In my studio surrounded by my own work and the work of various Junk Drawer decor artists (Andi Todaro and Justin DeCou). Photo by Jordan Hyde. 


I'm a Denver-based multi-disciplinary artist and community/culture organizer.  I hold my BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and my MFA from UC Santa Barbara.  I work in digital video, painting, collage, performance and installation.  My short experimental videos have been screened in exhibitions and film festivals all over the world.  I was recently featured in issue #111 of New American Paintings and was a nominee for the 2015 Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship. I am the co-founder of two community projects, The New Genres Collective  a new-media student-oriented project and Junk Drawer, a bi-monthly queer + house + techno + art party in Denver.  I am a former Board member and Artist Committe Chair at PlatteForum.



I'm mostly working in video these days but I also do works on paper, painting, installations and performances.  Much of my work has been an inquiry into the frenetic relationship between the body and architecture.  Asking questions of materials- what if this plank of wood were a body?  Asking questions of my body- what if my body were connected to this building?  I am always thinking about how spaces affect us and we affect them.

I also have a batch of work that is text-based which explores the friction between the written word and visuality.   This body of work began during my years in graduate school at UC Santa Barbara after endless critiques, debates and thesis-writing about the content of my work.  Writing and talking at that level of scrutiny about my work made me highly suspect of the limitations of language. 

In the past few years my work has become more introspective, focusing on the architecture OF my body.  Shame, trauma and wellness are emerging themes. I am currently developing a series of short form experimental videos titled ATTEMPTS TO HEAL: MY BODY(of)WORK.  I think of these as DIY wellness videos. 



2015 University of California, Santa Barbara, MFA
2002 San Francisco Art Institute, BFA



Solo & Two Person Shows

2018 The Blushing Bow, Leon Gallery, Denver, CO 
2016 Abowt?! , Barn Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 
2015 MFA Thesis, UCSB ADA Museum, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
2015 Logical Elsewhere, Napa Gallery, CSU Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
2014 MirrorSkin, 1328 Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
2012 Raze / Raise, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO
2012 Celestial Terrestrial, Hinterland, Denver, CO
2010 Common Men in an Uncommon Era, Denver Courthouse, Denver, CO
2010 Fortune Revised, Nalanda Gallery, Naropa University, Boulder, CO
2010 Systemic, RedLine, Denver, CO
2006 Hot Air, Cool Suit, House of Hengst, San Francisco, CA
2006 Paper Portraits, Harvey's, San Francisco, CA
2005  Splitting Headaches, Bridge Theatre, San Francisco, CA
2002 The Toll, Gallery X, San Francisco, CA

Group Shows

2023 Breakthroughs: RedLine at 15, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, CO
2023 Faculty + Staff Biennial Exhibition, RMCAD, Denver, CO
2022 XPRMNTL Film Anti-Festival, London, UK
2021 Scream It Off Screen Film Fest, Minneapolis, MN
2021 Word Play, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO
2020 Cribs, Lobo Gallery, New York, NY
2020 Fringe Film Fest, London, UK 
2020 COVID-19 Artist Awards, Black Cube Nomadic Art Museum, Denver, CO
2020 Great Expectations, GOCA at UCCS, Colorado Springs, CO
2019 UNTITLED Curated by Tobias Fike Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO 
2018 Fringe Film Fest, London, UK 
2018 SURFACE, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO 
2018 UNTITLED Curated by Jordan Knecht, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO 
2018 Domocile, Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM 
2018 Lorem, Counterpath, Denver, CO
2018 Combined Effort, Sea Farm City, Los Angeles, CA
2018 10X Residency Retrospective Exhibition, Redline, Denver, CO  
2017 For Lease: Pop-Up Exhibition, Denver, CO  
2017 Lucid, Mary Harris Auditorium, RMCAD, Denver, CO  
2017 Turning the Lights On, Detached Garage Residency, Denver, CO  
2017 48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art, Redline, Denver, CO  
2017 Azores Fringe Film Festival, Azores Islands, Portugal 
2017 Faculty Show, RMCAD, Denver, CO 
2016 Fringe Film Fest, London, UK
2015 MIX NYC, NY Queer Experimental Film Festival, New York, NY
2015 Love is Love, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO
2015 UCFZ, Gone Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2014 In, On / Into, Onto, Project Space, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
2014 So Not Solo, Gallery 1328, Santa Barbara, CA
2014 DCD, Groundswell Gallery, Denver, CO
2014 DCD, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2013 UCSB MFA Open House, Gallery 1328, Santa Barbara, CA
2012 Dynamo, Boulder Musuem of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
2012 Bespoke, Denver Art Museum / Design Council, Denver, CO
2011 1:1, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO
2010 Love Lines, RedLine, Denver, CO
2010 RedLine at the Republic Plaza, Republic Plaza Building, Denver, CO
2010 RedLine at District 475, District 475, Centennial, CO
2010 Braided Apart, RedLine, Denver, CO
2009 You of All People! Here of All Places!, RedLine, Denver, CO
2010 Extinction: Artists Respond, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO
2008 Marvel of Specialization, Lure, Denver, CO
2008 Spatial Investigations, RedLine, Denver, CO



2020 Instructor, 4D Design, Spring Semester
2019 Instructor, 4D Design, Fall semester
2018 Instructor, 4D Design, Spring + Fall semesters
2018 Instructor, 2D Design, Spring + Fall semesters
2017 Instructor, 2D Design, Fall semester
2017 Instructor, 2D Design, Spring semester

RMCAD - Foundations/Fine Arts & Graphic Design Departments
2018 Instructor, 4D Design, Summer Term A (online)
2017 Instructor, New Genres Collective, Fall
2017 Instructor, 2D Design, Fall Term C 
2017 Instructor, Methods of Inquiry: Interdisciplinary Seminar, Fall Term A 
2017 Instructor, Vector Graphics / Illustrator, Fall  Term A
2017 Instructor, 2D Design, Spring Term C 
2017 Instructor, Raster Processing / Photoshop, Spring Term C
2017 Instructor, Infographic & Data Visualization, Spring Term A
2016 Instructor, Web Design 1, Fall Term C
2016 Instructor, Methods of Inquiry: Interdisciplinary Seminar, Fall Term C
2016 Instructor, Methods of Inquiry: Interdisciplinary Seminar, Fall Term A

UC SANTA BARBARA - Department of Art
2015 Instructor, IV Mural Project, Fall Quarter
2015 Instructor, TA Training Course for Graduate TAs, Fall Quarter
2015 Teaching Assistant, Art & Life, Kip Fulbeck, Spring Quarter
2015 Teaching Assistant, Intro to Printmaking, Cathy Ellis, Winter Quarter
2014 Teaching Assistant, Intro to Painting, Stephanie Washburn, Fall Quarter 
2014 Teaching Assistant, Visual Literacy, Helen Taschian, Summer Quarter
2014 Teaching Assistant, Visual Literacy, Yumi Kimomoto , Summer Quarter
2013 Teaching Assistant, Intro to Drawing, Eric Beltz, Summer Quarter
2014 Teaching Assistant, Visual Literacy, Helen Taschian, Spring Quarter
2014 Teaching Assistant, Art, Science & Tech, Lisa Jevbratt, Winter Quarter
2013 Teaching Assistant, Digital Strategies, Graham Budgett, FallQuarter


2020 COVID-19 Artist Relief Award, Black Cube Nomadic Art Museum
2015 Nominee - The Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture
2014-2015 UCSB Israel Levitan Fellowship
2013 UCSB Graduate Opportunity Fellowship
2013 GLBA Scholarship
2010 Scion Xchange Featured Artist
2003 Outward Bound Art Merit Scholarship


2015-2016 University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2015 The Wayfaring Band, Special Olympics, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Redline, Denver, CO
2002 Sanitary Fill Student Residency Award, San Francisco, CA


2020 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO
2015 University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
2014 University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
2014 California State University Channel Islands,  Camarillo, CA
2012 Emmanuel Gallery, University of Colorado, Denver, CO


2017 Co-Founder, The New Genres Collective, Denver, CO
2011-2013 Artist Committee Chair, PlatteForum, Denver, CO
2007-2010 Board Member, PlatteForum, Denver, CO



Watch this interview / digital studio visit with me and curator, Daisy McGowan.

I wrote this a few years ago for Ray Rinaldi's old art blog, One Good Eye, and I think it succinctly describes how I work.





The Know (Denver Post)

One Good Eye

New American Paintings MFA issue #111

UCSB 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition Catalogue

Denver Post


Colorado Creative