I am interested in human beliefs, rituals, and traditions – how they are formed, how they change with time. Belief systems are central to the human condition and attachment to our beliefs often becomes more important than individual, critical thought. We fear the loss of our beliefs and cling to the notion that without them we will lose a part of our inherent selves. Within my work I closely examine my surroundings and pull to the surface the underlying questions behind commonly shared beliefs. I utilize photography as a tool to reconsider the constructive and destructive potential of an image. First glance or initial thought is not enough, we must always question what we see and what we believe.
“Photographic evidence” is not always true.
Do not believe what you see – do not believe what you believe.
Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 2010
Post Baccalaureate, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 2008
Bachelor of Science: Education, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
A3, Studio 110, Sausalito, CA 2012
Habitat: Explorations of Home and Shelter in Contemporary, Bank of Commerce, Lafayette CA 2011
What Matters Now, Groove 11, San Rafael, CA 2010
Tip of the Blade, Loft Gallery, SFMoMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010
Vernissage: San Francisco Art Institute MFA Thesis Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 2010
Continuing MFA Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2009
Re:form, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2009
in[ ]between, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2009
Quiet Spaces, SFMoMa Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2008
Marriage, Equality, Change, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA 2008
Post Baccalaureate Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2008
The Geography of Conflict; curated by: JD Beltran & Terri Cohn, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2008