Medium: Painting in acrylic or oil on canvas
Description: Art which delights the senses and rewards the curious
My work ranges from photorealistic paintings of the natural world to sculptures in which I combine natural and living materials together with optoelectronics. I focus on the elements of nature, the complexity of symbiotic forces at work. My studies in botany and physiology greatly inform my work, almost as much as being in nature and working with the land itself. I’ve been a working artist since 2005, although I’ve been making art since a very young age. My work has been featured in art and literary magazines such as the Santa Clara Review, Zettel Literary Magazine, (Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, Canada), Art Quilting Studio Magazine, Scifaikuest Literary Magazine, Zahir Journal; as well as in the Washington Post, the Yale Daily News and The New Yorker. My work can be found many collections such as Archive of Digital Art, Danube University, Austria, the PS1 MoMA Contemporary Art Center Digital Archive, the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Art Library, the Yale University Library, the University of Maryland Architectural Library, and in the Rutgers University Special Collections. My solo exhibitions include “What Gifts the Rain May Bring,” Main and Station Gallery, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada; “Do-not-reply,” at El Refri Contemporary Art Space in the Glasgow School of Art in coordination with the 2015 Glasgow Festival of Art; “Silent Poem, Spoken Light” at Kehler Liddel Gallery in New Haven, CT; and “Love is in the Air” at the Espaco Cultural Sérgio Porto, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, among others. I’ve also had work shown at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Trygve Lie Gallery in NYC, the Brooklyn Art Library, the Museo de Arte Sinaloa in Sinaloa, Mexico, LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China, Miami University, Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, the Eli Center for Contemporary Art, and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, as well as many others. I’ve installed pieces as an artist-in-residence at the HMS Nonesuch, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and at Still Waters Pond in Voluntown, two residency programs in stunning, rural locations. I hope to go back to Still Waters Pond and the HMS Nonesuch to create two new installations there next year. In 2014, I received awards from both the Puffin Foundation and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, as well as a grant from First Niagara Bank in 2013 for my textile series “Keeping Time with Needle and Thread.” I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002, and my Masters Degree in Architecture at the University of Maryland in 2005. Currently I am in plant propagation for wildlife gardens Green Springs Historic Park in Alexandria, Virginia. On the side, I’m taking classes towards a degree in botany and horticulture, including a class with Dr. Jane Goodall in ecological conservation.
Tour Location: ArtSpace 3rd Floor #305