Group Exhibition @ Gray Contemporary

01/01/2019

I am excited to be included in an upcoming group exhibition at Houston gallery, Gray Contemporary. I’ve been revisiting my soft sculpture lumps that I had started years earlier, changing the color palette and integrating other parts of bras to make them stronger artworks in the process. It’s always a wonderful feeling to be able to strengthen an idea from the past, and I can’t wait to display them. I am thankful to Gray Contemporary for including me in such a strong group show and can’t wait to see how all the artworks speak to each other in a single space. Come see with me!

January 19 – February 16, 2019
Opening Reception:
January 19, 6 – 8 pm

Holding Breath @ Aggregate Space Gallery

14/12/2018

I am pleased to announce that my video, You’d Look Prettier if You Smiled More, will be part of Aggregate Space Gallery’s exhibition, Holding Breath, this January! If you are in the San Francisco area between January 4th and February 2nd, please stop by Aggregate Space Gallery in Oakland, CA and see my video! Here is the text below:

Holding Breath

Sixth Annual Open Call for Works in Video

4 January – 2 February 2019

Aggregate Space Gallery is pleased to present this selection of video works from our annual open call for time-based media. For the 6th time, we intentionally chose to forgo a themed call so that a cohesive show may be discovered in the relationships between some of the 200+ submissions. This year, the works that stood out were all surreal depictions of personal struggle with outside forces, some via artist confessionals, and some presented more cryptically. The video pieces that will be playing concurrently within Holding Breath each contain one-sided conversations either with an implied partner or no-one at all, often relying on humor as a weapon to disarm the viewer from the frustrations, anxiety, and loneliness under the surface of each piece.

Opening Reception 4 January 6-10pm

Artists Talk 19 January 11 am

First Friday Event 1 February 5-8pm

The Big Show @ Lawndale Art Center

16/09/2018

My video, You’d Look Prettier if You Smiled More, is on view now through November 11th, 2018 as part of Lawndale Art Center’s 2018 Big Show. The Big Show is an open-call juried exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale. This year’s exhibition was juried by Evelyn C. Hankins, Senior Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

The Big Show 2018

25/08/2018

I am proud to be a participating artist in this year’s Big Show at Lawndale Art Center! The Big Show is always one of my favorite annual exhibitions and events in Houston and it’s an honor to be one of 50 artists out of 500 submissions to be selected by Evelyn C. Hankins, Senior Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and this year’s Big Show Juror.

Please join me on Saturday, September 15th, 6-9pm for The Big Show Opening!

If you are interested in supporting Lawndale Art Center and getting a sneak peek at The Big Show, tickets are available for The Big Show Preview Party on Thursday, September 13th, 7-9pm.

The Family of No Man

07/07/2018

I recently participated in The Family of No Man exhibition hosted by Cosmos Arles Books during Les Rencontres de la Photographie Arles 2018 in Arles, France. The statement for the exhibition says:

The Family of No Man is the culmination of an Open Call which has brought together 496 female and inter-gender artists all around the world working in the medium of photography. The aim of this radical curatorial proposition is to revisit Edward Steichen’s original Family of Man seminal exhibition and publication (1955), which, in their time, were described “as one of the most ambitious undertakings in an art museum”. Departing from the patterns and production modes of the original project, which in its time raised both appraisal and controversy, the FNM is conceived as an open-ended physical and virtual platform of how the world today is seen through non-male eyes. The participants’ works are displayed in a series of interactive outdoor and indoor installations while new images uploaded in real time on an online platform will enrich the selection during the Arles Cosmos week and culminate in books, talks and actions.

The Family of No Man project was curated by Brad Feuerhelm and Natasha Christia. To view the online platform that extends this project beyond a physical exhibition, please visit thefamilyofnoman.com.

 

 

Mayor Turner announced the first 26 winners of the newly launched grant program Support for Artists and Creative Individuals.

21/05/2018

I am excited to announce that I am one of 26 visual artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers and dancers awarded the newly created Support for Artists and Creative Individuals (SACI) Grant. I will be working with composer Joel Love to create a light and sound installation based on the evolution of the Christmas holiday season through one’s lifetime. We are using programmable LED Christmas lights and familiar Christmas instrumentation in new and unique ways that we can’t wait to share with you this holiday season thanks to Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston. Contact me through this website’s contact form if you would like to be added to the newsletter and kept up to date on the progress of this project when it is exhibited.

For the official press release, please follow this link:

Mayor Turner Announces Annual Awards to Artists and Creative Community

Solo Exhibition @ Art League Houston

20/02/2018

DiverseWorks’ Tiny Art Salon @ TX Contemporary Art Fair

04/10/2016

During the 2016 TX Contemporary Art Fair, DiverseWorks hosted a Tiny Art Salon out of their booth. They presented various artist-directed events throughout the fair. I was happy to participate in it through Emily Peacock’s Mini Talk Show. In talk show format (including cheesy 70’s walk-in music), Peacock called out one panelist at a time. She interviewed us individually, and then we debated a host of issues related to photography and other lens-based media. The panel included my husband Prince Thomas, as well as Jean Sebastien Boncy, Teresa Munisteri, and Drew Bacon. Thanks to Emily, Jennifer Gardner and DiverseWorks for creating such entertaining programming in conjunction with the TX Contemporary!

Public Art @ George R. Brown Convention Center

30/07/2016

I officially received my first public art commission through Houston First! It will be permanently installed in the George R. Brown convention center this Fall! I am utilizing a scanning electron microscope to magnify and scan in small pieces of welding spatter, metal casting spatter and metal shavings. I will then arrange all the scans to look like a space scape. I titled it Metallographic Cosmos. SSGraphics are printing the piece on durable matte wallpaper and installing it when my wall is finshed. I am beyond excited to have a permanent artwork on display that will be up during the 2017 Superbowl and all subsequent events. The image below is my proposal image. The artwork will look similar, but actually on a much larger scale. I have a total of 1,400 square feet to fill!

 

STANDPOINTS @ Lawndale Art Center

30/04/2016

I want to thank Lawndale Art Center for allowing me to curate my first large exhibition. I also want to thank Jeremiah Ariaz, Sandy Carson and David Politzer for participating and working diligently with me to present an engaging Fotofest show. All documentation photos courtesy of Lawndale Art Center.