BFA, 2004, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; MFAW, 2017, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. Publications: The New Yorker; The Guardian; Vice Magazine; O Magazine; Jezebel; Redbook; Guernica; Catapult; Dame; Teaching Artists' Journal; Illinois Audubon Magazine; The Nation; Neutrons / Protons. Awards: Hippocampus Magazine's Creative Nonfiction Contest; Institute of Mental Hygiene Annual Education Grant; New Orleans Jazz Institute Culture Grant; Sue Lehmann Award for Excellence in Teaching; Hosokawa Journalism Award.

Personal Statement

Being a human is such a short (and long!), strange (and normal!) experience; artists hope to translate it, which is a sort of silly and stubborn thing to do. In my own silly and stubborn work, I pay careful attention to nature, humor, and humanness. I'm a writer and a drawer and a painter, and I intentionally intersect the visual with the verbal. My hope is the experiment with the ways our brains use language—in all its many iterations—to interpret life on earth.


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