My projects investigate civic, environmental and esoteric topics, often through partnerships with cities, youth, arts institutions and environmental organizations. I explore themes of mobility, home, outpost, and expedition in my work via modular sculptures constructed in natural and urban spaces.

I merge material processes with social relationships to produce temporary, collaborative installations and educational programs in landscape. I also incorporate sound, video, painting, photography, and performance in my work. The relationships created through my projects are integral to its meaning, and I often engage long-term connections in communities. 

EDUCATION

 

2010  MFA, Public Practice, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA

 

2003 BS, Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

 

RECENT COLLABORATIVE / PUBLIC PROJECTS

 

2019

Nostalgia Junkie, site-specific fort installation and performance, Dockweiller Beach, Los Angeles, CA  

 

2018

Changes: Works At Union Station, interactive performance via Metro Art series, Union Station, Los Angeles, CA

 

2017

Shipwreck, vintage cruiser boat sculpturally and thematically reconstructed in a series of community events with Side Street Projects, Pasadena, CA

 

Art Explorers, guided hikes and installation built with youth through Santa Monica Mountains Artist-In-Residency in partnership with the National Park Service, Los Angeles, CA

 

History On The Hill, site-generated installations with youth, presented at State Parks Family Day event, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Los Angeles, CA

 

Sea Change, multimedia installation project collaboratively produced with 18 middle school students and guest engineers; exhibited on Earth Day at Santa Paula Art Museum, Santa Paula, CA

 

2016

Organ Monument Oratory, series of generative workshops, engaged site-responsive installations and public events surrounding culture, history, stewardship and geology of the Organ Mountains / Desert Peaks National Monument; in development with Friends of the Organ Mountains and Bureau of Land Management, Las Cruces, NM

Sea Change, student-led multimedia installation project; exhibited at STEAM Festival and Algalita Foundation Youth Environmental Summit, Turning Point School, Culver City, CA

2015

YOUR Skid Row, on-site 3D model building and visioning workshop during 6th Annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists; curated by Los Angeles Poverty Dept., Los Angeles, CA

 

Opposite Emotions multimedia installation project produced collaboratively with middle school students and technology instructors; exhibited at STEAM Festival, Turning Point School, Culver City, CA

2014

Build Our Skid Row, on-site 3D model visioning workshop during 5th Annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists; curated by Los Angeles Poverty Dept., Los Angeles, CA

 

SELECT RECENT EXHIBITIONS

 

2018  Cosmic Creatures of the Realms, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2017  Ki’i, Baldwin Hills Overlook State Park, Los Angeles, CA

2016  Play, Barnsdall Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Enchantment, curated by Patricia Watts/EcoArtSpace, Peter Strauss Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, CA

2015  Monumental, West End Art Depot Collective, Las Cruces, NM

 

RECENT RESIDENCIES/AWARDS

 

2019  MoMaZoZo, artist-in-residence; Carrizozo, NM

2018  Signal Fire: Yellow Dirt, Red Rocks Open Studios wilderness residency; Albuquerque, NM

2017  Santa Monica Mountains / National Park Service Artist-In-Residence; Los Angeles, CA

2015  Center for Cultural Innovation / Creative Capacity Fund; Los Angeles, CA

2014  LA County Civic Artists Pre-Qualified List; Los Angeles, CA

International School of Rural Education, program fellow, M12 Collective; Byers, CO