Artist Statement

Equal parts archivist and alchemist, I dismantle the mechanical and chemical processes of analog photography.

Freed from practical duties, these technologies are adapted to build apparatuses and devise experiments, creating alternate methods of seeing. A negative of a negative is still a negative, but it gains some texture along the way.

Applied to everyday instance, the radically simple is made visible. Process distills essence. Every time a glass is rested on the tabletop another ring forms.

Fixed as artifacts, these minor occurrences are brought together to form an archive of un-epic histories.

Pulled from the collection, current is required to finalize the transformation. Sending 300 watts through an abandoned TV, an automaton is born.  If you watch, it will speak to you of its existence.

 

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Education

 

2018   MFA,  Mills College, Oakland, CA 

2015   BA magna cum laude, Photography, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

 

Professional Experience

 

2017 – 18      Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mills College, Oakland, CA (Darkroom Photography, Contemporary Photo Practice II)

2016 – 18      Digitizer/Gallery Attendant, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

2015 – 16      Teacher, Mt. Whitney High School, Visalia, CA (Intro to Video, Advanced Film, Intro to Graphic Design)

2014 – 15      Digitization Intern, California State Library, Sacramento, CA

2014               Student Darkroom Technician, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

 

Exhibition Record

Solo

2018   A Window Into The Tower, Mills College Art Museum (Museum Records and Research), Oakland, CA

 

Group

2018   Figure 8 (MFA Show), Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

2018   Project Projection, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

2017   Fall Open Studios, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2017   Blue/Print, Slide Space 123, Oakland, CA

2016   Fall Open Studios, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2016   Pop the Vote! ,  Art Night SF, San Francisco, CA (collaborative project)

2014   Photography Dept. Senior Show, CSUS Design Gallery, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA