I am a socially-engaged artist and educator thinking about how people learn what they know. As an artist, I explore information collection, opinion devising, and knowledge production as topics, and I often question the standards for education set forth by institutions. I mentor graduate students at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, work as a Program Manager at the King School Museum of Contemporary Art, and teach social practice, publication production, and research for designers at Portland State University's (PSU) School of Art + Design.
Since 2014, I’ve established two Artist in Residence (AIR) programs inside university Housing and Residence Life departments—the first as a graduate student at PSU where I lived for three years as the inaugural AIR, helping to shape the program in negotiation and cooperation with the housing administration. After this I moved to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where I served as the inaugural AIR in 2017-2018 working in collaboration with the College of Visual and Performing Art to design a residency in their Housing and Residence Education department. The program at UMass Dartmouth is moving into its third year, and invited artists receive a salary, project budget, free apartment in the residence halls, and the freedom to design a socially-engaged project of their own. I’m currently the 2019 Artist in Residence at Lewis & Clark College’s Hoffman Gallery.
I earned an MFA in Art and Social Practice at PSU (2017) and hold a BA in Anthropology with a concentration in Public Archaeology from New College of Florida (2012).
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