Still from "Untitled" glitter film
I make work about social justice and equality because I feel that this is my duty as a contemporary artist and engaged citizen. Currently, I am exploring marginalized groups. I am particularly interested in challenging American society's perception of Judaism and womanhood. I also explore collaboration and human development. It is important for me to consider the tension and possible space for intellectual development which happens among people as they attempt to communicate and as they grow as individuals. I routinely think about my position, with respect to balance and control, as well as society’s relationship to these ideas. I want my art to contribute to learning and conversation, which hopefully spawns from my viewer’s experience. My work often deals with themes of excess, conformity, and assimilation. Material is usually the byproduct of an idea. I enjoy working with a range of mixed media and genres to build a vessel for my thoughts. Combining the grotesque with the seductive is an important way for me to help my audience find beauty in unexpected places. The physicality of my intuitive process adds additional meaning to my concepts. However, I believe that the research and curation of my work is as important as the piece itself. It becomes one with the work. I utilize my unique experiences as a tool to reach a larger audience and feel that it is my job as an artist to ensure that the general public has access to the resources and knowledge necessary for art appreciation.
My work addresses criticality, equality, and process. Considering my identity as it relates to larger cultural implications is an important perpetual theme that I address. Learning is the most important goal of my art. Currently I am part of a group exhibition at the Kugel collaborative. I have exhibited many places in Philadelphia among which include, The Water Gallery, University of the Arts, and the Galleries at Moore. I have also sown at the Ice Cube Gallery in Denver. I recently received the Sarah Peter fellowship from MCAD and have been published with Cleaver Magazine and The Philadelphia artblog. I am living and working in Philadelphia. I will graduate with a BFA in Fine Arts, with a Minor in Curatorial Studies in 2014.
last updated 4/14/14