Bio & Statement

I am the daughter of two laser physicists who grew up within a culture of nerds.   I attended Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica, CA, followed by the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where I earned a B.F.A. in Illustration with a History minor.  I moved to New York City in 2006, and earned my M.F.A. in 2009 at the New York Academy of Art.  I have been curating and working independently since. I seek gallery representation, and am open to commissions, connections, and curatorial projects.

 

Photo by Allison Plitt for the Forest Hills Times-Ledger

These paintings engage the everyday cyborg feminist experience, a non-dialectical conversation around technology, society, and personhood. The tendency to literalize abstraction into representation and conceptually pun reflects the historical materializing of science fictional social allegory as futurism.  Portraits conducted in time through a digital interface are collaborations between humans, non-humans, things, and stuff.

Sensory overload and interplay between consistent and multiple space display decadence within a sustainable virtuality. Imagery intuitively derived from popular internet and historical cult illustration maintains an amused contrarianism to categorization. Eclecticism induces a decentralized, eccentric perspective out of a mainstream and traditional medium. In search of levity, here is no automatic orientation; everything is both figure and background. Bodies shift colors, reflect and are reflected, both fully permeable and closed. Satellite space photography, as distant from everyday experience as possible and often having gone through the most extreme technological processing, determines the colors and composition.  Paintings are vehicles for elaborate, authoritative, and self-mocking titles inspired by propaganda.

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