Paper is wonderful in its simplicity. It is playful, delicate, colorless and colorful. It reflects light and creates depth. And accepts embellishment beautifully. These possibilities initiate my creative process which embodies both sculpture and installation.
My goal is for the work to appear minimal yet monumental and at the same time celebrate the handmade. By playing with unconventional drawing tools, I can experiment with how a line can be formed by the impact of light reflections. The result is that the art creates an almost poetic spatial experience comprising of both delicacy and strong definition.
For this reason, I use mainly monochromatic color schemes. By paring down the language; setting boundaries and limiting my choices, it paradoxically allows me more freedom. The process of reductive art is very challenging and you have to go thru a lot of work to reach a simple, honest statement. I strive to have the confidence to say more with less.
2017 OxBow School of Art Merit Award
2015 Michigan Arts All Media Honorable Mention | Clouds from 100 Worlds I, II, III
2014 Margaret Feldman Kruizenga Memorial Award | On the Horizon
2016 Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition | Muskegon Museum of Art | Muskegon, Michigan
2016 Pulp & Possibilities Group Exhibition | Peninsula School of Art | Fish Creek, Wisconsin
2015 93rd Annual All Media Exhibition | Ann Arbor Art Center | Ann Arbor, Michigan
2015 Michigan Arts All Media Exhibition | Holland Area Arts Council | Holland, Michigan
2015 Massively Small | J Go Gallery | Park City, Utah
2015 Acoustic Abstractions | Water Street Gallery | Douglas, Michigan
2014 Michigan Arts All Media Exhibition | Holland Area Arts Council | Holland, Michigan
2014 Bettye Clark Canon Gallery | Invitational Exhibition | Muskegon, Michigan
2014 Take 10 New Artists Exhibition | Water Street Gallery | Douglas, Michigan
2013 ArtPrize | Women's City Club | Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.F.A. Fine Arts Iowa State University | Ames, Iowa
Royal College of Art | London, England