statement

My work is centered around the highly imaginal and child-like realms of the liminal state. These are the soft spaces before waking up from a long dream or resting within a deep meditation. In these states, things can be askew, colors seem brighter than usual, imaginary friends may say hello. Using ceramics as my primary medium, I create iconic figures: nature spirits, muses, and shadow-things, who might live within these “in-between” spaces. I’ve named the series “hypnos” after the Greek god of sleep. 

My sculptures are anthropomorphic with terrestrial and botanical forms. Their opalescent glazes create otherworldly textures, while gold and metallic accents conjure the divine. Although vaguely alien in appearance, they express the emotional breadth of what it feels like to be entirely human. Their broken forms and scratched faces evoke deeply felt sadness, but a slightly half-cocked smile here or there points to the resiliency of the human spirit. 

This series has been called a unique mixture of “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” and holy relic. By applying this child-like gaze to denser metaphysical subject matter, my work aims to make spirituality accessible to anyone. I have fun blending these opposing forces together and what emerges are the playful re-imagings of ancient and sacred things.

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curriculum vitae

bio
Born 1980, Piscataway, NJ
Lives and works in Jersey City, NJ

education
2015-2017, Continuing Education in Ceramics, School of Visual Arts, NY, NY
2002, BFA Magna Cum Laude, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

upcoming solo installation
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX | Sept 2019

group exhibitions
2018
"THE MOTHERSHIP", Deep Space Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
"DEFINING FORM", The Untitled Space, NY, NY
"Mother and Child" Benefit to Support Immigrant Families",
     Sponsored by SUGARLIFT Gallery, NY, NY
“Zip, Bang, Pop! Run! It’s The Cops!: Contemporary Pop Art"
     National Invitational Exhibition, HUE Gallery, Wichita, KS

2017
Allouche Gallery, NY, NY, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series
     Sponsored by Artsy + SCOPE Miami

2016    
Summer Show 2016, Rough Draft, Brooklyn, NY

art fairs
2019
Superfine! Art Fair (Frieze Week), NY, NY

2018
SCOPE Miami (Art Basel), Miami, FL
Superfine! Art Fair (Frieze Week), NY, NY
Clio Art Fair (Armory Week), NY, NY

publications
2019, Create! Magazine “Women’s Issue” Feature
2017, ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner in the Sculpture Category
2012, Graphis
2002, CMYK Magazine
2002, American Illustration 22

speaking engagements
2011, The Art Institute of New York, NY, NY