Artist Statement

Art is a conversation, and conversation is play. I use ceramic and multimedia to communicate. My work stems from prompt and response–an interaction with material and the audience.

I make interactive rocks. I am obsessed with the nature of clay, intentionally leaving fired-clay unglazed. I want viewers/participants to understand that I am turning soil into rocks, a process that cannot be reversed or recycled. I am an artist making permanent objects that become performative with action.

My work addresses the time and space of now. Political in nature, a capitalist expression, environmentally conscious, I attempt at blending the history of the medium with my aesthetic–brutal yet refined, rough yet delicate. I work with artist’s hands as inspiration and subject: how they make, how they are the primary tool, the keeper of craftsmanship, and the actuator of intention.

I hold a design and a fine art practice as to not be stuck making one thing for the rest of my life. I execute both actuated concept and formulated function. I find sculpture is the poetry: making the everyday into the incredible, and the wares function as prose: making the extraordinary seemingly into something ordinary.

I am an artist, designer, and moderator of experience in both (and I hope you will laugh with me).

Artist

2017
The Panacea Project, curated by Bettina Hubby, Los Angeles

2016
Breakables, The Institute of New Feeling: Felt Book
Stick It to The Man, at the Simple Simples comedy show

2014

House of Modern Horrors, 1431 Armacost Ave, Los Angeles

Artists' Books and Cookies, 356 Mission/Ooga Twooga, Los Angeles

2013

Photo Op: art to pose with, ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Artists' Books and Cookies, 356 Mission/Ooga Twooga, Los Angeles

2012

Brain Melt, curated by Hannah Deutsch, A Gathering of Tribes, New York

Queer Pile-Up, organized by Darin Klein,  ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. , Los Angeles

The Planter Show, ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. , Los Angeles

The Mulholland Dérive, organized by Stephen van Dyck, Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles

2010

The Sketchbook Show, A Space Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2005

Synergy Teen Art Exhibition, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

Curatorial

2015, 5 or Less Fest, Basic Flowers, Los Angeles, CA

2013,  Photo Op: art to pose with, ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 

2010, The Sketchbook Show, A Space Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY