My photographic practice deals with questions of subjectivity and empathy through the careful, sustained observation of bodies both human and botanical. Seeking to disrupt the conventions of the female nude and the so-called “still” life, I rearrange, overlay, and combine original and found images, often manipulated in camera or digitally to emphasize textures, contours, and relationships that are often hidden or overlooked.


The ways that living things adapt to space and light is a common theme in my work. Similarly, my relationship to the camera is like a leaf tuning itself towards the arc of the sun. The lens is my tool for accessing a heightened sensitivity to arrangements of symbols, signals, and flares of interior experience. I consider photography’s potential to foster a mutual engagement, wherein the gaze is cast from photographer to subject and back again, in a never-ending exchange.





2017     For the Love of Barbara, The Jungle Lounge, Brooklyn, NY

            Bibliothēca, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Property, Rogers Park Historical Society and Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016     We the People, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Blueprints, Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, Chicago, IL

            Onward Compé, Project Basho, Philadephia, PA 

2015     EXPO Chicago, curated by Kori Newkirk, Chicago, IL

             Who's Afraid of Feminism, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

             Radiance, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

             MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

             Rendered in an Idiom Other Than for Scientists, USS Gallery Nomadic Projects, Chicago, IL

             Hair Club, John M. Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2014      Nervous Splendor (solo exhibition), Schneider Gallery Project Space, Chicago, IL

              I Make Me Up, the work of Robert Seydel and his students, Johnson Gallery, Hampshire College, MA

2013      Culture, Mind, and Body: Intersections, Johnson Gallery, Hampshire College, MA

2011       Skin, Load of Fun Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2009      Becomings (solo exhibition), The Mill Center, Baltimore, MD

              Second Nature, Thesis Exhibition, Johnson Gallery, Hampshire College, MA



2015    Artist in Residence, Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

           Bruce Goodman Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL



2017   Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

2016   Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL



2016    LDOC: Issues 7.01 and 7.02, I'll be your mirror with poetry by Yuan Changming

            Book of HAIR, published by HAIR CLUB (Suzanne Gold, Kelly LLoyd, and Michal Lynn Schumate)

2015    Who's Afraid of Feminism exhibition catalogue, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            SAIC MFA Catalogue, essay by Shawn Michelle Smith

            Systems, Anamesa Journal, NYU

2014     School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduate Artist Books, essay by Karsten Lund

2012     Fitness Magazine, October 2012 Breast Cancer feature

2007     Somethings with so many things edited by Austin Kennedy



MFA   Department of Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2015  

BA      Photography, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 2009  



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