b. 1984 Los Angeles CA
E D U C A T I O N
2006: Otis College of Art and Design - Bachelor of Fine Arts
2009: The New York Academy of Art - Master of Fine Arts
2010: The New York Academy of Art - Fellowship Program
My work evaluates human vulnerability, embarrassment, myopia, objectification, sexuality, and metathesiophobia. I extract elements from personal experiences which elicit sentiments of incredible discomfort, and often embarrassment - for which a resolution is asthenopic. I explore the lack of mutual exclusivity between a delicate profanity with a certain over-passivity; “If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.”- Sylvia Plath.
My work exists at the intersections between complacency and compliance, sadness and melancholy, and empowerment and objectification. To this extent, I often see my work as a series of contradictions; ideas and thoughts that I invoke from very different parts of my experienced life. With such circumstantial contradictions, often subjects and observers accept unique understandings of their environment. My art sets out to represent a series of snapshots for these dichotomies, where the significance of their contradictions are their own reality.
EXHIBITS AND SHOWS
2018: “Woodfleet Project 2.0" Group show. Woodfleet Preservation Hall. Wellfleet, MA
2015: "My Bad Self" Group show. Arts and Leisure. New York, NY
2013: "Mythical Beasts" Group show. One Mile Gallery. Kingston, NY
2013: "Spacetime" Group show. Farm project Space + Gallery. Wellfleet, MA
2012: "The Double Dirty Dozen" Group show. Freight and Volume. New York, NY
2012: "Love Me Till It Fucking Hurts" Solo. Freight and Volume. New York, NY
2012: "Pornocopia" Group Show. Allegra LaViola Gallery. New York, New York.
2011: "Name, Date, Title" Two person show. Ford Project. New York, New York
2011: "Melodymadia" Group show. RH Gallery. New York, New York
2010: “None Taken” Three-person. Post Graduate Fellowship Show. NYAA. NY, NY
2009: “Four person Show” Three Person show Jack the Pelican Presents. Brooklyn, NY
2009: “NYAA Summer Exhibition”, New York City.
2009: “NYAA MFA Exhibit”, New York City.
2008: “The Bird Show” Thinkspace Gallery. Los Angeles
2008: “Group Show” Wind-Up Gallery. Mesa, Arizona
2008: “The Erotic Show” 2008: Roq La Rue Gallery. Seattle, WA.
2008: “And Then There Were Butterflies” Two person show, Project Gallery, LA, CA
2007: “Dirty Pretty Things” Solo Show, Black Market Gallery, Los Angeles.
2009: Recipient of The New York Academy of Art 2009-2010 Post-Graduate Fellowship.
2008: Recipient of the Prince of Whales Fellowship , Residency at the Chateau Bellory. Normandy, France.