Biography

My interdisciplinary practice draws on notions of history to visually examine relationships among identity and narrative. The majority of my materials are either collected such as detritus paper, string, and hair or common to my experiences such as earth, concrete, and clay. By investigating affects proceeding encounters with cultural trauma I link my understanding of genealogies of activity and encounter to my present context. The symbolic relationship between my work and life directly correlate to a desire to understand my sense of humanity.

I am an MFA candidate with an emphasis in Sculpture, Object, and Installation. I received my M.A. in Visual Art with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing in 2017 as well as my B.A. in Visual Art in 2015 from California State University, Northridge. I have previously attended the Rhode Island School of Design as well as Los Angeles Valley College.

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