I was born in Le Mars, Iowa, and raised in Yankton, South Dakota. My images arose from my attempt to make motion pictures from a fine art perspective. I began painting on the surface of 8mm and Super8 film. I was fascinated by the fact that a minuscule brushstroke could expand into a monumental shape when projected on a screen. Within these brushstrokes the images organize themselves as a result of catalytic interactions between acrylic, oil- and water-based paints and bleaching agents such as acetone as well as remnants of the original film emulsion. The end results are excerpts from a continuum of images. Examples of this work can be viewed on my web site at http://www.slip.net/~means. I was profiled in the October-December 1988 issue of studioNOTES magazine and I am in the process of guest editing several issues of the Ylem Newsletter.




1987  B.A., Liberal Studies, cum laude,  San Francisco State University

A composite major combining the disciplines of cinema and computer science.



September 1997--Courtyard Gallery, 1361 Church St., San Francisco, CA.

December 1997--Lieberman Productions, 200 Green St., San Francisco, CA.

January 1998--SF Production Group, 550 Bryant St., San Francisco, CA.

May 1998--Castro Photo, 4115 19th Street, San Francisco, CA. (One-man show)

June 1998--Cafe Arriverderci, 11 G Street, San Rafael, CA.

July 1998–Ristorante La Toscana, 3751 Redwood Highway, Terra Linda, CA.

August 1998–Ristorante Italia–4th Street, San Rafael, CA.

September 1998–Crepe House, 1755 Polk St., San Francisco, CA. (One-man show)

October 1998-July 1999–Gallery House, 538 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA.

January, August 1999–Period Gallery, 5174 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE.

January-February, 1999–Danville Fine Arts Gallery, 233 Front Street, Danville, CA.

March, 1999–2-Person Show with Gisele Haselbarth at Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA.

April, 1999–“Texture of the Gesture”, film showing in Oakland and San Francisco, CA July, 1999-present–Artisans Gallery, 78 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley, CA.

December, 1999–Alta Bates Gallery, Broadway & College, Oakland, CA.

“Hand and Voice”, 6-person invitational all-digital show

January-February 2000–Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse, Pacific Grove, CA

“Exploring Virtual Worlds”, 2-man show with Daniel Shulman-Means

March 2000–Exploratorium, Palace of Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

Ylem Art and Technology group show