Education: PhD 2028 (anticipated), Northwestern University; MFA 2018, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; BFA 2010, Cleveland Institute of Art. Solo Exhibitions: The Ohio State University at Lima (forthcoming), Critical Practices, Inc., New York; GLASSBOX, Seattle; Forum Artspace, Cleveland; and William Busta Gallery, Cleveland. Group Exhibitions: Carrie Secrist, Chicago; Field Projects Gallery, New York at Tiger Strikes Asteroid’s Artist Run, Miami; Punch Gallery, Seattle; AIR Gallery, Brooklyn; Cleveland Museum of Art. Residencies: Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI; School of Visual Arts, New York, NY; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA. Awards: MOCA Cleveland Neznadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator Selection by João Ribas, MIT List Visual Arts Center; Illinois Arts Council Agency IAS Professional Development Grant; City of Chicago DCASE Individual Artists Program Grant.
The study of code-switching and code-mixing serves as both a literal and figurative framework for my current work (studio and written criticism), as applied to a range of research, including a semiotic code-switching when applied to visual and literary texts (e.g. images that function like language; objects that function as images), a sociocultural code-switching in linguistic and behavioral exchanges between people of different backgrounds (ethnic, economic, or otherwise), and infrastructural code-switching, as in the anthropological study of the repurposing of public goods and services in accordance with political and practical needs. I consider the studio as a form of model-making as I think through issues of translation, interpretation, and “passing” by meticulously creating systems for mapping performance documentation into works specifically intended for exhibition. In my most recent work, I ask whether pattern, understood as an organizing system/model of infrastructure, is capable of collapsing the distinction between images, objects, and language.
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