Many of the images and series in this section are a result of an erasure process in which I remove different portions of found texts to uncover underlying themes and narratives. The resulting art pieces are influenced by mass culture and sample from a variety of visual sources, including found objects, old texts, photographs, hand drawings, textures and other collage material, in order to stitch together contexts centered around issues of gender and identity.
The process is similar in concept to the Surrealists' attempts at Lautreamont's "chance meeting on a dissecting table of a sewing machine and an umbrella." Thus, I look for those cross-sections of dissimilar components inspired by the erasure of texts and bring them together to create the final compositions. In most instances, the final artwork is a digital print utilizing output media like archival inkjet prints or metallic photographic prints, but may also include additional processes, such as wax encaustic.
Art/Technology Studio Practices:Communication Design (Online and Print), Net.Art, Front-End Development, Digital Imaging & Alternative Print Processes, Artist Books, and Interactive Installation.
Art/Media Studies:History of New Media, Internet Studies, Visual Culture, Electronic Rhetoric, Gender/Sexuality in Media, and Women’s & Gender Studies.
2007-11PhD candidate in Mass Communications (ABD, not completed), Women's and Gender Studies Certificate, Ohio University; Athens, OH.
2004MFA in Computer Art, Syracuse University; Syracuse, NY.
1998BFA in Illustration, Cleveland Institute of Art; Cleveland, OH.
201610th Annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry Juried Exhibition; Carnegie Gallery at Columbus Metropolitan Library; Columbus, OH.
2015National Juried Exhibition; The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center; Frederick, MD.
2013 50th Annual Juried Show, Masur Museum of Art; Monroe, LA.
2012 The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show, The Grunwald Gallery of Art; Indiana University; Bloomington, IN.
2010 iDEAs || Art and Digital Narrative, Eighth Annual International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference (iDMAa); Emily Carr University; Vancouver, BC.
2010 From Our Perspectives: National Women’s Art Exhibition, Wallace Smith Theatre Gallery; Oakland Community College; Farmington Hills, MI.
2010 5th National Juried Art Exhibition, Axis Gallery; Sacramento, CA.
2010 Best: A Group Show, Crussell Fine Arts; Orange, CA.
2010 National Juried Exhibition, Lancaster County Art Association; Strasburg, PA.
2010 WomanMade, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center; Alexandria, VA.
2010 Faculty Show, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Gallery; Pittsburgh, PA.
2010 No New Tale To Tell, Claypool-Young Art Gallery; Morehead State University, Morehead, KY.
2010 12th National Juried Art Exhibition, Baker Arts Center; Liberal, KS.
2009 Digital Manipulations, Marist College Art Gallery; Poughkeepsie, NY.
2008 First Annual Alternative Press Digital Printing Exhibition, Booksmart Studio; Rochester, NY.
2007 Graphite, sponsored by ACM Siggraph; Perth, Australia.
2007 Photographs from the Collection of George Cruger, Main Art Gallery; Richmond, Virginia.
2007 Made in New York, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center; Auburn, NY.
2007 Digital Art Competition, Beecher Center for Art & Technology; The Butler Institute of Art at Youngstown State University; Youngstown, OH.
2007 Texas National, SFA Galleries; Stephen F. Austin State University; Nacogdoches, TX.
2007 Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition, Foreman Gallery; Hartwick College; Oneonta, NY.
2006 First Annual Juried Art Show, Katie Stauffer Memorial Art and Cultural Center; Richlandtown, PA.
2006 iDEAs || Works in Process, Fourth Annual International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference (iDMAa); National University; San Diego, CA.
2006 Open National, Long Beach Arts; Long Beach, CA.
2006 Northern National Juried Art Competition; Nicolet College Art Gallery; Rhinelander, WI.
2006 NICOGRAPH International 2006 – organized by The Society for Art and Science; Korea University; Seoul, Korea.
2006 ACE 2006 Art Show; Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference – organized by ACM SIGCHI (Singapore); Hollywood, CA.
2006 2-D-2, Energy Gallery; Toronto, Canada.
2006 iDEAs || Emerging Codes of the Digital, Third Annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) Conference; Miami University; Oxford, OH.
2005 Third Cleveland Biennial—Craft Media; Cleveland State Art Gallery; Cleveland, OH.
2005 Ingenuity: Festival of Art and Technology; Cleveland, OH.
2005 Media Art Festival, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art; Yerevan, Armenia.
2005 Siggraph 2005, Los Angeles Convention Center; Los Angeles, CA.
2005 48th Annual International Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute; San Diego, CA.
2005 Your Best Shot, fotofoto Gallery; Huntington, NY.
2005 Kentucky National, Eagle Gallery; Murray State University; Murray, KY.
2005 iDEAs, 2nd Annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) Conference; Orlando, FL.
2005 Testifyin’, Rosenthal Gallery; Fayetteville State University; Fayetteville, NC.
2004 55th Annual Faculty / Staff Exhibition, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, BGSU; Bowling Green, OH.
2004 Faces of Woman, Las Vegas Arts Council; Las Vegas, New Mexico.
2004 The Alternative Reality of Mannequins and Goggles (MFA Thesis Show); Spark Contemporary Art Space; Syracuse, NY.
2004 Thailand Second New Media Art Festival presented by ICECA: Initiative for Cultural Exchange and Computer Arts, Sinakarinwirot University; Bangkok, Thailand.
2004 Breaking the Ice, Spark Contemporary Art Space; Syracuse, NY and Hartell Gallery, Cornell University; Ithaca, NY.
2003 CAR Show, Second Annual Computer Art Show; Spark Contemporary Art Space; Syracuse, NY.
2003 International Emerging Artists, Remote Gallery; NYC.
2003 WAVE—Women's Art Vibrates Everywhere presented by ThINC, Company Gallery; Syracuse, NY.
2003 POV: Bringing The World Into Focus, Artoconecto; Washington D.C.
2003 Thailand 1st New Media Art Festival presented by ICECA: Initiative for Cultural Exchange and Computer Arts, Chiang Mai University; Chiang Mai, Thailand.
2003 Current Works, Rosenthal Gallery; Fayetteville State University; Fayetteville, NC.
2002 Untitled #16, Artoconecto; Washington D.C.
2002 Digitalis 2, Evergreen Cultural Centre; Coquitlam BC, Canada.
2002 Digital DUMBO, M3 projects; Brooklyn, NY.
2002 Fifth Annual Spark Open, Spark Contemporary Art Space; Syracuse, NY.
2002 I/O, First Annual Computer Art Show; Spark Contemporary Art Space; Syracuse, NY.
2001 FAVA: Six State Photography Exhibition; Oberlin, OH.
2000 FAVA: Six State Photography Exhibition; Oberlin, OH.
1999 Horticultural, Westside Gallery; School of Visual Arts, NYC.
1998 Cleveland Botanical Garden's Floralscape '98; Cleveland, OH.
1997 Works on Paper, McDonough Museum of Art; Youngstown State University; Youngstown, OH.
2006 George Cruger, Former Photography Curator of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Richmond, VA.
2007 Honorable Mention, Beecher Center for Art & Technology; Butler Institute of American Art.
2006 Honorable Mention, Katie Stauffer Memorial Show.
2005 Honorable Mention, Third Cleveland Biennial - Craft Media.
2005 Honorarium, Ingenuity: Festival of Art and Technology.
2004 Fellowship Recipient; Syracuse University.
2003 Grant Recipient; Syracuse University Visual & Performing Arts Research/Creative Project Grant.
2002 Grant Recipient; Syracuse University Graduate Student Travel Grant.
2002 Grant Recipient; Syracuse University Visual & Performing Arts Research/Creative Project Grant.
1998 Third place, ‘Thumbnails of Nature’ category; Cleveland Botanical Garden's Floralscape '98.
1998 Honorable Mention, ‘Patterns in Nature’ category; Cleveland Botanical Garden's Floralscape '98.
1997 Finalist, Society of Illustrator's student competition. Published in the Society of Illustrator's Annual #39.
2011 "Visual Arts Online Educational Trends." In Computer-Mediated Communication: Issues and Approaches in Education, edited by Sigrid Kelsey and Kirk St. Amant, 89-98. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Press, 2011.
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." -Blazing Saddles