 56 Bogart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Golden Lilly, Delaware River Gap, Barryville, NY 2008
Open Studios Spring and Fall: Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY
Open Studios Fall: Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY 2007
Visible Proofs, Dietz Space, New York 2006
Romance 2006, Francis Greenberger Foundation, New York, NY
Art Feast, Musee de Monian & Lowa Laflor Les Celebation, New York, NY
Actions 3, FiveMyles Gallery Brooklyn 2006
Celebration, New York, NY
Zuly In The last Place on Earth, New York, NY
Canal Street Park Hot-air Balloon Launch, New York, NY 2005
Festival of Lacaze Parade, Lacaze, France
Bastille Day Parade, Toulouse, France
Williamsburg Parade Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Charles Shaw Award, Brooklyn College, CUNY, NY 2009
Cerf Award, Brooklyn College, CUNY, NY 2008
Sarah Roosevelt Park Sculpture Award 1988
Cottet's Welding Supply Award 1985

GIP Research Grant, Brooklyn College, CUNY, NY 2008

Artist in Residence – Amherst College, Amherst, MA 2015

Driving To Amherst, thom McGlynn, Artist Cataloge, 2016
Reviews on Coming Together Sandy Show, 2013-2014
A Building Portends the Future of Bushwick, 2012
Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn Rail, July 2009
Law and Order, Charity Case, ABC television 2007
Canal Concert for a Better Boulevard, The Villager 2005
Les Festivale du Lacaze, Le Monde et Lecaze
Giving up the Gun, Photo credit New Yorker Magazine 1997
Bullet Project 1994, Zine 2, 1995
32B, New Woman Magazine
Big Bra Interview, Armed Forces Radio, Japan
Giochi Nell’Acqua, Titolo 1993