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As an artist, I find myself paying hyper-attention to the way the world around me is composed- the beautiful, the disturbing, and the spaces in between. I am interested in how raw materials like paint and woven canvas can be manipulated to translate these experiences and create intense visceral reactions. Painting is a meditative and physical experience for me, and I hope to create a similar atmosphere for my viewers.

I have explored painting, sculpture, and traditional wood craft; my work in each area greatly influencing the other. During my time as a student, I interned at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. As a member of the construction crew rebuilding a 15th century ship, I gained a strong appreciation for craftsmanship and material. After graduating with my Bachelor of Arts, I pursued my interest in traditional arts, and completed the year long Wooden Boat Building Program at the Great Lakes Boat Building School. Since, I have taught numerous courses, including youth boat building workshops, girls' woodworking programs, and group painting lessons for all ages.

Education

 

2015       Kalamazoo College: Bachelor of Fine Arts and Spanish Language and Literature

2016       Great Lakes Boat Building School: Completion of Traditional Wooden Boat Building Program

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2019      The Open Exhibition, Community School of Music and Arts, Ithaca, NY

2018      Wide Open Exhibition, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY

              Duality: In Darkness and in Light, Corner’s Gallery Ithaca, NY

2016      Artists’ Choice Juried Exhibition, Sault St. Marie, MI

              Hessel Schoolhouse Community Exhibition, Hessel, MI

2015      Art Hop, Kalamazoo College Show, Kalamazoo, MI

              Corpus Illuminata: An Anatomical Interpretation, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI  

2014      Kalamazoo College Student Exhibition, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI

              Miller Johnson Scholarship Show, Kalamazoo, MI

              Eat Dessert First: Sculpture Exhibition, Light Fine Arts Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI

              Art Hop Community Show, Park Trade's Center, Kalamazoo, MI

 

 

Solo Shows

 

2017       Light in Darkness, The Blue Crab, St. Michael’s Maryland

2015       Collection of Wounds, Light Fine Arts Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI

2014      Manos y Frutas, Yauss Club Cultural, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

 

Awards and Grants

 

First Place Artist’s Choice Juried Exhibition, Alberta House, Sault St. Marie, MI.

Honors for Technical and Conceptual Skill, Kalamazoo College

Beeler International Project Grant Awarded for artistic internship and research in Buenos Aires

Official Selection, Miller Johnson Art Scholarship and Exhibition

Enlightened Leadership Award for International Activism Scholarship awarded by Kalamazoo College to students demonstrating passion and sustained commitment to intercultural understanding and global issues.

 

Publications

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Hosts Girls’ Woodshop, Woodworker’s Journal, Nov. 2017

Ithaca's Four Seasons, Ithaca Murals Community Coloring Book, Nov. 2021

Woodgrain, Cettle Kooked, Dec. 2021