I am a material artist whose sculptures, tableaux, and installations are centered around a study of scientific reason and the power of belief. I experiment with properties and functionality of materials to solve design problems, formal aesthetics, and conceptual stances. My interest in materials as it pertains to science, exploration of process and duration, chance and unpredictability stem from my training and education in the ceramic discipline.
I earned an MFA in Ceramics from Kent State University and a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Hawai`i. I have received grants and residencies from, Artpace -San Antonio, The European Ceramic Work Center-Netherlands, The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen -China, The Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin -Germany sponsored by The Contemporary at Blue Star -San Antonio, Artist Foundation Visual Arts Grant -San Antonio, and the Teaching Artist Cohort Grant awarded by The Center for Craft -Asheville. I currently live and work in Phoenix, Arizona where my practice consists of exhibition work, public art with my collaborative team, and teaching at Arizona State University.
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