My art – photographs, chemigrams, video and now installation – is a space for contemplation, reflection and peacefulness. Through abstract images, the world is both recognizable and rendered unfamiliar.  Viewers both see what I want them to see and also what their own individual experience reveals.

 

Music has the same properties of finite form and open interpretation.  I come from a musical background, trained as a classical violinist, having played in punk rock bands and other experimental groups.  This kind of collaboration with others revealed the power that multiple like-minds have on creative activity, a power I also find in the artists groups I currently belong to: Project Dispatch, the Postcard Collective, and Sparkplug 4.0.

 

But solo contemplative practices have influenced my work as well – consciousness-altering activities including yoga, meditation, spiritual philosophy and sensory deprivation (through the use of floatation tanks).  These practices have focused my attention inward and made me reconsider some of the images I am drawn to, particularly reflective surfaces like water and mirrors.  These images make me wonder how we present ourselves to others and who we really are. Are we the collection of our possessions? Are we our thoughts? How do we alter our responses and act according to our surrounding environment?  How do we find and live as our true selves.

 

My work seeks to address, if not answer, these questions.

 

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Publications and Exhibits

 

Editor’s Choice Award, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, 2008

 

Black and White Magazine, 2008

 

Black and White Magazine, 2009

 

Gallery 1469, Washington DC - “Majority Rule” - group exhibit,  November 2012

 

Postcard Collective - "Life and Death", March 2013

 

Postcard Collective - "Exchange" - June 2013

 

OuterSpace Gallery, Washington DC - “Mint Condition”, group exhibit, July 2013

 

Transformer, Washington DC - "Project Dispatch", group exhibit, November 2013

 

Postcard Collective - "Objects in Motion", November 2013

 

Empty Stretch, Washington DC - Photo projection, November 2013

 

Studio 1469, Washington DC - Solo Show "Absorption/Reflection", December 2013

 

John Fonda Gallery, Baltimore, MD - "Unseen", group exhibit, November 2014

 

EMP Collective, Baltimore MD - "Survey Says",group exhibit,  December 2014

 

District of Columbia Arts Center - "Dis/Satisfaction: Permission to rewrite history, it's personal"

February 2015




 

Honors and Awards

 

Editor’s Choice Award, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, 2008

 

Black and White Magazine, Single Image Award, 2008

 

Black and White Magazine, 2 Single Image Awards, 2009

 

Millay Colony for the Arts, Winter Shaker artist residency, March 2014

Wildacres Artist Residency , July 2014

 

Sparkplug 4.0 member - a 2 year artist development program by the District of Columbia Arts Center

January 2015 - December 2017

 

 

 

Membership/Affiliation

 

 

Washington Project for the Arts

 

District of Columbia Arts Center

 

Project Dispatch

 

International Arts and Artists at Hillyer Arts Space

 

The Postcard Collective

 

 

 

Wildacres Artist Colony

 

 

Millay Colony for the Arts