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Biography

I use assemblage to make scattered, incomplete, layered temporary sculptures as a method of making that is quick and decisive, keeping what works and removing what doesn’t. When I make a sculpture to paint from life, I use things around the studio: construction materials left over from building a house, old clothing that shows the years of wear in the elbows and knees, sculpted molds of my body, and drawings of my figures. My work develops through a defining process of inclusion and exclusion, searching for the elusive moment when the model feels right, when it whispers of something remarkable. With each painting I’m creating something that has the physical presence of being part of me and apart from me. In this way the pieces act as a self-portraits and portraits of anyone.

The work speaks to my interest in how our surroundings and identity seem melded together. The sculptural maquettes are a transitory amalgam of parts, that show how the different ways of being in the world feel. In my artwork I am looking for a reason for all the beauty and all the sorrow.

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Education

Massachusetts College of Art + Design, graduation with Honors and Distinction 2009

Solo Exhibitions
2022 MTN Space Gallery, Lake Worth, FL

Select Exhibitions

2021 Pen Pal Art Show, Cathryn Schultz Gallery, Boston MA 2019 Dear So and So, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA

The Group Show, The Magenta Suite, Exeter, NH
2011 Trans Medium, Limerick-Frazier Gallery, Curator Luke Lepore, Austin, TX

Multiverse Playground, Emerson Place, Brooklyn, NY
Heat Beaten, Pandemic Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Alumni Show, Student Life Gallery, Curator Corey Oberlander, Boston, MA All Hands On Deck, Market Gallery, Curator Andy Weiss, Ft. Collins CO Conflation, Kidd Yellin Gallery, Director Katie Cooper, Brooklyn, NY
Paint It Black, Fowler Project Space, Curator Scott Chase, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Community, Rising Gallery, Curator/Director Karen Fedri, Dallas, TX
Paint It Black, The Distillery Gallery, Curator Thomas Brodesser, Boston, MA

2009 Disparition, Zero Station, Curated by A. D. Jacobson Portland, ME
Beg Borrow Steal, La Montagne Gallery, curator Aaron Segal, South Boston, MA Senior Show, Godine Gallery
All School Show, juror Joseph Ketner, professor of Contemporary Art at Emerson Home is Where the Heart Was, Installation Station
New Work, Installation Station
Black Artist’s Union, Student Life Gallery

2008 Detritus in Paint, Other Side Café, Boston, MA
All School Show, juror Paul Stopforth, professor at Museum School, Boston, MA Legends of Style, Boston Center for the Arts, Cyclorama, Boston, MA

2007 SMAACK, Otherside Café, Benefit for an orphanage in Swaziland, Boston, MA All School Show, juror Emily Eisnberg, La Montagne Gallery, Boston, MA

2006 Unrefined Hunger, Boston Center for the Arts, Cyclorama, Boston, MA 2005 Legends of Style, Boston Center for the Arts, Cyclorama, Boston, MA

New Freshmen Work, juried by faculty members, Bryant Gallery, Boston, MA

Press

https://www.wbur.org/news/2019/11/20/distillery-gallery-dear-so-and-so https://bostonhassle.com/went-there-dear-so-and-so-at-distillery- gallery/

Awards


2012-Scholarship to VCU Summer Residency
2009-2D Departmental Honors, South Africa Travel Scholarship 2008-Rob Moore Grant in Painting