I am interested in the existential dilemmas of life in the Anthropocene. Through conceptual art making strategies, I work through concerns about biodiversity, solastalgia, and experiences of life in this moment of a technologically-driven capitalist culture facing the realities of climate change. Ever curious about the connections between a person’s inner state and their experience of an outer environment, consideration of how psychology influences our relationship to the earth’s living systems permeates my practice. My work spans multiple mediums, including installation, social intervention, fiber and ceramic objects, performance, and text-based visuals.
EDUCATIONUniversity of California Irvine, Master of Fine Arts, 2019-2022
University of California Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts, 2006
Major: English, Creative Writing Concentration (Poetry); Minor: Geography, Emphasis Feminism and Environmental Geography
Lund University-UCEAP Summer Study: Lund, Sweden, 2005: Focus on environmental policy and European politics.
PUBLIC INSTALLATIONSDecember, 2018, Coyote Winter, Rio de Los Angeles State Park. In collaboration with Suzanne Siegel, Linda Hoag, California State Parks, and National Parks Service.
GROUP EXHIBITIONSJune, 2019, Flux in Chroma, Santa Monica College Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery
December, 2018, Art Mentor Program Pop-Up Exhibition, Santa Monica College
June, 2018, Popularity and Realism (Curated by Meg Cranston), Santa Monica College Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery
May, 2018, Student Art Show, Santa Monica College Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery
March, 2018, Santa Monica Art Walk
December, 2017, Art Mentor Program Pop-Up Exhibition, Santa Monica College
AWARDSCity of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition for Work on the East San Fernando Valley Nature Parkway, 2009
UCLA Library Robert and Blanche Campbell Student Book Collection Competition
• Library Staff Association Prize 2006
• First Place Undergraduate Prize 2005