About the Artist
Notable exhibitions include TSA LA (Los Angeles), Corbett vs Dempsey (Chicago), Packer-Schopf Gallery (Chicago), Eggman & Walrus (Santa Fe), American University of Beirut (Lebanon), SACI Institute (Florence, Italy), University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery, Austin Museum of Art, and Kohler Art Museum in Wisconsin. My work has been reviewed in Artslant, Newcity Magazine, Austin Chronicle, MW Capacity, TimeOut Chicago, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Reader, and the Chicago Tribune. I received an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. I am currently a board member of the ICOSA collective - a non-profit artist run gallery in Austin, Texas.
My practice explores the traditions of narrative painting- weaving stills from bygone sixties European b-films, 19th century landscape painting, and images from wildlife camera traps. The resulting depictions allow the viewer to freely infer the narrative. They suggest a rest in the plot - an interlude within the developing action of the story. My work is a play on fragments, pieced together slowly and deliberately, with gaps left for the viewer to fill. The narratives represent the liminal space between two states. Materially, I have a similar sense of play. My methods range from traditional materials such as egg tempera and oil to the use of modern, everyday products like nail polish, bleach, and copper.