Artist statement

My work explores the myth of self — the conventional narrative that we are individuals born into, and separate from, a universe of things happening outside of ourselves. I seek to deny this distinction using the colors, shapes and textures of the high desert landscape of New Mexico; to erode the very concept of "I" or "me," just as the wind slowly sloughs away hard sandstone to reveal fluid forms. These expressions seek harmony, balance and unity invoking sky, water, rock, and planetary reflections, refracting one another, breaking down the boundaries amongst them. Other works construct allegorical dramas — a fantastic play of the myth — and often include dreamlike animal manifestations who enact the premise that we are a prescribed or fixed being unleashed into a world beyond our control.  

My professional background

While earning my B.F.A. in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, I worked at printshops including the Lower East Side Printshop in New York City, as well as Bleu Acier, Inc and GraphicStudio USF, in Tampa, Florida. After graduating, I became a professional art fabricator, making work for world-renowned artists like Takashi Murakami, Y.Z. Kami, and Dennis McNett. There, I honed new techniques as an artist while also learning the business of art, from building budgets to project management. I translated these skills to a career in People Operations within the digital agency space, where I now cultivate creative environments.


Interview with Cicada Wheels

Past exhibitions

05/13 AGENCY WORK, Blacklist, New York, NY

03/13 BODY POLITIC, National Arts Club, New York, NY

02/13 PEOPLE'S CHOICE, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

02/13 WALK THE LINE, Artlab, San Juan, PR

09/11 PAINT WORKS, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY

08/11 SCAPES, Brooklyn Artist’s Gym, Brooklyn, NY

08/11 CAN’T HEAR THE REVOLUTION, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY

01/11 TEMTATION, Pop Up Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

11/10 TRANSFORM, Sho Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

10/10 BEASTS, Brewers Mansion, Brooklyn, NY

09/08 AN ARM AND A LEG, Errant Garrison, Brooklyn, NY

02/08 Hospitium Collective, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

12/07 EMERGING LINE, Temporary Gallery, New York, NY

12/07 Bridge Art Fair with Bleu Acier, Inc. Miami, FL

05/07 Printmaking BFA Thesis Exhibition, Norman Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

05/03 Graduate show, Gallery 501, Tampa, FL

07/02 Sacred Grounds, Tampa. FL