Connecticut Post Mall
1201 Boston Post Rd.
Milford, CT 06460,
Early on in my career, I made images of my family members, neighbors, and coworkers: first generation immigrants and the working class. I used photography to magnify their presence in the world. I have recently begun to create 3-dimensional sculptures, large-scale photomontages, and mixed media installations.
I work with my own photographs, family heirlooms, memorabilia, and archives and place them directly on or among discarded wood, ceramic tile, and other construction materials to reveal and preserve my cultural and personal history. By doing so, I intend to remind my viewer that the natural world is free from politics, and if we preserve our own legacy, we have control of our history and our future.
I received a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2003. My solo exhibitions include Artpace in San Antonio, TX and Filter Photo in Chicago, IL and my work is in the permanent collections of Leo Burnett Worldwide and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.
I was a 2021-2022 studio fellow at NXTHVN in New Haven, CT. In 2021, I was an Artist in residence at Light Work in Syracuse, NY, and ISCP in Brooklyn, NY under the sponsorship of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
I have been a visiting artist lecturer at Yale University, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts among others.
I was the recipient of the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor prize in 2018.