A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
My artwork examines the romance versus reality of American industrial towns as they exist within my intergenerational memory. As I search for a home within myself, I create installations, prints, and soft sculptures that depict frayed tales of intimacy and isolation. Their conceptual infrastructure reference domestic spaces that I, my ancestors, and complete strangers inhabit as well as the unseen and irreversible consequences of our biological histories. Molding, mirrors, windows, coffins, and discarded lingerie are referenced to express multiple scenarios of love and loss. Strangers’ homes become an empty canvas to project questions regarding my identity, self-doubt, anger, and desire. I use poetry, printing, stitching, and video to process my familial history and personal trauma as a method to predict my own future.
E D U C A T I O N
BFA, Fiber & Material Studies with a Certificate in Art Education, Philadelphia, PA
Anticipated graduation May 2019
E X H I B I T I O N S
92nd Rittenhouse Fine Art Show, Philadelphia PA.
New People So Rarely Settled, Kitchen Table Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Solo BFA Thesis Exhibition, Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia PA
New Forms: a Fibers and Material Studies Department Show (co-curator), Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Muscle Memory, Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Temple University Feminist Majority Alliance Annual Art Show, Temple University, Philadelphia PA
Tiny Biennale, Temple Rome Gallery, Rome Italy
A W A R D S
Third Prize, "Fiber, Fabric & Textile Show", The Plastic Club, Philadelphia PA
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Book Award
I N T E R N S H I P S & W O R K E X P E R I E N C E
Student Teacher, AMY NW Middle School, Philadelphia PA.
Art Education Intern, Stonehurst Hills Elementary, Upper Darby PA.
Blogger and Site Editor, tuftinggun.com
Costume Designer, Threads of Perception, a MFA Dance Concert by Christine Eltvedt, Philadelphia PA
Production Assistant, Schadenfreude, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA
Costume Designer/Set Dresser, Three Seasons, a MFA Thesis Film by Althea Mengxi Rao, Philadelphia PA
BTS Photographer, Besieged City, a MFA Thesis Film by Melody Niu, Philadelphia PA
Sales Associate, Anthropologie, Wayne PA
Visual Display Intern, Anthropologie, Wayne PA
Art History TA, Liceo Classico Luciano Manara, Rome Italy
K-8 Program Evaluator, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia PA
K-12 Education Intern, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia PA
Intern, Material Culture, Philadelphia PA
Project Manager, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Bala Cynwyd PA