My artwork primarily consists of photographs with themes relating to identity. I often employ an element of self-portraiture and utilize autobiographical content; when I need a subject, I can always turn to myself. I find the act of art-making simultaneously masochistic and cathartic. The work I feel strongest about is the result of ruminating on unpleasant feelings or experiences. While this process can be painful, the act of expression helps me gain insight on those troubling situations
My current series of photographs, Post-Graduate Work, addresses what I like to call my “post-grad blues,” feelings of anxiety and inadequacy surrounding my life these past few years since moving beyond college. I like to think of the work as a series of public and private confessions. Captioned self-portraits serve as a record of my inner monologue. Colorful banners hung in public display negative all-encompassing thoughts. Whimsy through temporary tattoos, an illogical breeze, and homemade t-shirts attempt to lighten the mood; I want to be taken seriously without being perceived as complaining.
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2008: BFA, magna cum laude, Ball State University, College of Fine Arts
Major: Art, Photography
Minors: Art History, German
Honors College Diploma
2009-2010: professional development through the Photography Department at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Active Member of the Postcard Collective (www.postcardcollective.org)
Professional member of the Society for Photographic Education
Former Intern/Volunteer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Honorable Mention; Voyeurism and Intimacy: The Public/Private Divide in Photography, Rayko Gallery, San Francisco, California; Juror: Todd Hido
Awards of Merit; Minnetrista Juried Art Show and Sale; Muncie, IN
First Place Avocational Division; Minnetrista Juried Art Show and Sale; Muncie, IN
Outstanding Senior Award: Ball State University, Art Department
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