Art is my conduit for understanding how I relate to our world and by creating objects and installations, my hopeful intention is to provoke the audience into rethinking about how they relate to the world. Memory, connection and community are recent threads that have been appearing in my creative practice.
My aspiration is to discover bridges between art and science as they relate to society. These fields foster curiosity and perpetuate a sense of understanding and grounding. I have chosen to become an artist because this career label provides me the freedom to explore ideas and develop projects that fall into gray areas. Since graduating from college, I have worked hard to stay on this path and to continually challenge myself while spending time being introspective, finding true meaning and fostering collaborations.
I graduated from the University of WI-Green Bay in 2002 with a degree in Art & Museum & Gallery Studies. For the last 10 years, I have been living and working in Chicago and was artist in residence with the Chicago Art Department from 2010-12 and at Grace Church Logan Square, Winter 2014.