Term: June-July 2019
Stipendiary of the NYAA
In any situation, people tend to shift into a particular version, or facet, of themselves. Whether it be a conscious decision to address and to assimilate new situations and surroundings, or that these changing environments influence us mostly subconsciously, our means of adaptation are entirely our own.
Moving nearly halfway around the world as a child, and across the country as a young adult, required constant adjustments to life and to people and cultures as I found them. What I did not realize immediately was that not only were the places I inhabited changing dramatically, but my own outlook and perceptions of life and of art were equally transformative.
I thus have a profound desire to create art that reflects each of these worlds and the many versions of myself that have occupied them. The figures that are the focus of my work have been rendered in a variety of forms over the course of my movable life, While they exist in a certain spaces, I choose to obscure the faces, to portray them as melting into and out of the background. I try to represent how my self identity has at times been at risk of being lost to the many abrupt transitions I’ve experienced, for good and for ill.
Charcoal as my medium of choice allows me a deep level of intimacy with my work. For example, the way it stains my fingers and casts a veil over my arms as I am working. It is, for me, an immersive experience, one I hope to share with the viewer through snapshots in black and white that convey the transient nature of all human experience.
2017 – 2018 Certificate of Fine Arts New York Academy of Art
2015 – 2017 Fine Arts Major (Drawing concentration) Pratt Institute
2019 Women in Spaces: Past / Present at FX Collaborative, NY
2019 Drawn Together Again at Flag Art Foundation, NY
2019 Pop Porn at MC Gallery, NY
2018 Transformation by RE:ARTISTE, NY
2018 Big Link by Young Space at Standards Projects, WI
2018 DRAW with Sugarlift,NY
2018 Mother and Child with Sugarlift, NY
2018 I Met God and She is..at Ideal Glass Gallery, NY
2017 Deck the walls, New York Academy of Art, NY
2017 Rema Hort Foundation,NY
2017 Pretty Big Painting Show, Pratt Institute,NY
2016 Foundation Merit Award Competition Show, Pratt Institute, NY
Awards and Prizes
2018 Grand Prize place in Strokes of Genius Competition
2018 Recipient of Drawing Scholar Award
2016 Foundation Merit Award Competition Winner
2015 Utah State Sterling Scholar for Visual Arts
2019 Strokes of Genius 11: Finding Beauty
2018 Friend of the Artist