Born: Decatur, IL. Widely exhibited internationally. Upcoming Solo Exhibition, 2013: hous projects gallery, NYC. Recent Solo Exhibitions: NYC & Tokyo : hpgrp Gallery, Munich, Berlin, Cologne: Galerie Kaysser. NYC & San Francisco: Jenkins Johnson Gallery. Recent Noteworthy Museum Exhibitions: Germany: Galerie Kunstlade, Zittau, and Haus der Kunst, Munich, and Hunterdon Museum, NJ. Multiple fellowships: P.S.1 Museum, NYC, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus, Germany, among others. Studied Painting, Critical Theory: Virginia Commonwealth University.
“My work aims to define an illusory truth about women’s lives; from the secret games of childhood, through the inherent challenges of coming of age… when innocence is awakening to experience during adolescence, and on into adulthood’s twin female attributes; sensitivity and power. The animal companions to the girls in the Guardian series function symbolically as avatars and are a reference to the psychologically mysterious and wild aspects of female nature. There is a certain honesty and power when instinctive nature is ascendant and its raw emotions and untapped desires are on the surface.