The Big Show – On View Now!


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


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


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



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


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


DiverseWorks’ Tiny Art Salon @ TX Contemporary Art Fair


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


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


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.



I am curating my first large exhibition at Lawndale Art Center titled Standpoints. It is a three-person group exhibition featuring Jeremiah Ariaz, Sandy Carson, and David Politzer. Standpoints focuses on people’s unique, variable experiences. We may all attend a concert, visit a national park, or read about the tales of cowboys and Indians, but how that information is processed and expressed can never have one truth. Everyone’s standpoint holds a different truth that is no more right or wrong than the next person.

In the parable of the blind men and an elephant, a group of blind men decide to touch an elephant to learn what it is through direct interaction. One man touches the elephant’s tusk, another touches its trunk; each man touches a different part of the elephant. When the blind men come together to describe the elephant, they all have vastly different interpretations of the elephant. While this parable varies in delivery throughout regions and time, the story always summates that one’s subjective experience can be true to them, but is still inherently limited since it can never account for everyone’s experience. It implies that we must be aware of other truths and must respect differing perspectives, an important message that still deeply resonates in today’s climate and an inspiration for this exhibition.

Please join me on Friday, March 11th at 6:00pm. I will be giving a short 5-minute talk about the exhibition and introducing the artists. There are four galleries in Lawndale Art Center as well as a sculpture garden and mural. The Lens Capsule will also be parked outside, exhibiting photos by Rick Custer.


Fotofest is upon us.


Many of you may know, I co-founded The Lens Capsule back in 2011 with artist, Emily Peacock. The Lens Capsule is an artist-run temporary exhibition space situated within a rental truck. We host mobile exhibitions biannually in conjunction with Fotofest. Out mission is to serve emerging Texas photographers and lens-based artists through exhibition and promotion. This allows maximum exposure for the artist by driving up to existing, well-attended art openings and community events. This is our third Fotofest season and we couldn’t be more excited with our lineup. We have artists Cobra McVey and Rick Custer this year. We are also hosting our first fundraiser called the Gram Grab. It will be a biannual print sale where everyone can donate an image through Instagram using the hashtag #TLCGramGrab2016. These prints will then be sold to benefit The Lens Capsule’s operating costs and add to our longterm goal of creating a permanent trailer-like Lens Capsule gallery that will be operational year round. I will post more on that in the near future. Please visit The Lens Capsule’s website at!