I am a Minneapolis-based installation artist and photographer with a background in film studies. My work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Ireland and I am a recipient of the 2013 Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Next Step Grant. I am a full-time faculty member, teaching Art and Gender Studies at Century College in White Bear Lake, MN. In addition, I team-teach an interdisciplinary study abroad course at the Burren College of Art in County Clare, Ireland. My work will be included in the upcoming international exhibition Hybrid Ireland in County Donegal in 2016.
I use symbolically and historically potent words, imagery and objects to examine traditional and contemporary systems of communication, the distribution of information and notions of truth. I am particularly interested in the how various modes of relaying information impact our collective cultural understanding of the natural world. At the root of all my work is the co-constitutive relationship of the use of elements of landscape as metaphors in the depiction of human stories and how these depictions then (re)shape our ideas of our surroundings.