I am deeply interested in the photographic document, as well as, the culture of photography. Focused on the applications of photography that traditionally existed outside the genre of art photography, I make work that responds to the commercial, historical, and other vernacular uses of the medium. I take long thoughtful looks at the culture and practices of popular photography—both provoking and reflexively studying our relationship with the image—I consider the complicated impact photographs have on our understanding of history and the construction of consumer culture. My conceptual photographic practice finds non-conventional strategies for challenging traditional pictorial aims in favor of an exploratory approach to the medium. I embrace humor, play, and novelty while making work that is smart. I love all photographic processes and technologies and often work from the antique to contemporary, as well as, re-contextualize founds photographs and stock photographs. Research is an important component of my practice. My current research includes: The Eastman Kodak Company, 19th century photographic culture, the history of portrait photography, The Pictures Generation, and Capitalist Realism.

 

EDUCATION

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

2016        BFA, California State University, Chico, California

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Smile, You’re on Camera, Belcher Gallery, San Jose State University, California

2018    A Snapshot Revisited, Belcher Gallery, San Jose State University, California

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

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

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 Backbend, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA (curated by Angelica Jardini)

Copycat, SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA (curated by Kevin B. Chen)

SJSU MFA Thesis Exhibition, Root Division, San Francisco, California (curated by Kevin B. Chen)

Cluster-Fun, Belcher Gallery, San Jose State University, California

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

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

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

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

            Creep, The Growlery, San Francisco, California

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

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

            Chico Through Time, Chico Museum, Chico, California

            Lucid, Dope Dope Dope, San Francisco, California

2015   Artober Salon Fundraiser, 1078 Gallery, Chico, California

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

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

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

 

PUBLICATIONS

2019 Root Division (San Francisco, CA), MFA Now

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