At the heart of my work lies a fundamental interest in the dislocated relationship between sight and the kinesthetic. The world of the kinesthetic involves the feeling of weight, gravity and motion. It is the space of the body and experience and resides outside of language. The world of sight is dematerialized, malleable and deceptive, reliant on our perception. The freedom of one’s subjectivity and the mind’s capacity to translate the outside world, manipulating and distorting objects to create its own construction of reality has always been fascinating to me. It is the alchemical yet paradoxical relationship between actual experience and our interpretations that has become the underlying focus of my work.
Integrating photographic imagery and structures is a way to explore the spatial and temporal aspects of this paradox. Viewing one’s perspective as a fluid topology, the photos act as skins of sight. Photography has also served as a way to make ‘site’ a portable material. Places that are now demolished and transformed are permanent in photos. I’m interested in the frozen, the fragile moment, and the entropy that occurs over time in both the physical and the photographic world. In my work, social, psychological, imagined, physical and visual space can exist simultaneously while the incongruities between the structure and surface of an object can be spotlighted.
Select Solo Exhibitions
Polaris, MAK Center, Los Angeles
Cheerleaders and Bandwagons, ACME., Los Angeles
Select Group Exhibitions
Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection at the Hammer, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
On Procession, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Ind.
Reflecting Another Space: Arocha/Schraenen, A Van Kerckhoven, Katie Grinnan, The Agency, London
Interstate: the American Roadtrip, Socrates Sculpture Park, curated by Alyson
Baker, Robyn Donnahue and Andrea Zittel, Long Island City, N.Y.
Select Community-Based Artwork
Workshop, New Everyday Life, Joshua Tree, Calif.
Inverse Parade, High Desert Test Site 5, Joshua Tree, Calif.
Fellowships and Awards
AXA Artists Award
University of California, Los Angeles
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Studio Arts Center International, Florence, Italy