My work is an ongoing exploration of the dialogue formed around resistance to expectation and perception. The space between wanting to divulge information and the refusal to converse is what frustrates me. My work discusses the confusion that develops within romantic, platonic, familial and social relationships influenced by macro-norms and how that translates into various forms of (mis)-communication. Sex, gender, politics, depression, fear, anger, love, loss and social strata become characters within each piece. I set out to document the gray areas in between and examine the rigorous paradigms of what we think we know about each other.
The work has developed from my own personal experiences and those of the people who immediately surround me. Judgment, expectation, and cultural rules play into the way we act in public or perceive each other in private. In no way do we fully comprehend what another is communicating to us, despite our efforts to understand. I catalogue how personal and social pressures influence the evolution of our ties to one another.
2011 TBA, Squeeze Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2010 Distancing the Gap Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Paramour’s Dilemma Cella Gallery, North Hollywood, CA
2008 Brooke Grucella Artillery Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
Searching for Sunsets Shadowbox Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Selected Recent Exhibitions
2010 Love Conquers All: Artists For Equality Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA
Two by Two Cella Gallery, North Hollywood, CA
Group Exhibition, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson AZ
Two Person Show with Lalo Cota, Pravus Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2009 Group Exhibition, 6 person show, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Old Skooin for the Children Invitational Show, Art Whino Gallery, Charcoal Studios, Miami, FL
Old Skooin for the Children Invitational Show, Art Whino Gallery, Alexandria, VA
17th Small Works Invitational Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2008 VENI VEDI VECI Juxtapoz Magazine Release Party, San Francisco, CA
Curated by: Pacific Art Collective; Hosted by: ARTNOWSF
La Femme Art Whino Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Huge Group Show Cannibal Flower Collective, Los Angeles, CA
March 2008 Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studios Press. Edition 013 -or- 014. Nov. 2010 Boston MA
Spotlight Interview, Time Publications, by Ian Hunthausen,
Strickbine Publishing World Headquarters. Issue ## Scottsdale, AZ.
Mental Shoes Online Webzine, by SG Collins, Postwar Media. Edition 014.
2010 Real, Natural, Unsustainable by Gregory Euclide, http://gregoryeuclide.com/.
2009 Further, Introduction essay for David Choong Lee, PP. 254-256. Publishers
Mars-1 and Sori Kim 2009
Masters of Fine Arts Degree, Intermedia,
School of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona