Lives and works in Chicago, IL and resident at the Cornelia Arts Building.
I am a painter exploring contemporary issues in perception, place, landscape, travel, and memory. I graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 with a BFA in painting and drawing.
My painting and drawing projects have focused on perception and ideas of place and placelessness. I always loved how the experience of a location reveals complexity and depth beyond the physical. I am fascinated by the way a single image, or it's context in a series, can communicate an idea with a viewer. My work slips between painting, illustration, and photography, but I've always been most interested in painting for it's visceral quality and reductive ability to connect our memories, psychology, and longing to form, color, and space. I am drawn to art and design that embraces and captures this type of energy and moment away from the current. It can found in small moments of the everyday or ephemeral passages through time.