My work centers around the human need for emotional scaffolding and the various methods we employ to cope with that which is out of our control, whether it be religion, self-help books and slogans, support groups, psychiatric medication, or plain distraction. My process is a mixture of sculpture, photography, video and performance, using personal narrative as the basis for the work.
36,835 is a photograph taken at the end of a nine hour and forty minute durational performance in which I counted the number of psychiatric pills I had taken since a misdiagnosis at the age of 19. I am currently involved in a project exploring the profusion of mood-altering prescription medications in the lives of young women. I shoot with film, using large and medium format cameras and print the images digitally.
born: 1975, Englewood, New Jersey
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 2013
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Photojournalism Certificate Program, 2007
Montclair State University, BA, 1999
President's Research Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Photography Scholarship, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
3200k, Issue #1; Boston, MA, 2012
selected group shows
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Persistence of Vision, Boston, MA, 2012
Studio 216, Corporeal Constructions, Boston, MA, 2012
William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Whistling Past the Freedom Trail, Boston, MA, 2011
Huret and Spector Gallery, Next Generation IV, Boston, MA, 2010