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ARTIST BIO

My art is primarily driven by a curiosity to explore the intersections of the visual arts and the written word. I’m especially adept at poetry and often incorporate poems into my visual pieces; prose and freeform poetry are the mediums through which I most easily express emotion, so my writing is usually highly personal in nature. Many of my pieces are self-portraits, reflecting parts of myself that I honestly wasn’t fully aware of prior to making them. Through photographs, abstract images, formal illustrations, rough sketches, and comic panels, I fortify and build upon my own words, creating something as simultaneously real and visceral as the emotions that inspired them.

Inside us there is a word we cannot pronounce and that is who we are.

Anthony Marra

 

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Work Experience

 

GALLERY ASSISTANT, INTERN

August - December 2018

  • Install and de-install gallery exhibits alongside various artists such as Scott André Campbell and Misoo Filan

  • Learn and manage the technical aspects of gallery management, including lighting, painting, and applying vinyl

  • Help to coordinate and organize live performances and artist talks for various venues and audiences

ABOVE THE RADAR, VOLUNTEER

September 2018

  • Assisted artists and event managers

  • Organized, sold, and distributed various event & artist merchandise 

STAPLES, COPY & PRINT ASSOCIATE

September 2015 - March 2017

  • Consulted with customers & clients to take in and graphically design orders

  • Produced print orders both individually and as a team with fellow co-workers

  • Learned crucial information about paper types and qualities, digital file settings, print mechanics, internal organization, and clear & consistent communication