BFA, 1999, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; MA, 2012, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL; MFA, 2016, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Selected Exhibitions: Mixed Greens Gallery, NY; Evanston Art Center, Chicago; Sullivan Galleries, Chicago; The Franklin, Chicago. Publications: Parcel Magazine; New American Paintings, NE edition #80. Residencies: Vermont Studio Center and Ragdale. Collections: Tarble Arts Center.
Experience at SAIC
One of the best parts to being a part of the SAIC community is experiencing the passion of creating. The instructors, students, administration, and facilities all play a major role and it is exciting to be around.
My work circulates between painting, sculpture, installation, and video. I find that moving between disciplines enables me to break down the barriers of these categories and enhance the fleeting yet physical nature of the work. I've discovered this process through many years of working as an artist and more recently through my MFA program at SAIC. My teaching philosophy doesn't fall far from my ideas surrounding my work.
I find the most exciting moments in teaching when students allow themselves to play and experiment with material. It is wonderful to learn a technique and then expand it to all the possibilities it can offer.
The unexpectedness and accumulation of daily life along with memory influences my work. I find "signs" daily that relate to these ideas and then photograph it to be used as source material for my practice.
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.