• Artist Statement
    In my found image and gouache works, I explore relationships, between people, between colors, and the play between both. I search vintage magazines to find figures that can express the colorful world I imagine. They are transformed to exude energy and strength through the movement and compositions of my painted, layered, colorful shapes. Each piece encapsulates my emotions like a diary of my anxieties, desires, and pleasures and I expose them to the viewer.


  • CV
    Born 1982 in Boston, MA
    Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

    2016
    -10x10x10, Mighty Tieton, Tieton WA

    2015
    -Icky Bodies, Less Space, Oakland CA
    -Group Show, Mini Bar, San Francisco, CA
    Solo -She's Ready, Less Space, Oakland CA
    -Surreal Salon 7, Baton Rouge Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art, Baton Rouge, LA
    -The Art of Collage, Frank Juarez Gallery, Sheboygan, WI

    2014
    -Artisan Series Regional Finals, RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Betti Ono gallery, Oakland, CA
    -Vulnerable, Lux Quaubas Gallery, Sacramento CA
    -fresh stART, the McCall Family Foundation, Arena 1 gallery, Santa Monica CA

    2013
    -tiny, Studio Gallery, San Francisco CA

    2012
    -Moodswing, a.Muse gallery, San Francisco CA

    2011
    -Paint By Numbers, WE Artspace, Oakland CA

    2010
    -Proximity, Fivepoints Arthouse, San Francisco, CA
    -Converging Trajectories, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ
    Solo -Your mind forgets, but your body remembers, Timezone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    -Get into it, Mission Arts & Performance Project, Revolution Café, San Francisco CA

    2009
    -Yeah I think you should, since we’re here, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA
    -Assessment Alaska, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA

    2008
    -Mash Up, Mass College of Art, Boston, MA
    -A Blaze in the Northern Sky, Florida S. College, Melvin Gallery, Florida

    2007
    -Performance Projects, Mobius, Boston MA
    -Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston U./808 Commonwealth Gallery
    -Uiwang International Placard Art Festival, Uiwang City, Kyunggido, Korea

    2006
    -Graduate Student Exhibition, Juried, SMFA, Weems Gallery, Boston MA
    -Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University/ 808 Commonwealth Gallery

    Education
    2009 School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) /Tufts University, Boston MA
    Master of Fine Arts

    2006 Brandeis University, Waltham MA
    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

    2005 Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA
    Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art / Psychology

    Residencies
    2009 The Homestead Alaska, Willow AK

    Publications
    Create Magazine, Issue IV, 2017
    Cut out for collage, Index Book, 2014

    Press Links
    - Create Magazine 2017
    - Booooooom 2016
    - 365 Artists / 365 Days 2014
    - lean + meadow 2014
    - Frankie Magazine 2014
    - The Jealous Curator 2014
    - ArtBusiness 2010
    - The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research 2009
    - Big, Red, and Shiny 2009
    - Boston College Magazine 2004

    Awards
    2008 Bartlett Travel Grant, SMFA, Boston, MA
    2007 RGH Paint Prize @ Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston, MA
    2005 Allison R. Mcomber, Jr. Award in Fine Arts for Studio Art, Boston College, MA
    2005 Departmental Honors, Fine Arts Department, Boston College, MA
    2005 Arts Council Award, Boston College, MA