• Picturing When - Artist Statement

    Before moving to Los Angeles, I hadn’t fully realized the visual presence that television and film would have in my life. While the same narratives are watched worldwide, here they are plastered on billboards and the sides of buildings. Through my paintings, which were previously limited to references from my childhood, I began to analyze the presence of television and film in this city. The emotions that television and film inspire in us are real and felt. When many of us respond to the same fictional characters and settings, they become common ground on which we can connect. In my small, devotional paintings, references to television and film reflect the intimacy one can feel when watching these fictional narratives. My meticulous marks with oil paint, a medium that has been used to immortalize icons and narratives for so long, allow these stills from moving pictures to be studied at a slow pace. While the light from a screen delivers the majority of stories today, common narratives have also been delivered by the light from a window. Stained glass both preserves and elevates its subjects. By painting billboards, film and television scenes, and Los Angeles streets in stained glass, I explore both the physicality of oil paint, which I layer, one transparent pigment at a time, and the roles that television and film play in our lives.


    EDUCATION

    Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, 2012
    MFA, Studio Art, Painting

    Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) 2009
    BFA, Painting Major, Art History Minor and Literature Minor
    Summa Cum Laude

    International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Italy 2007

    AWARDS

    Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Fellowship 2010 – 2011
    Mary Jane McIntire Fellowship 2010 – 2011
    Friends of Art Fellowship 2010 – 2011
    First Place Cash Prize, Pygmalion's Cool Yellow Juried Art Show 2011
    MICA Language and Literature Departmental Award 2009
    MICA Painting Departmental Recognition Award 2009
    MICA Dean’s List 2006 – 2009
    Rebecca and Joseph Meyerhoff Scholarship 2006 – 2009
    Trustee Scholarship 2006 – 2009
    Academic Honors Scholarship 2006 – 2009
    Third Congressional District Competition Winner 2006
    Gilman School Art Competition Winner 2006
    Bryn Mawr School Art Prize 2005

    EXHIBITIONS

    Small Works Group Show, Lora Schlesinger Gallery
    Santa Monica, CA 2016
    TV Dinner, Pretend Gallery
    Los Angeles, CA 2015
    Picturing When, Lora Schlesinger Gallery (Solo)
    Santa Monica, CA 2015
    Summer Group Show, Lora Schlesinger Gallery
    Santa Monica, CA 2013
    Our Extended Family, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University (Solo)
    Bloomington, IN 2012
    Breaking Boundaries, Fuller Projects Space, Indiana University
    Bloomington, IN 2011
    Magnitude 7, Manifest Gallery
    Cincinnati, OH 2011 – 2011
    Pygmalion's Cool Yellow Juried Art Show, Pygmalion's Art Supplies
    Award Winner (First Place Cash Prize)
    Bloomington, IN 2011
    Indiana University School of Fine Arts MFA Painting Show, SoFA Gallery
    Bloomington, IN 2011
    BFA Thesis Show, MICA
    Baltimore, MD 2010
    Disegno 3: Contemporary Undergraduate Drawing, MICA, Kansas City Art Institute, University of South Carolina
    Baltimore, MD
    Kansas City, MO
    Columbia, SC 2010 – 2010
    Small Works: Auction and Silent Auction, The Light Gallery
    Baltimore, MD 2009 – 2009
    First Annual Local Artists Exhibition, Definition Gallery
    Baltimore, MD 2009
    A Dozen Echoes, Definition Gallery
    Baltimore, MD 2008
    Group Exhibition, International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture
    Montecastello di Vibio, Umbria, Italy 2007
    Selected Paintings, Watermark Gallery
    Baltimore, MD 2006
    Congressional District Competition Winners Exhibition, Lincoln Tunnel
    Washington, DC 2005 – 2006

    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

    Director, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2012 - current
    Curator, Paint is a Thing, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2016
    Freelance Photo Editor, Lily Spindle, Los Angeles, CA, 2016
    Visiting Lecturer and Critic, Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 2015
    Visiting Lecturer, Harvard Westlake Middle School, Los angeles, CA, 2015
    Associate Instructor, Fundamentals Drawing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2011 - 2012
    Assistant for Art Dealer, Washington, DC, 2010
    Artist-In-Residence, Gilman School, Baltimore, MD, 2010
    Guest Speaker/Visiting Artist for AP Drawing Course at MICA, 2009
    Guest Speaker for AP Senior English Class at Bryn Mawr School, 2009
    Gallery Assistant for Definition Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2009
    Intern for Definition Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2008
    Representative of MICA Painting Department in the Annual MICA and University of Baltimore Leadership Retreat, 2008