I make sculptures that locate emotional states within a body reimagined using magic realism and poetic figuration. I layer texture, color, and mark-making to create vivid surfaces.
Early influences include roaming the neighborhood of Northeast Kansas City with my sisters and cousins as well as exploring woods and pastures in rural Tennessee and Missouri.
Drawing, painting, and sculpting were an ever present part of my childhood. My mother was an amateur painter and my father was endlessly drawing, carving, and building things with his hands.
I first began making ceramic sculpture at the Indianapolis Art Center in 2014. Prior to that I studied classical and contemporary drawing and printmaking.
2002-2004, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
1999-2000, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1997-1998, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
1990-1992, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
1987-1988, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
BFA Studies, no degree
2020, Workhouse Clay International 2020, Lorton VA
2020, Indy Clay Co-op Solo Exhibit: Failure Show, Indianapolis IN
2019, Workhouse Clay International 2019, Lorton VA
2019, Group Exhibit: Strange Beauty Show, Indy Clay Co-op, Indianapolis IN
2018, Onyx + East, Harrison Center, Indianapolis IN
2018, High Art Billboard 2018, Indianapolis IN
2018, 94th Annual Hoosier Salon, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis IN
2018, Young Collectors II, Gallery 924, Indianapolis IN
2017, Installation Nation 2017, Indy Women's Clay Group project, Indianapolis IN
2017, SoArts Exhibition HEART, Garfield Park Art Center, Indianapolis IN
2017, TINY V: A Really Big Show, Gallery 924, Indianapolis IN