I view my artistic practice as a means of striving to understand what we are and where we are, in the deepest sense, by investigating the borderline between human structures (physical and mental) and nature’s creative processes. I am interested in modes of creating in which complexity arises out of the aggregation of simple, cyclical, manual actions that mirror natural processes, whether drawing parallel lines, or carving, or stitching, or sanding. Nature’s grandest designs are created through just such incremental, mundane processes - erosion and sedimentation, mitosis and genetic drift.

 

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Education

2013        BA magna cum laude, Studio Art, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

2015-16    MFA program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

 

Exhibitions

2018    Hillsborough Street Temporary Pedestals, Raleigh Arts Council, Raleigh, NC

2018    Come Out and Play, Chapel Hill, NC

2017    Multiples, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC 

2017    The Lived Body, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

2016    ma(t)ter-realism, Allcott Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

2015    The Forest for the Trees (two-person w/ Michelle Podgorski), Artspace, Raleigh, NC

2015    Earthy Abstractions, Ellington-White Contemporary, Fayetteville, NC

2013    Studio Major Thesis Exhibition (solo), Davidson College, Davidson, NC

2013    Annual Student Group Exhibition, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

2012    Annual Student Group Exhibition, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

2011    Annual Student Group Exhibition, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

 

Residencies & Honors

2018    Hambidge Creative Residency Program, Rabun Gap, GA  Nov. 6-18 (accepted)

2018    I-Park Residency, East Haddam, CT Sept. 12-Oct 8 (accepted)

2013    Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma of North Carolina

2012    McAllen Scholarship for Studio Art

 

Professional Experience

Fall 2015- Spring 2016 

Teaching Assistant, UNC Chapel Hill: ARTS 103 Core Concepts: Space (Fall), and ARTS 105 Basic Photography (Spring)

April 2016 - present

Lutherie/Woodworking Assistant, Pre-War Guitars Co., Hillsborough, NC

June 2016 - present (intermittent/as-needed basis)

Studio assistant to Donald Martiny, Chapel Hill, NC