Observing Americans being consumed by personal devices triggered my plunge into art-making, writing, researching, and theorizing on the subject. Fascinated with the colors of the night and fueled by deep concern for authenticity, my need to draw attention to the familiar continues.
Delving into this at the start I was mainly concerned with young people's development, addressing the implications of their screens taking precedence over eye contact. It quickly became obvious that the rapid pace at which we are allowing technology to replace real life experiences and interactions between human beings is an issue on a much broader scale. While a satiric image of the future lingers in my mind as a world full of robots, the present has become quite overwhelming in itself.
We are surrounded by noise. The unexpected, often clearest moments are missed when time is viewed as something to be filled. At what cost are we giving in to the demand to be more "connected"?
born: 1987, Dayton, Ohio
Art Academy of Cincinnati, BFA, 2011
3rd Place, The View, Rosewood Gallery, 2012
Art Academy of Cincinnati Writing Award, 2010
3rd Place in The League For Innovation, 2008
Social Justice Begins in the Womb by Bryan Kemper, all photographs throughout whole book, 2010
selected group shows
together we are more than one person, Convergys Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2011
Response to Shilpa Gupta, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2010
miseENscenic, Creative Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2010
The Sideshow III, the Merc, Dayton, OH, 2008