Bio

Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, I obtained my BFA in Studio Art at New York University (2014). I plan to begin my MFA in Studio: Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago this Autumn (2019).

Over the last six years, I have exhibited on four continents: North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. My first solo show, Night Light, took place in NYUAD's Project Space, as did my second solo show, people are birds with wings ingrown, whose title was inspired by Nichita Stănescu’s poem In Praise of People (2014-2015). I attended a residency at De Liceiras 18 in Porto, Portugal where I executed a three-week long performance creating an installation engulfing my bedroom, Tender Indifference, referencing Joseph Beuys’ I Like America and America Likes Me (2015). The following spring my third solo show, Floral Furnace, inspired by Nayyirah Waheed’s Flower work, took place in Ostrava, Czech Republic at Kalerie s čupr uměním Saigon (2016). I have traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, where I took part in the Water Tower Art Festival, creating an iteration of my safe space series in an abandoned train station, Nest, influenced by Susan Sontag’s A Place for Fantasy, Tracey Emin’s Everyone I Have Ever Slept With, and Louise Bourgeois' Lair (2016).

In my undergraduate career, I co-founded White Toy Box, an arts organization dedicated to transforming accessible spaces into creative meeting places (2014-present). During my time at NYU Abu Dhabi, I was a Fellow and then a Technical Specialist in Visual Arts with a specialization in Sculpture (2014-16). Upon returning to the States, I dedicated myself to nurturing the arts in my hometown by becoming the Community Ambassador Manager and then the Exhibitions Coordinator at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (2017-2018).