I merge subjective and experimental data collection with fieldwork and research processes in order to develop narratives that question human/nature relationships and the biological/technological sensorial tools that shape our understanding and interactions with real and analog environments. Using what one might term a ‘polymathic studio practice,’ I draw on complex bodies of knowledge to answer specific questions under a broad scope of interests and from a diverse range of resources.
My work is often performative and exploratory. It emerges in a variety of forms and media including sound, video, drawing, prints, journals and logs, books, scans, artifacts, performance, 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. My work has also been included in selected RISD exhibitions and departmental shows.
In January of 2018 I will be Artist in Residence at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA, where I will focus in depth on the research portion of a project involving micrometeorites, a particle size meteoroid that has entered the earth’s atmosphere, and the extraterrestrial.