Curriculum Vitae

BIO

Artist/ Art Educator
MA, USA

ARTIST STATEMENT

My paintings explore a pedestrian’s view of quiet architectural spaces in and around the urban periphery. These images reference my perspective as solitary individual, lured out into the night-time-cityscape to witness its stillness and desolation. My company is my camera, and I document spaces that are void of human form yet filled with the potential of their presence. The photographs I take are small glimpses into the intimate space of another, through the perspective of an outsider. These photos are referenced throughout my painting process. On canvas, the ordinary and unobtrusive spaces found in the original images begin to shift and transform from strict representation into spaces of abstraction and otherworldliness. My work offers the viewer agency to witness painted worlds as if they alone exist within them. I am interested in how this isolated perspective can both empower and exclude the individual; how it can be witnessed as a position of the realized dreamer or evoke lonely paranoia. My work privileges the anonymous spectator who feels most alive when alone.

EDUCATION

2016, Master of Fine Arts
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Visual Studies

2010, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Art Education and Painting
Teacher Certified

SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS

2017, Two Birds Tattoo, Seattle WA; “November”
2017, Art and Frame Emporium, Westborough MA; “Night Walk”
2016, Valentines, Portland OR; “Off Hour Separation”
2015, Stumptown Coffee, Portland, OR; “In the Presence of Absence”
Main Curator: May Barruel
2015, The Lodge Gallery at Allied Work Architecture, Portland, OR; “Annexed”
2010, The Mission Bar and Grill, Boston, MA; “Opposition”
Main Curator: Lavaughan Jenkins

GROUP ART EXHIBITIONS

2018, Gallery 263, Cambridge MA; “Sanctuary”
Guest Juror: Maria Molteni
2017, Arts in Common, Westborough MA; Art Fair
2017, Killjoy Collective, Portland, OR; “IN/EX Teriors”
Main Curator: Rachel Brown Smith
2017, Stumptown Coffee, Portland, OR; “The Community”
Main Curator: May Barruel
2017, Killjoy Collective, Portland, OR; “Nasty Women”
2016, Arts at the Armory, Summerville, MA; “Affordable Art Sale”
2016, Dendroica Gallery, Seattle, WA; “Small Works Show”
2016, Rainmaker Residency, Portland, OR; “Dispersal: Mail Art Show”
​Curators: Jason Berlin and Veronica Reeves
2016, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; “MFA Visual Studies Thesis Exhibition”
Main Curator: Peter Simensky
2016, Stall Gallery, PNCA Falcon Building, Portland, OR; “Yin and Yang”
​Main Curator: Jason Berlin
2015, Fall Open Studios at PNCA, Portland, OR;
Curators: MFA Visual Studies second years
2015, Disjecta, Portland, OR; “PNCA MFA in Visual Studies First Year Exhibition”
Main Curator: Libby Werbel
2014, The Lodge Gallery, Portland, OR; “Altered Ground”
Curators: MFA Visual Studies first years
2014, Fall Open Studios at PNCA, Portland, OR;
Curators: MFA Visual Studies Program
2013, The Long Hall Gallery, Worcester MA; “alarm; alarm” Curators: Big6bearcat
2012, Student Life Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA; “Alumni exhibition”
2011, CACP Sparring Partners window gallery, Boston, MA
2011, Silver Loft, Allston, MA; “Silver Loft benefit show by ElecSonic”
2011, Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA; “Graduating Class exhibition”
2010, Open Square Gallery, 4 Open Square Way, Holyoke, MA 01040; “An Accumulation”
Main Curator: Erica Aubin
2010, Arnheim Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA; “All School Show” (Art Education department)
2010, President’s Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA; “All School Show”
(Painting department)
2009, Student Life Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA; “All School Show”
(Painting department)