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.
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
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