I approach my work with an interest in information displacement. For instance, I might start with a page from National Geographic and then gradually erase information while preserving selected fragments of the original content. I expose a picture’s hidden violence, raw emotion, and uncanny sensibility. In doing so, I disrupt the illusion of straightforward reportage with ambiguity and contradiction, making a purely literal interpretation impossible.
Artist Bio / CV
2008 M.F.A., University of Texas at Austin.
2001 B.F.A., University of Colorado at Boulder.
2010 Gallery 533, group show, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 MFA Thesis Exhibition - XIII, The Visual Arts Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
2006 Deconstructing War, The Al Kahf Gallery, The International Center of Bethlehem, Palestine;
The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah, Palestine.
Baker's Dozen, Blue Star, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX.
SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS
2007 M. K. Hage Endowed Scholarship.
John Guerin Centennial Endowed Scholarship.
2006 Carol Chiles Ballard Endowed Presidential Scholarship.
Marshall F. Wells Fellowship.
2009 The Dig, Rim Rock, CA. With Santiago Forero.
The Conflict of Viewing, The Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA. With Pim Kersten.
Fancy Music, Rodeo Drive, Los Angles, CA. With Santiago Forero.
2008 Masters of None, Culver City Gallery District, Los Angeles, CA. With Pim Kersten.
This is the Police, Austin, TX.
2006 Quiz Trivia Show, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
2000 Kill Your Television, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO.