Artist Statement

I am fascinated by children, their development into adults and the ensuing implications of religion, social constructs, and intrinsic human nature. This fascination drives me to better grasp the metamorphosis into adulthood. I also delve into other related themes of childhood, such as the nature of innocence, corruption, growth, anthropomorphism and wonder.

I utilize the human figure and  iconography commonly used in children’s stories to create moments of arrested narratives. A fanciful scenario. These narratives function as allegories, a “frieze” possessing a cherubic creepiness that places the viewer in a state of unease. This uncanny feeling will feasibly allow the viewer to rethink elements of their own upbringing and what it is to become a person.


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Education

2017    BFA, Ceramics - Maine College of Art - Portland, Maine

Awards

2016    Honorable Mention, 2016 Merit Show - Maine College of Art - Portland, Maine

2013    Cumberland Community Art Award - Greely High School - Cumberland, Maine   

Professional Activities

2017    To Play or Not to Play Design Workshop, Gothenburg Design Festival,      Gothenburg Sweden

2016    New Yorker Cartoon Workshop, Bob Mankoff and Emily Flake, Portland Maine

               MECA Holiday Sale, Maine College of Art - Portland Maine

2015    MECA Holiday Sale, Maine College of Art - Portland, Maine

Group Exhibitions

2017     MECA BFA Thesis Exhibition, Maine College of Art, Portland Maine

                Forming Distinctions: Expanding the Ceramic Dialog, Zand Head Gallery,    Portland Maine

2016    Merit Show, Maine College of Art, Portland Maine  

            BFA Show, Maine College of Art, Portland Maine

2015    Merit Show, Maine College of Art, Portland Maine

            BFA Show, Maine College of Art, Portland Maine

            Performance Feast, Artists At Work Gallery, Portland Maine

2014    Merit Show, Maine College of Art, Portland Maine  

              BFA Show, Maine College of Art, Portland Maine

2013    BFA Show, Maine College of Art, Portland Maine