About

Currently, my art practice focuses around concepts of negotiation and is heavily influenced by feminist theory. Negotiations with self and other, identity, nature, perceptions, memory, and the gaze are common themes in my work. Many of these concepts take form in my sculptural work through an examination and reconstruction of the body and the spaces and structures surrounding our bodies. As I seek to unfurl issues of identity and experience I find I want to reclaim the body as a site, render it problematic, and examine it as a negotiable object. The majority of my work manifests as sculpture but I am equally interested in using new materials, video, audio, performance, and photography.


EXHIBITIONS

2016 White Gallery, Gathering Lightness

2016 Autzen Gallery, Shift

2015 MK Gallery

2015 Night Lights, in situ Portland and Regional Arts and Culture Council

2015 Best of 2015 Portland State University Film and Video

2015 503/971, Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design     

2015 Littman Gallery

2015 AB Gallery      

2015 Haldan Gallery              

2014 AB Gallery

2014 Haldan Gallery

2014 Shine A Light, Portland Art Museum       

2014 Sculpture in Shattuck, Portland State University  

2013 Off The Plain, Contemporary Photography at Place PDX    

2013 Then.Now.Here, Oregon Historical Society        

2013 Works, Feather’s Edge Finery, solo exhibition     

2011 The Spaces Between, Foyer Gallery, solo exhibition 

2011 Disjecta: Art Auction Benefit

2008 111 Minna Gallery, The Phoenix Project

2007 Women in the Arts, Village Art Gallery

PUBLIC LECTURES

2013 The Constant Construct + Inevitability of Complex Perspective, Panelist    

2011 “The Way I See It: A Youth Perspective on Health”, Oregon Health Authority, Juror

2006-2008 Guest Lecturer, Western Nevada Community College

2006 NPR Guest, Artist in Residence Program    

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Art Practices, Portland State University

Hallmark Institute of Photography

UPCOMING

June 2016: Bronco Gallery, solo exhibition

July 2016: Blackfish Gallery, group exhibition