I am a multi-disciplinary artist with a deep interest in the natural world and our connections within it. My recent work explores issues of extinction, with several series focused on animals on the brink and ecosystems at risk. My aim with these images is both to depict individual beings, and to bear witness to their pending disappearance. Much of my studio practice centers on drawing, sometimes widening to include painting, bookmaking and printmaking (thanks to our wonderful local resource: Zea Mays Printmaking Studio). In making images I prefer to combine materials and techniques that I canít fully control, in hopes of melding intention, accident and organic process. Iím interested in influencing the outcome, rather than determining it. In Alternative Technologies, I have been developing a separate series of photo-based work to explore visual metaphors about communication & connection. In these photos, I make a temporary setup in a body of water, using the surface reflection to disrupt our familiar experience of space.
M.F.A. University of California at Berkeley
B.A. Carleton College
My work is included in various collections, including the Decordova Art Museum, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery. I have deeply enjoyed teaching Artist Books in the 20th Century and studio courses in Drawing at Smith College, as well as Printmaking at Springfield College. Other highlights include:
Anderson Ranch Art Center Scholarship
Marion Hahn Simpson Fellowship in Art
Sloan Fellowship in Science, Technology & Public Policy