I am an artist, writer, and projections designer based in Brooklyn, NY and Rochester, NY.
Artistically, I most often work in the mediums of video and drawing, the former in a post-conceptual narrative fashion, and the latter as a way of isolating objects in order to expose their socio-politcal meanings. Themes such as consciousness, science, religion, love, and the virtual run through my work; most recently, my work focuses on modernist idealism, the nuclear family, and the intersection of democracy and global capitalism. In my projection design for live theater and music, I eschew the use of video as scenery and strive to make it part of the dramaturgy. My work has been exhibited internationally.
In 2009, I was awarded a fellowship from the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to pursue a Ph.D. in Electronic Art, which I completed in 2013. I also have an MFA in Film/Video from Bard College, and a BA in Film Studies and Cultural Studies from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. My research interests have included narrative video art, narrativity in storytelling and representation, the intersection of documentary and fiction practices, and the empirical subject. I am an Assistant Professor of Fine Art in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, where I teach concepts, theories, and practices of video, photography, and related media.
*photo by Lloyd McCullough