About the Work
I work in two artistic languages, “from the body,” and “of the body.”
Works coming “from the body” are large-scale abstract paintings made through choreographic movement recorded in color, brush stroke, and composition. In abstraction, I am drawn to conspicuous and mindful voids inspired by my background in mindfulness and religion. Visual spaces impact emotions through color and size, creating moments of quietude and reflection.
Works “of the body” are political reflections of social concerns, like violence towards women and food justice. These works, through brutality, examine the gendered space of politics and society through breaking ritual and pushing extremes upon the body. This work begs the question of the radical transformation of beauty into crudeness, inelegance, and raw humanity. Pain morphs into truth through moments of catharsis processed beyond titillation and drama.
Anger, joy, and pain engage to broaden an understanding and refinement of the psychosexual, spiritual-political, and psycho-political. It is my aspiration that my work will mobilize socio-political activism through empathy, defy and complicate assumptions of my personhood, and motivate compassion. It is my sentiment that spiritual and political work done conspicuously is endlessly poetic.
Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a minor in Fine Arts from Naropa University 2015 Boulder CO
200 hr Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher
Solar-printing and Monoprinting apprenticeship with Dan Weldon 2016 Watermill NY
Current MFA candidate at the San Francisco Art Institute in California
"Wise Wound" Swell Gallery, San Francisco CA 3.24.2018
"In Bloom" Swell Gallery, San Francisco CA 1.12.18
Library Exhibition, Central Islip Public Library, Central Islip NY 2017
Print Parade, East Hampton, NY 2017
"Wet Paint" Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, September 2017
"Figures" Art League of Long Island, Huntington NY Spring 2016
Solo Show, Rabbithole Studio, Brooklyn NY 2.27.16
"Coup du Foudre" Naropa University, Boulder CO 12.10.15
2018 Horse and Artist Residency Program, Barnag Hungary
Thangka Painting Residency with Karma Thubten, Kathmandu Nepal
"Shiva Mural" Yoga Love Project South, Babylon NY
"Choke Hold" Vamos Mixed Martial Arts School, Calverton NY