My artistic practice is driven by an inquiry into matters of place, history, and the construction of identity. My projects employ humor, performance, and collaboration in attempts to complicate and commemorate the past, and creatively engage the present. I integrate my conceptual inquiry with a deep relationship to materials and craftsmanship, and I reach out to audiences and participants beyond the boundaries of the art world. Public actions, as well as quieter acts of solo contemplation, provoke and explore a queer response to inherited American ideologies.
Currently based in Greenfield, Massachusetts, I am originally from rural western New York, and have lived in New York City, Maine, and eastern Massachusetts. My works have been shown in museums and galleries nationally, and I have received funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and the Northampton Arts Council. I hold a BFA in painting from the School of Art + Design at SUNY Purchase, an MFA in interdisciplinary studio art from the Maine College of Art, and was a Zorach-Bingham Fellow at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. I have taught at Mount Holyoke College, the Maine College of Art, and in the Youth programs at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.