Myl work investigates epistemological and ontological bodies of knowledge to answer questions under a range of interests—human physiology at depth, wildlife hazard mitigation at airports, and meteorite research societies to name a few. Merging subjective and experiential data collection with fieldwork and research processes, I develop narratives that question human/nature relationships and venture into imagined futures and the speculative unknown.
My work is often performative and exploratory, and involves creating artifacts, text, and stories/narratives in a number of different styles/tones for use in installations, analog environments, and other media formats including sound, video, drawing, prints, journals and logs, books, scans, performances, and sculpture. Within each installation the products of my research are presented with all of their nuance, open questions, unfinished thoughts, and poetic connections to abstract, metaphysical concepts, leaving room for ones own subjective experience to interpret the coded narrative of the work.
I hold an MFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Glass and Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. I am a 2018 recipient of the Assets for Artists Grant, and was a RISD Graduate Student Fellow in 2014, ‘15, and ‘16. I have exhibited work independently in Rhode Island and at the Providence Art + Design Film Festival in 2016, as well as at the Madison Children’s Museum in Madison, WI, in 2014.
In January of 2018 I was Artist in Residence at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA, where I focused in depth on a project that tells the story of a society of meteorite researchers, and their attempts to explain our cosmic connection, our beginning, and our desire to seek answers to the grand, mysterious, and unknowable. More on this project can be found on my Studio Updates page.