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Select drawings available at Pierogi Gallery:
155 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002

Select drawings available via Trestle Gallery's flat file program:
850 Third Avenue, Suite 411
Brooklyn, NY 11232


I make mixed media drawings and collages with materials including glass, paper, pens, and pencils. Although some of my imagery is totally abstract, my subject matter typically addresses current events and my personal history. In my newest series, I use colored pencil to layer streams of handwritten text across the paper, and then I contour the sentences with ink. This process disables the viewer’s ability to read the text. Instead the audience is presented with a thick web of gestural marks that only hint at narrative. The text itself is developed in a manner similar to writing in a journal—it is stream of consciousness writing that continues until the image is complete. With this process, I am trying to visualize a sense of overwhelm, frustration, or tension, while simultaneously evoking contemporary issues related to censorship, transparency, memory, and record-keeping. 


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Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education
M.A. Art Market Principles and Practices, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, 2014
B.A. Art History and Visual Arts, Fordham University, 2010

Selected Exhibitions
2018
Processing, Old Stone House, Brooklyn (forthcoming) 
Sequence, Bushwick Open Studios, Gowanus Swim Society Moving Truck, Brooklyn
Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself, Curated by Krista Saunders and Carolina Peñafiel, New Cigar Factory LIC, Brooklyn
Fridge Art Fair, NU Hotel, Brooklyn

2017
Trestle Art Benefit, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn
Gowanus Emeritus, 313 Butler Gallery, Brooklyn
Good-buy Gowanus, Gowanus Open Studios, Gowanus Swim Society Moving Truck, Brooklyn
Marked Urgent, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn

2016
Winter Art Benefit, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn
Tell Me More: Jen Dwyer, Natalie Fisk & Mary Negro, academic, Long Island City
Natural/Unnatural, Square Dot Plus Studio, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Art Space Salon, Curated by Krista Saunders, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn
ArtWorks, Presented by Arts Gowanus, Gowanus Loft, Brooklyn
BKLYN Design, Booth 29, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn Expo Center

2015
Winter Art Sale Benefit, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn
Necessary Construct, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn
ArtWorks, Presented by Arts Gowanus, Site:Brooklyn
Take II, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn

2014
GRAB BAG, Curated by Will Hutnick & Polly Shindler, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn
Winter Art Sale, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn
Arts Gowanus: Gowanus Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Submerged, September, Governors Island Art Fair, NY, NY
Brooklyn Art Space Summer Salon, Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn
betterArts Festival, Redwood, NY, Featured artist
Gowanus Swim Society pop-up show, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn
Spring Equinox, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn

Residencies
betterArts, June 2014, Redwood, NY, Featured artist

Curatorial Projects
Remains to Be Seen:
Meg Hitchcock, Michael Kukla, David Opdyke, Armita Raafat and Esther Ruiz 111 Front Street, Brooklyn
April 3 - April 23, 2014

Writing
The World isn’t a Monochrome: In the Studio with DeShawn Dumas, artcritical, 05/27/2013 The Color of Light: A Studio Visit with Greg Goldberg, artcritical, 04/13/2013
Holding Their Own: Suzan Frecon’s Works on Paper, artcritical, 02/20/2013
Jill Nathanson at Messineo Art Projects/Wyman Contemporary, artcritical, 12/05/2012

Professional Affiliations:
2012 - Present, Founding Member of GSS Art Collective
2012 - Present, Individual Member, American Alliance of Museums
2012 - 2017, Board Member, Trestle Gallery
2012 - 2015, Managing Director of Trestle Gallery (501c3)
2012 - 2015, Volunteer/Board Member, Arts Gowanus