About

 

My work investigates interpersonal relationships and the languages we create and adapt to communicate.  Combining drawing, text and performance, I interpret the visual, verbal and felt senses that allow us to understand our emotional experiences. My multi-disciplinary projects concern memory, the poetics of the fragment, hand-written stream of consciousness and exaggerated contrasts of light and shadow.  

After graduating from Bard College with degrees in Art History and Latin American Iberian Studies, I moved home to my native Long Island to save money, and after a year and a half of bartending and waiting tables I bought a one-way ticket to Barcelona.  In the six years I lived there, I fronted an all-male ukulele band, performed my choreography on the world-renowned stage of Palau de la Musica Catalana, was a regular guest on two major talk-radio programs on art and culture, and received my Masters degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona.  (I also ate a lot of pork and shellfish, despite my "kosher-style" upbringing.)

I returned to New York in 2012.  I fuse my own art practice with community building and process-based learning. I am currently an Artist in Residence with ArtWorks, the Naomi Cohain Foundation, and am co-founder of Diglosis, a collaborative art work-study program for local teens.  When not making things alone or with NYC youth, I am likely performing with the femme fatale rock performance collective HUFF THIS! .

EDUCATION

2009 MFA, Art Production and Research, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

2004 BA, Art History, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

SOLO EXHIBITS

2016 Repertoire of Hypothetical Agreements, La Atómica Gallery, Valladolid, Spain

2013 Sexsee Fantasee, Sala Gratx, Barcelona, Spain

2009 Ketubah – family contracts, La Capella Center for Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain

2008 Touch, Escola DaVinci, Barcelona, Spain

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS AND FESTIVALS

2015 The Everlasting Manual Electric Show, Brooklyn, New York

2015 Poseidon’s Children, BK Airspace, Brooklyn, New York

2013 Drisha Art Fellowship show, JCC Manhattan, New York

2010 Contextos intermedios, Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain

2010 Festival Mil.leni, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona, Spain

2009 Chicago Fringe Artist Night, The Red Tape Theatre, Chicago

2009 As She Is, Gracia Arts Project, Barcelona, Spain

2008 FemArt, La Casa Elizalde, Barcelona, Spain

RESIDENCIES

2016 Experimentem amb l'Art, Barcelona, Spain

2013 Drisha Arts Fellowship, Drisha Institute, New York, NY

2010 Hangar Centre for Audiovisual Production