Still from "Untitled" glitter film
I make work about equality because I feel that this is my duty as a contemporary artist and engaged citizen. I am particularly interested in challenging American society's perception of marginalized groups. I also explore collaboration and growth. It is important for me to consider the tension and possible space for intellectual development which happens among people as they attempt to communicate. 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 as well as combining the grotesque with the seductive.
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. 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 recieved the Sarah Peter fellowship from MCAD and have been published with Cleaver Magazine and The Philadelphia artblog. I am living and working in Philadelphia and I graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts, and a Minor in Curatorial Studies in 2014.
last updated 4/15/15