Turn-Based Press is a fine art printshop located in downtown Miami, Florida.
Turn-Based Press promotes the culture of prints, artists’ books and works-on-paper, supports those artists whose focus it is to create works falling within those categories, educates both artists and the general public about that culture as well as printmaking and book arts techniques, and helps artists better be able to support themselves through the creation of multiples by both contract editioning and self-printed impressions at daily, weekly or bi-weekly rental rates.
I am a Miami-based artist, freelance woodworker, and adjunct professor of printmaking at Florida International University. I received my MFA in Visual Arts (2014) from Florida International University, Miami, FL; and my BA in Studio Art (1999) from Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL. My work generally finds form through printmaking and sculpture. Often informed by my experience in the construction trades, my projects explore dialectical relationships and history, with frequent nods to taoist philosophy. I am very grounded to Miami itself and continually mine from its local culture and history to fuel my artwork- which typically uses these local themes to reference culture at large and aspects of the general human condition. If I were to try to be more specific about that I'd include references to the relationship of the built and natural environment, obsolete technology as a metaphor for civilization itself, and an urge to illuminate the transcendental potential of the everyday world. I have exhibited locally at Locust Projects, 6th Street Container, Turn-Based Press, Dimensions Variable, The Phillip and Patricia Frost Art Museum, and the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, among others.