I am a visual artist living in Portland, Oregon. I work primarily with photography and collage. With my work I explore the feeling of being present before everything becomes recognizable.

My work is immersed in ordinary, overlooked pieces. It exists in the confusing moment before familiar clues start to transform an impression from sentimentality to cataloging, defining and reasoning.

It also celebrates isolation. My images reveal moments of melancholy and joy simply from being around empty or previously unregarded spaces and objects.

My collage is also an attempt to articulate this moment. These pieces are usually broken down found representational photos and illustrations. I strip away their context and manipulate them into non-objective shapes, sometimes introducing paint or graphite. The original context gets fuzzy, but a trace of something familiar remains. The result is something not quite specific - maybe partly imagined or halfway forgotten - but somehow more certain and sharp 

Seeing is understanding, judging, transforming, imagining, forgetting and being forgotten, being or disappearing. - Paul Eluard

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Various Member Exhibitions  |  Rental Sales Gallery, Portland Art Museum  |  Portland, OR  |  2008-17

Point B  |  The Archive Collective  |  thearchivecollective.com  |  2015

New Jack City: Group Show 45  |  Humble Arts Foundation  |  hafny.org  |  2015

Various Member Exhibitions  |  The Match  |  Portland, OR  |  2010-12

Northwest International Contemporary Art  |  Urban Studio  |  Portland, OR  |  2009

Employee Art Show  |  Marion Miller Gallery, Portland Art Museum  |  Portland, OR  |  2009

323 Gallery  |  Portland, OR  |  2009

Virtuoso Studios  |  Portland, OR  |  2009

Cafe Pallino  |  Portland, OR  |  2009

Homeschool  |  Various Locations  |  Portland, OR  |  2009

Memory  |  Goldsmith Building  |  Portland, OR  |  2009

Pacific Northwest Art Annual  |  Adell McMillan Gallery, University of Oregon  |  Eugene, OR  |  2008

Goldsmith First Thursday |  Goldsmith Building  |  Portland, OR  |  2008

Cascade AIDS Project Annual Auction  |  Oregon Convention Ctr.  |  Portland, OR  |  2008

Annual Intown Works Night III  |  Intown Church  |  Portland, OR  |  2007

Embodied  |  Columbia Art Center  |  Hood River, OR  |  2007

Sockeye Magazine Benefit  |  Portland, OR  |  2007

Employee Art Show  |  Marion Miller Gallery, Portland Art Museum  |  Portland, OR  |  2007

Identity  |  Crux Gallery  |  Portland, OR  |  2007

Torsos  |  Indigo Gallery|  Hood River, OR  |  2007

Torsos  |  Bromfield Gallery  |  Boston, MA  |  2006

Members Show  |  Bromfield Gallery  |  Boston, MA  |  2006

New Design Faculty |  Newbury College Gallery  |  Brookline, MA  |  2006

MFA Staff Art Exhibition  |  Anderson Auditorium, SMFA  |  Boston, MA  |  2005

Senior Fine Art Thesis Exhibition  |  ArtWorks!  |  New Bedford, MA  |  2004

Drawing to a Close  |  Gallery 1  |  Dartmouth, MA  |  2003

Fourth Floor Design Center |  Fall River, MA  |  2003

 

PUBLICATIONS

Obscura Land: Volume 2, Subjectively Objective  |  obscuraland.com  |  2016

Goodbye Weekend: Issue 002  |  Further West Press  |  furtherwestpress.com  |  2016

The Red Issue  |  Noice Magazine  |  Noicemagazine.tumblr.com  |  2015

 

ASSOCIATIONS

Rental Sales Gallery of the Portland Art Museum  |  Portland, OR  |  2008-17

The Match  |  Portland, OR  |  2010-12

Northwest International Contemporary Art  |  Portland, OR|  2009

Homeschool  |  Portland, OR  |  2009

Associate Member, Bromfield Gallery  |  Boston, MA  |  2006-07

 

EDUCATION

BFA Painting/2D-Studies  |  University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  |  2004

Painting  |  Mediterranean Summer Studies, Sicily  |  2003