I’m always looking for ways to see things in a new way. From medium format black and white back in the day to abstracted still-life images of food to close-ups of people in the studio I love to explore ways to engage with and interpret the world through photography. Take my two latest projects as an examples:
First, I have been creating a series of pictures using the Google Photo Sphere/Street View app in a way it's never been used before. The final images are disassembled and reconstructed 360° scenes that I create by subverting my phone’s camera and software to playfully bend space and time to create abstracted views that reinterpret reality and are filled with a dizzying sense of wonder and mystery.
My most recent work is the #insta_stack_art project. Currently, a torrent of 95 million images are uploaded to Instagram every day. The #insta_stack_art project is a conceptual photographic art project about that staggering level of image overload and repetition. Each of the images in this body of work is an x-ray stack of Instagram images overlaid to create a new work of art that looks at our relationship to photographic media in the digital age.
I live and work in Arlington, VA and my work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the US and abroad. I have also been the recipient of several grants including an Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship, a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Individual Fellowship, and a Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant.
I have a Master of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from The George Washington University.
Franz and Virginia Bader Fund 2011-2012 Grant.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 2011-2012 Fellowship.
Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia. November, 1990 to December, 1990.
Selected Group Shows
The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund: Second Act . American University Museum at the Katzen Center, Washington, DC. June to August 2014
Washington project for the Arts Select 2014. Artisphere, Arlington, VA. February to March 2014.
Four Perspectives: Becoming MPA, curated by Andrea Pollan, Sarah Tanguy, Deborah McLeod, and Nancy Sausser to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA. April to June 2012.
The Aesthetic of Intimacy, curated by Laura Amussen, The Silber Art Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, MD. March to May 2012.
New Waves, 2011, selected by Craig Drennan. Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA. February to March 2011.
Catalyst: Washington Project for the Arts 35th Anniversary Exhibition, curated by J. W. Mahoney, American University Museum at the Katzen Center, Washington, DC. November to December 2010
Likeness,Honfleur Gallery, Washington, DC. November to December 2010.
By Request, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC . June 2010 to July 2010.
Transhuman Conditions, curated by Jeffry Cudlin, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA. January to April 2010.
Cream, Washington project for the Arts auction exhibition, American University Museum at the Katzen Center, Washington, DC. January to March, 2010. Work selected by Mera Rubell, Rubell Family Collection.
24th International Juried Exhibition, selected by Susan Kismaric, curator, Department of Photography, Museum of Modern Art. Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ. January 2010 to March 2010.
Ambiguous Bodies,curated by Laura Amussen, The Silber Gallery, Goucher College Athenaeum, Baltimore, MD. November 2009 to December 2009.
Mutatis Mutandis Appearance and Identity, curated by Rachel Seligman, The Arts Center of the capital Region,
Troy, NY. January 2009 to March 2009.
Uncommon Beauty, curated by Sarah Tanguy, co-produced by the Washington project for the Arts and theEllipse Arts Center, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA. October 2008 to December 2008.
First Juried Annuale, selected by Julian Cox, Curator, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. The Light Factory,
Charlotte, NC. July, 2008 to September, 2008.
Next: the Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, IL.
Featured in Curator’s Office booth. April 2008
CraigsList, Curated by Andrea`Pollan and Jayme McLellan, Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC March to April, 2008
Grace, Curated by John Bennette, Peer Gallery, New York, NY. January to March, 2008.