Spacious and composed, my work is an attempt to orient myself in my surroundings. After ten years of relocating from the Midwest to South America, the Middle East and the East Coast, my work is an embodiment of the rootlessness and longing inherent in displacement. From the places I have called home to the notion of the horizon, I build collections of images and objects, often overlapping the digital with the real. Using these collections, I string together poetic narratives that instill a feeling of melancholy and loss. The distance of time and space necessitates longing. Deliberate and contemplative, it looks backward. My work gives form to that which is absent as I look upward into the digital sky, spin in a circle around my bedroom or discover paradise at a Caribbean restaurant.
I received a multidiscplinary MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD where I received the only scholarship for second-year students. I was a 2016 Baker Artist Award Finalist—Baltimore-area awards totaling $85,000. I have been awarded residencies at Wagon Station Encampment with Andrea Zittel in Joshua Tree, CA and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City. I have given lectures at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE and le Cube Independent Art Space in Morocco, and I have exhibited my work in the United States and abroad including shows at Transformer Gallery in Washington DC, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts and Whitdel Arts in Detroit. I am currently a regular contributor at BmoreArt.