I am an interdisciplinary artist from Southeast Texas specializing in lens-based media. Captivated by themes of pretense, imitation and falsehoods, I investigate these topics within the context of American history and contemporary society.
Through a range of media and disciplines, I continually build on a framework of altering, fragmenting, or isolating recognizable materials, actions, and symbols. I utilize the history and associations connected to source materials in order to recontextualize them and draw attention to the unfamiliar parts of familiar subjects. Comparably, I am drawn to photography and video because they inherently reflect and manipulate real life.
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 exhibit 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.