My practice involves finding a second gravity, a new relationship with the invisible forces that govern us. My primary tools are resistance, tension, friction – forces tied to gravity and contact, which help me agitate things into being to provoke sensation, discomfort, and surprise.

 

I often use casts of ready-mades as a starting point for improvisational constructions of bodily constriction and escape. The materials I’ve chosen are stand-ins for the heft and pliancy of flesh, the ballast of body weight, and the rigidity of the human form. These constructions act as a collection of counterpoints that involve the viewer in their struggle for equilibrium. The things I make want to levitate, to be released. Part of my role is to allow or forbid it.

b.1985, New York City
lives and works in New York City 

EDUCATION

2017-2019 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London 

2003-2007 BA Literature, Boston University

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019 Missed Connections, Skybridge Gallery, The New School, New York

2019 Quivering Horizons, curated by Stewart Hardie, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, UK

2019 The Odd Witness Launch (with Katarina Sylvan), St. Dunstan-in-the-East, London

2019 Tall Tales of the Kitchen Kelpies' Soup, RAW Labs, London

2019 Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London

2019 We can only have fun on certain days, The Warbling Collective, Stour Space, London

2019 so sweet and so cold, Hockney Gallery, London [solo]

2019 Look at the Mess You’ve Made (with Cat Robertson), Hockney Gallery, London

2019 Zoo, Hockney Gallery, London 

2018 Sleep and the Unconscious, 7 Wigmore Street, London 

2018 Supercult, Hockney Gallery, London

2018 GOP, Courtyard Gallery, London

2018 WIP Show, The Royal College of Art, London

2017 Double Pelican, Dyson Gallery, London

TEACHING AND TALKS

2019 Zabludowicz Collection - Workshop Leader

2018 UCA Farnham - Visiting Lecturer

2018 Hambidge Center - Artist Talk 

 

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2018 Gilbert Bayes Award for Sculpture

2018 Distinction for Dissertation, TONIC, Royal College of Art

2018 Hambidge Center Creative Fellow

2018 Villiers David Travel Award 

2016 Create Residency, led by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

2004-2007 Marion H. West Scholarship

PUBLICATIONS

2019 The Odd Witness (with Katarina Sylvan), Edition of 30

2019 “Knot”, Artandcrap Essay Series 

2018 Conversation with Lenka Clayton, The Pluralist, Issue 6 

2018 Conversation with Cathy Marston, The Pluralist, Issue 5 

2018 Conversation with Olivia Bax, The Pluralist, Issue 4 

2018 Conversation with Lavinia Greenlaw, The Pluralist, Issue 3