I am deeply interested in our interaction with photographic artifact. Photographs today are made in a fraction of a second. My work slows down this process, this act of looking—both provoking and reflexively studying our relationship with the image, and considers the impact photographs have on our understanding of history and memory. In my interdisciplinary practice I investigate my own vernacular snapshots to address issues regarding personal history, photographic epistemology, and value systems in photography. Conceptually I am concerned with the unique language of photographic representation, and its frictions in documentation. Research is an important part of my process, which often drives my work in new directions. Early photography of the American West is an important part of my current research. Cameras just became available when many Americans began resettling in California. This produced a unique confluence of budding photographic culture and American culture that was immortalized by a technology that could freeze life itself.

EDUCATION

2019        MFA (pending), San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 

2016        BFA, California State University, Chico, CA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018    A Snapshot Revisited, Theta Belcher Gallery, San Jose State University, CA

2017    A Few Anecdotes, Gallery 3, San Jose State University, CA

2015    The River, Laxson Fine Arts Gallery, Chico, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018    Gallery 3, San Jose State University, California, Countering Productivity

2017    The Image Flow, Mill Valley, California, Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

            Gallery 3, San Jose State University, California, Image and Idea

            Gallery 3, San Jose State University, California, MFA Student Showcase

            The Growlery, San Francisco, California, Creep

2016   Janet Turner Print Museum, California State University, Chico, Wide Open Spaces

            The Image Flow, Mill Valley, California, Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

            Chico Museum, Chico, California, Chico Through Time

            Dope Dope Dope, San Francisco, California, Lucid

2015   1078 Gallery, Chico, California, Artober Salon Fundraiser

            University Gallery, California State University, Chico, 60th Annual Juried Student Art Show

            Chico Art Center, Chico, California, Focal Plane and Multi Plane

            B-So Space, California State University, Chico, Red

 

ART JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

2016  The HAND (Roeland Park, KS), Issue #14, October 2016

           SHOTS (Minneapolis, MN), Issue #132

           Dope Dope Dope (San Francisco, CA), Issue #1

           Don’t Take Pictures (Brooklyn, NY), Glass & Tin, Summer 2016

           The HAND (Roeland Park, KS), Issue #12, April 2016

           Photographer’s Forum, “Best of College & High School Photography 2016”   

 

AWARDS

2017   SJSU Graduate Equity Fellowship