I am a conceptual artist, traveler, and intentional in-betweener. I love the leftovers that don’t fit into categories, the new spaces created in the overlaps and the beauty in the mundane.
In my work I reveal, uncover, question what we often take for granted or believe as fact. My work sits between photography, installation, writing, and collaborative experiments. It is immersive and process driven, often including travel to other countries to gather first-hand experience. I often learn to work with new mediums choosing what bests fits the subject. As a result, I am a master of nothing and my work in itself is always a question.
Because I’m questioning more than answering, my work straddles disgust and desire and is simultaneously attractive and repulsive. The sensitivity of the subject is tempered by a touch of humor or irony, making the work less confrontational and more like a mutual effort between the artist and viewer.
Currently, I am pairing my international peregrinations with time travel through historical archives and memories, questioning what we think we know of the past and how it informs our cultural positioning systems. How history is told, who claims the authority to tell it and how does it endure over time? This most recent exploration began at the gap of a fuzzily conclusive ancestral DNA test and has now grown to include the unidentified, generically described, the altered, and the intentionally forgotten. This work is a kind of historical fiction that reveals the fiction in history.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Hampton University in Virginia in 1996 and a Master of Science in Environmental Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1999. I have exhibited in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Daytona Beach, New Hampshire, Maryland, New York, Switzerland, Colombia, Brazil, United Arab Emirates and Senegal.