Artist Statement
Whether employing saunas and coffees shared, public monuments, or geological indexing as platforms for artistic discourse, I explore the interstitial spaces between objects and gestures. Through sculpture, installation, and social practice I challenge how physical space and value systems can both facilitate and frustrate communication and knowledge gathering. Through time both domestically and abroad I have developed a practice that is sensitive to and draws from my surroundings. I employ methodologies inherent in ethnographic engagement to research different cultural antecedents in an effort to understand environmental influences and adaptations, and where the politics of participation, agency, exchange, and policy take place.

I am fascinated by the post-knowledge, we-can-learn-everything-in-a-weekend mentalities that have become the aftermath of YouTube and online archives. In this vein of information democratization and deskilling, what does it really mean to be an expert and does that matter anymore? Through research, kinesthetic learning, action, and engagement my goal is to develop projects that complicate object ecologies, subvert function, queer orientations or subject-positions, and get to a place that is oblique or “more than the logic of.”


Education
2014 > 2017 UC San Diego. San Diego, California. Master of Fine Arts Candidate
2013 : Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. June > August. Madison, ME
2001 > 2005 : Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, Maryland. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting

Residencies / Fellowships
2014 : Santo Foundation Individual Artist Award
2012 / 2013 : Fulbright Fellow. Hungary
2012 : Fountainhead Residency. May and June. Miami, FL
2012 : Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside. January. Troy, NY
2011 : Arteles Creative Center. June and July. Hameenkyro, Finland
2005 : Fulbright Finalist. Italy

Exhibition History
2015 : Destabilizing Dystopia. dc3 Art Projects. Alberta, Canada
2015 : Failure ---> Progression. Des Lee Gallery, Washington University. St. Louis, MO
2014 : Interchange. The Galleries at Moore, Moore College of Art and Design. Philadelphia, PA
2014 : Tisztuló Ház/Cleaning House. Mamü Társaság. Budapest, Hungary
2013 : (Un)Comfortable Stand-ins (Solo Exhibition). Grizzly Grizzly. Philadelphia, PA
2013 : Smash and Grab. Locust Projects. Miami, FL
2013 : STANDARDS / UTILITY / FLAUNTING IT (Solo Exhibition). Skanzen Museum. Szentendre, Hungary
2012 : Earth | Body | Mind. Kathmandu International Art Festival. Siddhartha Arts Foundation. Kathmandu, Nepal
2012 : Constructed Ambiguity. City Without Walls. Newark, NJ
2012 : Kyllä Kyllä. Panepinto Gallery. Jersey City, NJ
2012 : Ritual Acts and Select Influences. CAC Gallery. Troy, NY
2011 : Other Possible Titles. Grizzly Grizzly. Philadelphia, PA
2011 : Washington Project for the Arts, Art Night. Hickok Cole Architecture Firm. Washington, DC
2011 : Exposed. The Creative Alliance. Baltimore, MD
2011 : City Walks. Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Helsinki, Finland
2011 : Trevor Amery and Kathryn Zazenski. Oksasenkatu11. Helsinki, Finland
2011 : Dinner Performance with Kathryn Zazenski. Ptarmigan. Tallinn, Estonia
2011 : The Act of Work (performance). Arteles Creative Center. Hameenkyro, Finland
2011 : Group Show. Arteles Creative Center. Hameenkyro, Finland
2011 : Hot Wood II. Gallery OK. Seattle, WA
2010 : The Smile Without the Cat. University of New Hampshire. Durham, NH
2010 : Higher Ed. Gallery OK. Seattle, WA
2008 : Breathing Space. Galerie Susan Nielsen. Paris, France
2007 : Art Copenhagen. Galerie Birthe Laursen. Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 : Dis-location (Solo Exhibition). Galerie Birthe Laursen. Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 : Art Herning. Galerie Birthe Laursen. Jutland, Denmark
2006 : Art Copenhagen. Galerie Birthe Laursen. Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 : Group Show. Galerie Birthe Laursen. Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 : 25th Anniversary Art Gala. Corcoran Museum. Washington DC
2006 : Art Benefit. Irvine Contemporary Art, NY, NY
2006 : Group Show. Irvine Contemporary Art. NY, NY
2006 : Art Helps. Benefit Auction. DCAC. Washington DC
2005 : Scope Miami. Irvine Contemporary Art. Miami, FL
2005 : Trevor Amery and Brian Mckee. Galerie Birthe Laursen. Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 : Hello Charm City. Gallery Imperato. Baltimore, MD
2005 : Introductions. Irvine Contemporary Art. Washington, DC
2005 : Material Air. 3south Gallery. Baltimore, MD
2005 : Awesome. 3south Gallery. Baltimore, MD

Curatorial Projects
2013 : BORDERS. Staycation Museum. Berlin, Germany

Press
2015 : Linnea West
2014 : make-space
2014 : Artblog
2013 : Philadelphia Weekly
2013 : Fidelio
2013 : 2paragraphs
2012 : Arteles Catalogue
2012 : Hyperallergic
2012 : New Jersey News
2012 : Maryland Institute College of Art News

Talks
2013 : Artist Lecture. College for Creative Studies. Detroit, Michigan
2012 : Artist Lecture. Hungarian Modern Museum. Pécs, Hungary
2012 : Pecha-Kucha. Kathmandu International Art Festival. Kathmandu, Nepal
2012 : Artist Lecture. University of Pécs. Szegszard, Hungary
2011 : Artist Lecture. Center of Contemporary Art. Tampere, Finland
2010 : Careers in the Arts Lecture. Troy Arts Center. Troy, New York