We live on a sensationary planet. Through sight, sound, touch, and smell, we experience our surroundings with our entire being. How do we translate these instinctual sensations into a physical form? How do we make visible, the invisible? My work is an investigation, an exploration of perception and reality, of human consciousness and memory. How do we make meaning from the fragmented and ephemeral qualities of life? By placing disparate images next to each other, I am asking the viewer to create their own narrative, one in which may only cause more questions than answers. In this way, uncertainty and juxtaposition become a central theme in the works. I explore the relationship between the body and its surroundings, questioning our place within the larger landscape. The physical world around us and our own inner worlds are directly interrelated, so how do we bridge the gap between the two?
Process and transformation become an integral aspect of my work, as I am constantly taking images, rearranging them, re-purposing them, and placing them in new narratives. In this way, time plays an important role in my practice. It is about the compilation of memory, space, and place, and the transformation of these over a period of time. In their curation, the viewer’s spatial relationship to the work changes. It becomes about how the body moves through the room, how the eye flows from one piece to the next, in a way mimicking the many layers of experience, which is always morphing and dissolving and fading from sight.
Education - BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
2015, Reply All; Lucero; Brookline, MA
2015, SIM Big Show; Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Boston, MA
2015, RAW: Bold, Mixx 360; Malden, MA
2016, SIM Big Show; Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Boston, MA
2017, Sensing Ourselves; Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Boston MA
2018, All School Show; Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA
2018, Why I Write, Why I Create; Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA
2018. Self Composed; Aviary Gallery; Jamaica Plain, MA
Awards and Grants -
2014, Trustee Scholarship, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
2016, VMFA Undergraduate Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts