conceptual, multidisciplinary work is rooted in ideas of home and the
experience of displacement. Born and raised in Nebraska, I spent a decade relocating
to South America, the Middle East, and North Africa with the State Department.
Distance and time give way to nostalgia and longing. Collecting, ordering, and building
archives are ways of reorienting myself in my surroundings. In the space
between leaving home and resettling somewhere else, I construct lyrical
narratives that are part personal recollection, part objective analysis. Seemingly
banal objects and images reveal the poetics in the everyday. Considered and
evocative, the work conveys a sense of melancholy and loss.
I currently live and work in Baltimore, MD where I serve on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Contemporary Art and am a regularly contributing writer at BmoreArt. I received my MFA in 2016 from the Mount Royal School of Art multidisciplinary MFA program at MICA. My work has been exhibited in group shows throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Finland, Morocco, and Peru. I have been awarded residencies at Wagon Station Encampment in Joshua Tree, CA and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City. In 2016 I was a Baker Artist Award Finalist. My self-published book, Free to a Good Home
, was purchased by the New York Public Library and is sold at Printed Matter.