Artist Statement

When I was born, my great grandmother Ida crocheted a blanket for me. When she died, she was buried with a pillow I made for her. We come full circle. Like crochet, we work in the round, following each other’s paths, eyes and hands tracing the same small, meditative motions that came before. I pick up the stitch where my great grandmother left off.

 

Through a process of meditative repetition, I work stitch after stitch of delicate crochet, forming it into a chain of lace, a granny square, or a thousand butterflies. In my light-based works, this accumulation of detail is diffused through pure light into intricate geometric shadows that shift and dissolve, creating patterns that can only occur through a sheer veil of transparency — a boundary as thin but tangible as the border between life and death. In my paintings, this kaleidoscopic effect is flattened into vibrant layers of pattern and narrative; in my video work, it becomes an infinite loop of composition and decomposition. Through this hybridization of the generational tradition of crochet with image, electricity and motion, I establish experiential signifiers for the beauty of mortality.

 

There is no machine that can replicate handmade crochet. It stands apart from other applications of fiber arts as innately biological. It is the single most effective method for modeling hyperbolic geometry, the process by which cells replicate into ever-expanding layers, folding and curling into kelp, coral reefs, and perhaps, some speculate, the very shape of our universe. It is through this gradual process of overlapping that I come to code and recode, catching my breath only to have it taken away again.

E X P E R I E N C E

Gallery Assistant and Director of Public Relations

Sulfur Studios | Savannah, GA | 2020 - Present

 

Studio Assistant 

Rachel Mica Weiss Studio | Pittsburgh, PA | 2018 - 2020

 

Print Department Extern

Carnegie Mellon University School of Art | Pittsburgh, PA | 2018 - 2019

Teaching Assistant and Studio Monitor

Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Program | Pittsburgh, PA | 2018

 

Graphic Designer and Glass Etcher

Specialty Etching Shoppe (Formerly Etched in Glass, Inc.) | Gibsonia, PA | 2015 - 2019 (Seasonal)

 

Artist Intern

Aimee Manion Studio | Cranberry, PA | 2015 - 2017

 

E D U C A T I O N

 

 

M.F.A. Candidate in Painting

Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, GA | 2019 - Present

B.F.A. in Art, Minor in Professional Writing

Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, PA | 2014 - 2018

Study Abroad: Advanced Liberal Arts

CIEE and University of Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain | 2017

E X H I B I T I O N S

2021 | Simulacra

National Juried Exhibition | Sulfur Studios | Savannah, GA

2021 | Summer in the City

Supporter Exhibition | Sulfur Studios | Savannah, GA

2021 | Awigami International Miniature Print Exhibition 

Awigami, Inbe Art Space | Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima, Japan

 

 

2021 | Alexander Ink Print Exhibition 

Alexander Hall, Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, GA

 

2021 | SCAD Open Studio

Hosted virtually by Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, GA

 

2020 | Curator: In Place

Co-curated with Shaye Garrigan at Sulfur Studios | Savannah, GA

 

2020 | White Elephant VI

Sulfur Studios | Savannah, GA

 

2020 | SCAD Open Studio

Hosted Virtually by Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, GA

 

2019 | Adivine

The Loft Gallery | Savannah, GA

 

 

2019 | SCAD Open Studio

Alexander Hall, Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, GA

 

2018 | Metamorphosis

Percolate Gallery | Pittsburgh, PA

 

2018 | Family Meeting

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts | Pittsburgh, PA

 

2018 | Senior Exhibition: dot.gov 

Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, PA

 

2018 | Solo Exhibition: In Loving Memory

Ellis Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, PA

 

2018 | Solo Exhibition: Messy

Ellis Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, PA

 

2017 | 15MinutesArt

Duolingo East Liberty Storefront | Pittsburgh, PA