I am an interdisciplinary artist and an Associate Professor of the Practice at The University of Notre Dame. My work manipulates and re-contextualizes aspects of our identity that are often hidden within the layers of human communication and interaction, considering the complexities that come with self-awareness. Using video, animation, photography, sculpture and sound, I capture experiences of emotional vulnerability, unrehearsed performances, gender construction, systems of belief, and methods of connection and understanding.
After graduating from Meredith College with dual degrees in studio art and art education, I worked as high school art educator in North Carolina public schools for several years- leaving to pursue my MFA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A focus on art as a powerful tool for visual communication is a common thread between my studio practice and my teaching.
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