Minnesota Mean: Participatory Work @ MCAD

Part of The Twin Cities Takeover, Minnesota Mean: The Students Take Measure is a student exhibition of activist work on display in the Main Gallery from January 16th to March 6th.

On February 22nd, two of my participatory works will be installed, Untitled (Sexuality as Identity) and Untitled (Perpetuating the Cycle), a new piece proposed specifically for this show.

I invite you to stop into MCAD before March 6th to interact directly with these works as I confront and question our contributions to rape culture in the United States.

There is a revolving schedule of work and performances throughout this entire time frame to experience as well!



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MCAD Art Sale 2015: November 19 – 21

The annual art sale at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design is just over a week away!

Students and alumni will have work for sale from a wide array of disciplines.

Follow the link below for tickets and to preview the art work:

I will have work available from the past couple years, including recently updated additions to the Chaos in Nature collection, VII & VIII.

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MCAD Week 1 + Meeting Waters

The incredible amount of advice, opportunity, diversity of practices, and level of expectation thus far at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design is just what I was looking for in a Master’s program.

I am proud to have made it through my first week with my mental health intact!
Already I am hoarding a few books from the library to dissect and inform my practice (which is already changing).

The challenge will be mostly in choosing my focus out of the many themes I am passionate about and utilizing MCAD’s resources to grow exponentially intellectually and as an artist in the next two years.



Thank you so much to everyone that was able to stop by to see the opening of Meeting Waters: 2015 MFA Fall Exhibition. We had a great turnout for the MFA showcase; a journey with live performances, paintings, drawings, printmaking, installation, conceptual, films, etc! As a first year in the program, I was blown away by the level of execution and subject matter of my fellow studio mates’ work.



We have open gallery hours this weekend to catch the show before it comes down Sunday night!

MCAD Whittier Gallery
2840 S Grand Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, 8/29 from 12-6
Sunday, 8/30 from 12-4


Chaos in Nature VII & VIII

Thank you for your support!


The Meeting Waters: MCAD MFA Exhibition


Opening Friday, August 28th from 6 to 9 pm at the Whittier Gallery, The Meeting Waters is an exhibition of the students of the MFA program at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design!

Exploring the theme of ‘transition’ has been invigorating as I prepare to move to Minneapolis, strengthen friendships, say goodbye to family, and welcome the vulnerability of new meetings.

The above paintings are works in progress, utilizing colors as moods and lines as connections.

Look for more updates on the show and the trip to MN.

Thank you as always for your support!

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Adopt Art Omaha: The Dog Show @ RNG Gallery tonight!

The Dog Show is an exhibit featuring interpretations of Banksy the dog by an incredible amount of local artists from all ranges of their career.

Here’s a small sample:

Bart Vargas, Watie White, Stephen Kavanaugh, Courtney Porto Kenny, Sarah Rowe, Kim Darling, Ryan Haralson, Linda Hatfield, Sam White, Nadia Shinkunas, Emma Reker, William Holland, Erin Blayney, Joel Damon, Nolan Treadway, Reggie LeFlore, Anthony Deon Brown, Dan Crane, Will Anderson, and Jeff King.

I am honored to have a piece on display as well!

Tonight from 6 – 9 pm, meet the artists!
Tomorrow from 9 am – 2pm, have an incredible breakfast at Dixie Quicks and catch them the dogs together for the last time.

At the end of June, the dogs will be hidden around Omaha and Council Bluffs to be found by new owners. Scavenger hunt clues will be available through the Adopt Art Omaha Facebook and Twitter to find your own lovable new work.

The mission of Adopt Art Omaha is to encourage an appreciation and understanding of art in Nebraska and beyond.


Fundraiser Update: Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to read my story, and to those that have donated so far! Check out the page for a sample of work available at the $30 donation level.


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Let’s Go 2015! – Exhibitions, MFA Applications, and Linework

As the deadlines approach for the four MFA program contenders, 2015 has so far been full of tweaking images and personal statements. Although there is no guarantee that I will make it into one of these programs for Fall, the process itself has given me so much more insight into the direction of my work and goals for this year.

Keep an eye out for new exhibitions in February and March, the latter of which will a showcase of brand new paintings alongside the talented local artists Andrew Gustafson and Gerardo Vasquez.

Below is a peak at recently finished works!

Thank you for all of your support and Happy New Year!

Winter (Day II)

Winter (Day II), the 6th painting in a series of Winter inspired diptychs on panel

Chaos in Nature series

Chaos in Nature series (III, IV, and I respectively) on display outside of our Studio 220 at the Hot Shops Art Center