ARTIST STATEMENT


My work traces the intersection of voyeurism and violence across myth building media infrastructures. Through a self-reflective process using photographic installation materials, I investigate systems of representation. My productions with the camera bring together interviews, photographic portraits, and immersive installations to trace the ritualization of image-making as an embodied performance of collective mythologies and desires.



EDUCATION

2020 - 2022  MFA Studio Art, Photography, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States

2016 - 2019  BFA Studio Art, Photography Program, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada

2011 - 2013   Classical and Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota Honors Program, Minneapolis, United States
                    (Transferred to Concordia University)



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

2021- 2022   Parlor Room Visiting Artist Program Co-curator, SAIC Photography, Chicago

2021 - 2022  Production Assistant, Jonas Becker Studios

2021 - 2021   Social Media Graduate Assistant, SAIC Photography Department, Chicago 

2021 - 2021   Graduate Curatorial Assistant, SAIC Galleries, Chicago, Chicago

2020 - 2022  Teaching Assistant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2020 - 2020  Research Assistant, Black Athena Collective, Chicago

2018 - 2019   President of the Concordia Photography Collective, Montréal, Canada

2017 - 2018   Board member & Representative, Concordia Photography Collective, Montréal, Canada

2013 - 2016   Photography instructor and Darkroom Director, Forest Lake Camp, New York, United States



AWARDS & GRANTS

2022  Graduating Student Leadership Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2022 On the Way Out Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Student Government

2022  CMYKinda full-tuition workshop scholarship, The Univeristy of Missouri School of Visual Arts Riso Room

2021  James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2021  School of the Art Insitute of Chicago Incentive Scholarship

2019  Fine Arts Student Alliance Individual Project Grant, Concordia University

2013  Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program grant, University of Minnesota

2012  College of Liberal Arts Freshman Research Award, University of Minnesota 

2011   The Charles and Myrtle Stroud II Academic Scholarship

2011   American Red Cross Volunteer Scholarship



GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021   MFA Show, SAIC Galleries, Chicago, United States

2021   Out of Place Billboard Exhibition, Habibi House, Chicago, United States

2019    Concordia Photography Department Vitrine, Montréal, Canada

2018    Soir Festival, Ausgang, Montréal, Canada

2018    Aye Mag 3e Édition, La Factry, Montréal, Canada

2018    “No Chill”, IMCA Collective, Visite Collective, Montréal, Canada

2017    McGill Photographic Society Annual Exhibition, Montréal, Canada

2014    Ely Art Walk, Minnesota, United States



CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2019    The Waste Land exhibition, co-curation for Concordia Photography Collective, Centre des arts actuels Skol

2019    On a Scale of 1 - 10 exhibition, co-organization for Concordia Photography Collective in partnership with Feat Management, Galerie Viaduc

2018     Aye Mag Exhibition, curation for Concordia Photography Collective, La Factry

2018     Traces of Process exhibition, co-curation for Concordia Photography Collective, Glass Door Gallery

2018     DarkSlide IV, Clicks, Concordia Photography Collective 2018 Publication



LECTURES/PUBLIC SPEAKING

2021   Guest Critique for MFA Fall 2021 Critique Week, School of the Art Insitute of Chicago

2021   James Weinstein Fellowship Artist Talk



TEACHING

2021   Teaching Assistant, The Future of the Past: Artist & Archives for Dawit L. Petros, SAIC, Chicago

2021   Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Photographic Image Making for Jesse Avina, SAIC, Chicago

2020  Teaching Assistant, Black and White Photography for Kate O’Neill, SAIC, Chicago 



WORKSHOPS

2022  CMYKinda*, Risography workshop, Univeristy of Missouri School of Visual Arts Riso Room 



BIBLIOGRAPHY

2022  SAIC Photo Department Catalog 2021-22, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2021   SAIC Photo Department Catalog 2020-21, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2021   Multiple Murders, Artist Book, Self-Published, Chicago

2019    Darkslide V, Dust, Concordia Photography Collective 2019 Publication

2018    Imagining the Archaeology of an Image, Artist Book, Self-published, Québec

2013    Album Artwork, Nora and the Janitors, “Girls Just Want to Have Gun”, Vinyl,  North Dakota

2013    Album Artwork, Nora and the Janitors, “Smoke In Your Black Sweater Is Where My Face Buried All The Memories Of You Went,” North Dakota

2013    MPLSZine, June Issue, Minnesota https://issuu.com/mplscollective/docs/mplszine-downtown/26