"A New Cinema Where Your Perceptions are the Star"
KWA (pronounced kwah / kwä) is an artist of the moving image, specializing in experimental motion pictures. The still frames extracted from his films are utilized to create artworks at cinematic scale.

His motion pictures are Official Selections at top tier film festivals, including The Chicago International Film Festival and Rhode Island International Film Festival.
KWA’s artworks and films have been featured in solo and group exhibitions, in Indianapolis, including: Speck Gallery at The Harrison Center for the Arts; Saks Gallery; The Indianapolis Art Center; High Frequency Gallery; Murphy Arts Center and
Meyer-Najem Gallery.
His artwork is held in numerous corporate collections, including:
FDIC, Washington DC; finvi, Burlington, Massachusetts; Ivy Tech,
Muncie, Indiana; Ontario Systems, Muncie, Indiana; Blast Media Indianapolis, Indiana; Statwax Indianapolis, Indiana; Technology Marketing Corporation Westfield, Indiana; ProCourse Fiduciary Advisors, Carmel, Indiana; RJE Interiors, Indianapolis, Indiana; CleanSlate Technology Group, Indianapolis, Indiana; Sapphire Strategies, Indianapolis, Indiana; and MJ Insurance, Indianapolis, Indiana.
His most recently completed film work, "Panta Rhei (everything is in flux)" is the midway point of a Trilogy, intended to change audience perceptions toward a more effective alignment with outcomes they themselves, as individuals, desire.
Where part one of the Trilogy "The Space Between (stimulus and response)" intends to turn millisecond reactions into several seconds of a considered response time after receiving information.
Part two (Panta) picks up with an intention of "viewing life itself as a flow to better place oneself into its current toward an (audience member's individual) destination of choice". The final installment of the Trilogy has been announced as "Metanoia (a repentant turning)" with production expected to begin in 2022.
Official Selection
Panta Rhei (everything is in flux)
FLICKERS' Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence, Rhode Island
2021
Official Selection
Panta Rhei (everything is in flux)
The Chicago International Film Festival
Chicago
2021
College
Indiana University Bloomington
Sociology
19881992
Birth Date
June 10, 1969
Nickname
KWA
Current City
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Height
6'2"
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Hazel
Zodiac Sign
Gemini
"Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of perspective, an eye unprejudiced by compositional logic, an eye which does not respond to the name of everything but which must know each object encountered in life through an adventure of perception.
How many colors are there in a field of grass to the crawling baby unaware of ‘Green?’
How many rainbows can light create for the untutored eye?"
-- Stan Brakhage
"A New Cinema Where Your Perceptions are the Star"