Thus. Oil on canvas. 2019. 47.5” × 36” × 1.5”. Part one of a three-part series exploring color and abstraction. I started this series right when I started getting back into painting, after a long stint of creating only digital work. Growing up in an environment rooted in conformity and very specific metrics of success, I’ve internalized an emphasis on security and certainty above all else—the studio became a place where I could temporarily lose inhibitions and simply create without those mental constraints. Through abstraction, vibrant color palettes, and gesture, I gravitated toward painting solely through feeling, emotion, and inexplicable personal contentment with the ultimate product. The tangibility of this medium is a direct antithesis of my professional life within the digital world.
Thus. Oil on canvas. 2019. 50” × 36.25” × 1.375”. Part two of the three-part series exploring color and abstraction.
Thus. Oil on canvas. 2019. 47.5” × 36” × 1.5”. Part three of the three-part series exploring color and abstraction.
Dirty. Oil and charcoal on unstretched canvas. 2019. An exploration on coexistence of beauty and ugliness, this piece questions the definition of desirability. Abstracted figures of the female body are embedded into earthy colors and caked charcoal.
It's Not For You. Mixed media. 2018. Exhibited in List Art Center. It's Not For You was a two-person exhibition at List Art Center comprised of mixed media pieces surrounding ideas and concepts of body and self. We offered no other explanation—it's just for us.
Queries*. Mixed media. 2017. Exhibited in List Art Center. Queries* was a two-person exhibition at List Art Center. The installation included 60 individual comics (30 from either artist, made across the span of a month), each surrounding the concepts of queerness and questioning, as well as a video and sound piece. The comics surrounded our own personal emotions and feelings as two women and artists who had just started grappling with our own sexualities, whereas the video and audio pieces were created from interviews we conducted across the student body. Students signed up to answer a set of questions on the act of questioning themselves—we wanted to provide a space where individuals could rest in the grey area of transition, rather than forcing them to express their queer identity definitively. Find my 30 comics here, and press about the exhibit here.