Artist Statement

Within found objects I am intrigued to discover hidden stories and to divulge the unseen and overlooked. Concurrently, my fascination is fueled by a passion for material exploration as well as formal inquiries surrounding architectural space and large-scale installation. Environment and social engagement are significant threads in my art practice, which I have explored in the past through community-based art projects.

Artist Bio

b. 1987, New York, NY.

CV

Grants, Awards, & Residencies
  • 2016.          ComPeung Artist Residency, Doi Saket, Thailand
  • 2014-16.     A Place of Her Own, Artist Residency, Curatorial Commons Residency
  • 2014.          John & Marilyn Kehoe Scholarship Award, UGA, Cortona Studies Abroad Program
  • 2009-11.     Open Circle Foundation Grants, HEARTH Community Art Garden Project
  • 2008.          CCA Center for Art and Public Life, Student Grants Program, Visible Voices
  • 2008.          Excellence in Student Leadership Award for Outstanding Mentor, CCA
  • 2007.          Bernard Osher Foundation, Student Grant, Summer Study Abroad Program, CCA
  • 2005-9.       Osher Scholar at California College of the Arts
Installations & Selected Exhibitions
  • 2016.         “inSITExperiment,” Installation at ComPeung Artist Residency, Doi Saket, Thailand
  • 2016.         “Transformation,” Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, CA
  • 2016.         “Aesthetic Blitz,” The Sequoias Rotunda Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2014-16.    “A Place Of Her Own,” Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Bryant Street Studios, SOMArts Cultural Center,       & I-Hotel Manilatown, San Francisco, CA
  • 2015.         “APAture 2015,” Kearny Street Workshop, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2015.         “Hungry Ghosts,” I-Hotel Manilatown, San Francisco, CA
  • 2014-15.    “La Mostra,” Palazzo Vagnotti, Cortona (AR), Italy, & Lamar Dodd School of Art, UGA, Athens, GA
  • 2014.         “Sculpture in the Garden,” The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA
  • 2013.         “underCurrents & the Quest for Space,” SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
  • 2012.         “LAUNCH 2012,” MARRS & Landmark Buildings, Sacramento, CA
  • 2011.         “HEARTH Community Art Garden Project,” Installations at Lincoln Elementary, Bridges Academy at Melrose, & Laney College’s Edible Garden, Oakland, CA
  • 2010.         “What Matters Now,” Groove 11, San Rafael, CA
  • 2010.         “The Garden Show,” Modern Eden Gallery & Studio, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009.         “SF Open Studios,” Featured Artist for ArtSeed, Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009.         “The Future We Leave Behind Now,” The Center Gallery, CCA Community Arts BFA Solo Exhibition, Oakland, CA. Permanent Installation at Thoreau Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009.         “Visible Voices,” Installation at CCA’s Center for Art & Public Life, Oakland, CA
  • 2008.         “Desafío Qutür,” Installation at SubMission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008.         “What’s the Big Idea? Identity Shift,” YBCA’s Room for Big Ideas, San Francisco, CA
Selected Professional Experience
  • 2013-16.     Gateway Learning Group, Senior Behavior Technician, Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • 2012-13.     PACE, Behavior Tutor, ABA therapy for children with ASD, Redwood City, CA
  • 2012.          San Francisco Recreation & Parks, Recreation Leader for children with ASD, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011.          Bay Area Community Resources, Teaching Artist, Lakeshore Elementary, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010.          NEA Case Study on National Cultural Arts Community Based Organizations, Research Assistant
  • 2009-11.     HEARTH Project, Grant Writer, Project Director, & Resident Teaching Artist, Bridges Academy at Melrose & Lincoln Elementary, Oakland, CA
  • 2009-10.     Leola M. Havard EES, ArtSeed Teaching Artist, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008.          San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center, Teaching Artist, San Francisco, CA
Education & Certifications
  • 2005-9.     California College of the Arts, BFA in Community Arts, Concentration in Sculpture, Certification of Art Education SMART Program, Graduated with High Distinction
  • 2014.        University of Georgia, Cortona Studies Abroad Program in Italy, Graduate coursework in Fine Art
  • 2016.        Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Registered Behavior Technician

Categories

  • Visual Arts
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Hapa/Multiracial
  • Installation
  • Landscape
  • Photography
  • Sculpture