I am a visual and performance artist originally from Oklahoma and currently based in New York.
I have an unquenchable love of learning and graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, a minor in Directing, and a minor in Theatrical Production/Design (costume emphasis). I also studied violin and played in the orchestra throughout college. My interests in the arts began very classically focused, and I concentrated on classical oil painting techniques, worked every summer at Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, and studied Shakespeare in depth for a semester in London during the World Shakespeare Festival. As I continued, I began to shift my focus to very contemporary art and directing experimental theatre.
After graduation, I moved to Los Angeles and helped start a theatre company focused on collaborative, multidisciplinary theatre, Unmasqued. During this time, I discovered performance art as my perfect art form. It combines all of my interests, yet has the simplicity of great contemporary art while still opening itself up to unlimited exploration. I moved back to Oklahoma City and exhibited work in local galleries, worked as an art teacher and in museum education, and researched film and performance art on my own.
I then moved to New York City to see performance art and research it more in depth. I serendipitously found my performance art community there and created work at Grace Exhibition Space and Rosekill Farm. I recently moved to Kingston, New York to create more performances outdoors in nature, and to be near Rosekill Farm, Art/Life Institute, and New York City itself.