BFA, 2001, and MAAE, 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Concurrent position: Manager of Programs and Education, National Veterans Art Museum Exhibitions: Unsmoke-Braddock, PA; Beauty and Brawn Gallery and Think Space-Chicago; Jane Addams Hull House Museum, Chicago; Curator's Choice, Chicago Arts District, Pilsen; Around the Coyote, Chicago;  Curation: Excavating Braddock- Braddock PA; Cross Regional Exhibition: NVAM Out Loud! and The Things They Carried at National Veterans Art Museum, Chicago; Her, Beauty and Brawn Gallery and Think Space, Chicago. Publications and Grants: YALSA, IAEA, NAEA, Hive Learning Network, MozFest London, Digital Media Learning Conference, Boston

Personal Statement

In art making, I am most interested in the role of personal narratives and their ability to communicate sensations of time, space, physical presence, and emotion to the viewer.  My personal work incorporates sculpture and site specificity largely inspired by historical events both personal and environmental.

My classroom work emphasizes the importance of this individual voice, communicating through sculptural work and materials as well as transforming understandings of both objects and the space they inhabit.

Current Interests

The work that inspires me deals with the preservation of memory and works that reveal the story of mysterious or unknown persons including documentary photography, relics, historic preservation, and art that represents people, places and distinct moments in time.


Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.