Elephants in the Room
projection, onion skins, nutsage, vinyl, wax paper, mesh
I am a media artist and a maker. My formative training was rooted in the more plastic arts of drawing, painting, printmaking, installation, music and movement. I am particularly interested in how the messy, organic, tactile, unpredictable, physical, analog world meets up with the experientially expansive nature of digital technologies. With a focus on video projection environments for installation and live performance, I have been intent on pulling the moving image out of the computer screen, off the cinematic big screen and into space. Every pixel of light is subject to the physics and optical phenomenology of the materials I work with and environments I create. Some have referred to my installations as “3D without the glasses,” where the viewer is left to wonder, “What AM I looking at?” It is significant to me that this exploratory wonderment happens within the same physical space that we occupy (non-virtual).
I have been the recipient of support by the Irvine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Center for Cultural Innovation, City of Los Angeles, Pasadena Arts Council, The Music Center, Durfee Foundation, REDCAT, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), The Getty Center, Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) ,Dublab, Newtown, Turbulence.org, CalArts, and The Center for Experiments in Art, Information, and Technology. I was selected as a recipient of a 2013 COLA Fellowship, 2014 CCI Investing in Artists Grant, 2015 Metabolic Studio Chora Council Grant and a 2015 CHIME Grant.
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