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Artist statement

My work interrogates coordinated uses of the body. Through performance, video, sculpture, and photography, I question the boundary between artist and athlete, challenging the internalized and gendered rules we use to give each meaning. My comfort with expression through exertion and prowess calls into association other binary distinctions such as man vs woman, as well as human vs animal. The necessary intensity of athletic coordination and training prompts an energetic and materially grounded practice, bringing to attention the tools and environments that contain and display performances of power, hierarchy, and endurance.

B I O

My work has been shown at South Bend Museum of Art, Chicago Artist Coalition, Western Exhibitions, Chicago; Union League Club, Chicago; Lithium Gallery, Chicago; Sullivan Galleries, Chicago; Cleve Carney Art Gallery, Glen Ellyn; Boardwalk Gallery, Los Angeles; Weingart Gallery, Los Angeles; and Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal. I have been awarded residencies at Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL, Acre Projects, Steuben, Wisconsin, and am currently a Hatch Projects Artist in Residence at Chicago Artists Coalition. I earned my BFA with cum laude honors from Occidental College and my MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I live and and work in Chicago, IL.