I was born in Columbus, OH, but spent my formative years growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, and I am an emerging artist and graphic designer living and working in Washington, DC. I hold a BA in Cultural Anthropology from George Washington University; a MA in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore; and recently graduated (June 2020) with an MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley University, College of Art and Design in Cambridge, MA, where I was the recipient of the Lesley Art & Design MFA in Visual Arts Dean’s Merit Scholarship. I'm currently working as a Bookmaking Associate at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, MD, while also pursuing my personal painting practice in the studio.
Using cultural cues and collected ephemera absorbed from my world, I create artworks that are process driven and that collaborate with chance. By combining a high-keyed color palette, expressive gesture, and symbolic mark-making, my multi-layered work is grounded in the informality of the unstructured painterly mark and the unadulterated visual language of graphic form. The result is the abstracted visualizations of my memories, emotions, and varied perspectives that merge to become metaphors for exploration into themes of human nature, popular culture, feminism and motherhood. My intention is to leave a trace of the artist in all that I create and to connect with the viewer through the empathetic power of language, chroma, and vivid mark-making.