I am a Chicago-based artist who primarily uses photography, text, ephemeral arrangements, and a site-responsive approach to address the reciprocal relationship between the built environment and the status quo. Exploring both physical and digital methods of place-making and the ideological, and often invisible structures on which they rest, my works reframe architectural spaces as living entities that are continuously reshaped by a complex set of economic, political and social demands and failures. Harnessing this perspective, I treat each built structure as a body of the present through which the relationships between the past and future can be actively re-envisioned and alternative propositions be made.
My works have been featured at White Columns, Thierry Goldberg, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Sunroom at Wave Hill, and Momenta Art, among other venues in New York. I also have shown nationally and internationally including at Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House at Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst (IL), Vox Populi, Philadelphia; Workspace, and Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, both Los Angeles; Inés Barrenechea Gallery, Madrid; Contemporary Art Center, Bretigny; Croxhapox, Ghent; 5533 Space, Istanbul; Gallery Obiger, Kunstraum Bethanien, Loop Gallery, and Stedefreund, all Berlin.
I have been awarded a New York studio grant by the Federal State of Berlin / Germany, a research and travel grant from the Jerome Foundation, a project grant from the Puffin Foundation and most recently a year-long grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. I also have been a fellow at MacDowell, participated in residencies at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council‘s Workspace and Process Space programs, and was invited into a photo residency at Latitude, Chicago. In 2019 I received exhibition support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies, the Goethe Institut and the BDI for my experimental work at Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House.
I am also the founding editor of Plot.online, a platform dedicated to the narrative networks of images.
The Wall Street Project - A long-term study (website in progress)
TWSP - A Notebook (Instagram)
150 South Cottage Hill Ave - Material collection from my re-occupation of Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House (website)
Sterling Music Room - Material collection from a year-long salon in my Brooklyn apartment (website)
Plot.online (editorial website)