Identity as a Survivor: Trauma, Memory & Therapy

Heading into vital time for my graduate studies in between semesters this summer, I was at a point of conflict with my practice:  how to respond to the urgency and pervasiveness of sexual assault in the United States and what material form, if any, would it take? Although there was a definite progression in the participatory […]

MFA Candidacy Evaluations & Reflection

I spent the weekend away in Chicago to kick off “Spring Break” to evaluate how my work is progressing and how it correlates with my research.  In about 5 weeks, my 1st year peers and I will be reviewed for MFA candidacy.  Are we prepared to enter year 2 and prepare for graduation/professional careers? This mid-term review […]

Goals & Skepticism – 2016

Although it is a reality that I have the rest of my life to enact change, there is a great pressure to achieve greatness during the next year and a half while I attend grad school. As I read articles and books aligned with and against my viewpoints, that pressure has become a wall.  I continue […]

MCAD Week 2: GA + Where is my Brain?

This week, I began my Graduate Assistantship with the Minneapolis College of Art & Design as part of the Sustainability Environmental Action Committee (SEAC) to “reduce energy and waste, promote conservation, and decrease MCAD’s impact on the environment”.  In the cafeteria are bins not only for trash, but for recycling and composting as well! I […]

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 […]

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, […]

< 28 Hours Left to Contribute!

Please consider making a donation (big or small) to help support this incredible journey to MN to pursue an MFA. There are paintings still available for your generosity and support: 6/10 paintings for $30 2/3 framed drawings for $50 Strata (4×4 oil on canvas) for $500 Follow the link to donate to my fundraiser, In […]