Sculptural drawing based installations extend drawing from the paper and wall to physical and virtual space.
Looking at loss and retention of identity through translation, transition and transformation, I draw forms (with scissors or through other manipulation) from something recognizable that carries its own history and activate these forms anew in sculptural drawing-based installations in different physical spaces. I capture and translate these installations as photographic images that can stand alone as images and are also cycled into fresh installation.
The manifestations of the forms evolve through recombination and interaction with new physical environments -- a non-linear narrative, an ongoing dialogue. Perceptions shift between "drawings" "sculptures" and between "representation" and material "object.
Artist Bio / CV
I graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002, concentrating in animation, painting and printmaking. I have a BS in Materials Science & Engineering from Northwestern University.
- To Locate Again: to establish in a new place, Finestra Art Space, Fine Arts Building, Chicago (2009)
- Inspiration in Andersonville, Swedish American Musuem (2008) (Chicago Artist Month Featured Artist)
- Chicago Looks,a curated portrait exhibit along Chicago's Riverwak (2009-2010).
- Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for A Cooler Planet, Chicago, IL, June - Sept. 2007 (Public Art Project)(Invited)
- Perish Into Being: A Graphite Installation, Caro D’Offay Gallery, Chicago, IL, Aug. – Oct. 2006 (Solo)
- #510: If the Shoe Fits…, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Mar. – Apr. 2006 (Installation)(Jurors: Michael Miller, Susannah Kite Strang, Lisa Hochtritt).
Residencies and awards include: New American Paintings #101, The City of Chicago Open Studios Program Residency; The Center For Books and Paper Arts Residency, Columbia College Chicago; The Ragdale Foundation, Residency in Visual Arts; Community Arts Assistance Program grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council; Artist in Residence with the Cliffdwellers Club Chicago and an award from Nippon Steel USA.
My work is in the permanent collection of the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and The Center For Books and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago.