(b. 1987) lives and works in Los Angeles
" I grew up in Seal Beach, CA. Both my parents were art majors in college, so they regularly took me to museums, concerts, and dance programs up in LA, which most people in Orange County didn’t do. I flirted with drawing and painting as a child, but it never really stuck. Photography, as an artistic medium, always appealed to me, but I didn’t have any technical training until high school. When I went to Pitzer College, a small liberal arts school, I had no intention of majoring in art, but then it just became sort of inevitable. It was the mid-aughts and it was this moment where analogue was being rapidly replaced with digital, and school was one of the last places to freely use a darkroom. I thought I was making work to maximize a suddenly disappearing resource, but the more I made, the more I realized that it wasn’t just a hobby. The compulsion to make art is a fundamental part of who I am."
Make It Make Sense | group exhibitionAmelia Lockwood, Brent Estabrook, Polly Shindler, Terry Hoff, Wyatt Mills, Jahlil Nzinga, Matt Ross, Kate Bieschke, Nevena Binney, Thomas Muller, Celest Voce, Travis Whiteneck 27 Aug - 26 Sep 2020JWG presents Make It Make Sense, a virtual exhibition examining the works of 13 artists through the lens of their individual clashes with 2020. An interview with each artist about their life during the COVID-19 pandemic revealed distinctive ways of coping, thinking, and surviving; each work was selected to echo...