From the frenetic swinging of lead weights in a sandy environment to the quiet solidity of an image suspended on the surface of water, my work explores systems, disrupted rule structures, and self organization. I create compositions in time with computer programs and electronics, build immersive environments that are activated by projected and natural light, and intervene on materials that erode, drip, melt, evaporate, break apart, or float away. My installations are permeable systems that change at irregular intervals. I start with the many until the few can be extracted, developing new responses to each unexpected turn in a process that seems not to emulate, but to materialize, the idea of learning itself.

My art studio is a deeply inefficient laboratory. Experiments unravel and organize themselves into oddly evolved iterations, hypotheses are proven that are never formed, sequences begin in the middle and abruptly stop. Over the last few years I have accumulated a strange blueprint of knowledge that is a byproduct of my studio investigations. I have learned where magenta fluid will go as it flows through an inefficient feedback loop--how floating graphite powder will separate itself into fractured tectonic plates on a bed of still water--how dripping tubes reconstitute solid matter back into liquid--what the prismatic haloes of light in a bright yellow room will do if a cloud passes in front of the sun.



2011-2013. MFA, Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design

2003-2007. BA, Honors Visual Art, Brown University (magna cum laude)

Spring 2006. Visiting Student, Painting, Rhode Island School of Design



2013-present. Teacher, Lycee Francais de New York, New York, NY

2013-present. SAT/ACT Tutor, Academic Approach, New York, NY

2011-2013. Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art Department, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

2013. Teacher, Introduction to Metal Forming and Welding, Sculpture Department, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2010-present. Writer, Thalo Magazine: Writing articles for online arts periodical

2011. Content Producer, Mobius Science Center, Spokane, WA: Writing and research for interactive science exhibits

2010-2011. Instructor/Technician, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR: Fabrication, research, testing, and instruction in kiln formed glass techniques

2009. Independent Contractor, Portland Techshop, Portland, OR: Studio and teaching assistance in this membership-based workshop with facilities for woodworking, metalworking, machining, electronics, and robotics

Summer 2008. Intern, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland, VT: Studio maintenance and teaching assistance for week-long courses in stone carving and metal fabrication

2007-2008. Work-study at Stonybrook Fine Arts, Boston, MA: Fabrication and general assistance in exchange for mold-making and figure sculpting instruction

2007. Studio assistant, Boston Sculptors Guild, Boston, MA: Fabrication and installation for member artists of the Boston Sculptors Gallery, including Nancy Selvage and Beth Galston

2007-2008. Artistic Fabricator, WB Incorporated, Boston, MA: Graphics, fabrication, and installation for museum exhibits, dioramas, and trade shows

2007. Genetic Engineering animation, Brown University, Providence, RI

2007. Robot Interface Design, Brown University, Providence, RI: worked to improve the gamepad and wiimote controls for maneuvering robot dogs to play soccer and streamlining the look of the user interface

2006-2007. Sculpture Studio Monitor, Brown University, Providence, RI: taught students how to use wood and metal shop, maintained equipment, made sure safety regulations were being followed

2005-2007. Teacher's Assistant, Design for Science: user interface consultant/designer for two of Brown's Computer Science projects funded by the National Science Foundation

2005-2006. 3D artist for Immune Attack, Brown University, Providence, RI: built models of cells and environments, produced textures, created animations and renders for this educational videogame

2005. Industrial Designer, employed by Brown graduate student: designed and built a prototype of a solar-powered household object to be printed out using a 3D stereolithography machine

2004. Education Intern, Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, IL

2004. Development and Marketing Intern, Marketplace: Handwork of India, Chicago, IL



2013. Curate NYC, Curator Mahnaz Fancy. New York, NY

2013. The Order of the Universe, Beard and Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2013. New Contemporaries, Gelman Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

2013. Selections, Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2013. RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

2013. HEAVY: graduate sculpture biennial, Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2011. Working Glass, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR

2009. D! Magazine Art Slam at the Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, TX

2009. Artist in Residence Show at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2008. New Faces, New Art, Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, RI

2006, 2007. Brown Annual Student Show, Providence, RI

2007. Student Show, Copley Society of Art, Newbury Street, Boston, MA

2006. Student Show, Copley Society of Art, Newbury Street, Boston, MA

2006. Triptych, Senior solo show, List Art Center Lobby, Brown University, Providence, RI

2006. A Week and a Half: Installations in Brown Trees, Brown University campus, Providence, RI

2006. On-site drawings for subRosa's feminist art performance, In Transit: From Object to Site, Brown University, Providence, RI

2005, 2006. Hillel Gallery Student Show, Brown University, Providence, RI



2013. Graduate Studies Grant, Jurors Joao Ribas and Alyson Baker, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2011-2013. Presidential Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Fall 2009. Emerging Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2009. Windgate Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2009. Top Ten Artist's Choice Award (out of 150 participants), Art Slam at the Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, TX

Fall 2008. Junior Resident in Wood at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2007. Anne Belsky Moranis Award for Excellence in Art, Brown University, Providence, RI

2006. Third prize, 18th Annual Student Show, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

2006. Royce Fellowship, Why Art Doesn?t Talk: the predicament of art in a textually saturated world, Swearer Center for Public Service, Brown University, Providence, RI: a self-created and self-directed project to build a sculptural triptych meant to challenge the traditional hierarchy of text and image

2006. Creative Arts Council Student Grant, Organic Order/Patterned Chaos, Brown University, Providence, RI

2006. Gazzola Award for Excellence in Art (top exhibition prize), 17th Annual Student Show, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA