ARTIST STATEMENT

Through a self-reflective process using photographic installation materials, I explore the ways imagery seeps into my unconscious desires. Guided by chance and open experimentation, the work freely selects from found slide photographs, my family archives, textbooks, iphone collections, and the images I compulsively make. My  work traces the rituals of this searching through materiality. The lost, the longed-for, and the absent keep me constantly looking backwards though time, technology, and change. The process of our engagement with the camera lends to an embodied performance of our desires.   The camera is so deeply engaged in the way we see the world, I question how it impacts our ability engage with our world. My concern with the ritualistic use of technology as it interacts with the projection of the self and imagination of ideals questions if life can be real when explored though a camera. A visual reflection on the constructions that surround the self, provokes a tension between performance and authenticity in work constructed by the images that it questions. 



 

EDUCATION
2016-2019            (expected) BFA Photography, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.
2011-2013            Classical and Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
2018-2019            Captain of the Concordia Photography Collective, Montréal, Canada.
2018                     “Traces of Process” exhibition, co-curation for Concordia Photography Collective, Glass Door Gallery, Montréal, Canada.
2017-2018            Board member & Representative, Concordia Photography Collective, Montréal, Canada.
2013-2016            Photography instructor and Darkroom Director, Forest Lake Camp, Chestertown, USA.
2013                     Undergraduate Research Internship, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2018                    Soir Festival, Petite-Patrie, Montréal, Canada.
2018                    Aye Mag 3e Édition, La Factry, Montréal, Canada.
2018                    “No Chill”,  IMCA Collective, Visite Collective, Montréal, Canada.

ALBUM ARTWORK
--  Lawrence, Jennifer and Nora and the Janitors, “Girls Just Want to Have Gun,” Vinyl, Bismarck, ND, August 2013.

--  Nora and the Janitors, “Smoke In Your Black Sweater Is Where My Face Buried All The Memories Of You Went,” Cassette, Bismarck, ND, June 2013.

GRANTS
2013                       Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program grant, University of Minnesota, MN
2012                       College of Liberal Arts Freshman Research Award, University of Minnesota, MN
2011                       The Charles and Myrtle Stroud II Academic Scholarship, MN

2011                       American Red Cross Volunteer Scholarship, MN