I am an interdisciplinary artist from Southeast Texas specializing in lens-based media. Captivated by disconcerting themes of pretense, imitation and falsehoods, I am interested in unearthing and examining these topics within American culture and society. With a concept-driven mindset, I tailor my creative process to each distinctive project. Whether it be craft-inspired sculpture, a digital media installation or straight photography, I aim to evoke a similar uncomfortable, strangely familiar experience that I feel when initially inspired by a particular subject. This is the reason I am consistently drawn to photography and video. I love their uncanny ability to simultaneously reflect and manipulate reality.
After earning a BFA in studio art with minors in dance and art history from Lamar University, I completed my MFA in photography and digital media at the University of Houston. I am currently a Lecturer at Sam Houston State University in the College of Arts & Media. I am a 2021 The Idea Fund awardee and a 2018 recipient of Houston Arts Alliance’s SACI and Let Creativity Happen grants. My art is on permanent view at the George R. Brown Convention Center through Houston’s public art collection. I have exhibited nationally and internationally, with recent exhibitions at the Galveston Arts Center in Galveston, TX, Aggregate Space Gallery in Oakland, CA, Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and CICA Museum in South Korea.