I am deeply interested in the photographic document, as well as, the culture of photography. Focused on the applications of photography that have traditionally existed outside the boundaries of art, 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 Society of the Spectacle, The Eastman Kodak Company, 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 Root Division, San Francisco, California, SJSU MFA Thesis Exhibition

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

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

 

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