Biography and CV

Fungi, maps, and political events permeate most of my work. I find them to be bizarre and otherworldly. This being said I cannot understand enough about them. I wonder how they can be combined, what can be learned from them? Are there ways to bring out those things that intrigue me? I examine world events and try to dissect them into understandable pieces. I try to play the scientist. The small and common button mushroom, available at every super-market, becomes the map for a nebula only seen through the eye of the Hubble Space telescope. I use maps to help me interpret political fragments into the cross-stitches that I can carry with me. Adding little indications of this research to make roads and public buildings. Cordyceps spring up in new varieties that choose kitsch statuettes as their hosts.

Education

 

2013-2016 Weber State University, Ogden, UT, Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Drawing and Painting

2009-2013 Utah State University, Logan, UT, Associates of Applied Science degree

2008-2009 Salt Lake Community College Concurrent Enrollment, Grantsville High

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2019 Reciprocity, George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Gallery Center for Arts & Media, South City Campus, Salt Lake City, UT

 

2018 M.A.D., UMOCA A-I-R solo show, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Group Exhibitions

2021

Wildfires in Utah Art, Homes and Lands, Bountiful Davis Art Center, Curated by Alexandra Karl, Words by Terry Tempest Williams, Bountiful, UT

 

2020

From Before to Now, A group show drawing on the changes within the artist’s work due to the pandemic, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

35 x 35, A group show comprised of thirty five artists that are thirty five years old or younger, Finch Lane, Salt Lake City, UT

Contemporary Connectivity, A group show, Downtown Artist Collective, Salt Lake City, UT

 

2019

Transcontinental Railroad 150th Anniversary: People. Place. Impact., A group show commemorating the anniversary of the meeting of the Pacific and Union rail lines, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT(Curated by Felicia Baca and Amanda Moore)(Catalogue)

 

2018

Rendezvous, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art at Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT (Curated by Jared Steffensen)

Statewide Annual, Juried show hosted by Utah Arts and Museums, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT(Jurors Debra Klomp Ching and Miguel Arzabe)(catalogue)

SCIENCE+ART, Bountiful Davis Art Center, Bountiful, UT

Change of Climate, The Shed Collective, Los Angeles, CA

Flora/Fauna, Gateway Art Shop Project, Salt Lake City, UT(Collaboration with Stacie Van Arsdale)

Sugar-Coated, Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (Curated by Michelle Montrose Larsen and Holly Cobb)

 

2017

ASSEMBLAGE, Bountiful Davis Art Center, Bountiful, UT (curated by Chauncey Secrest)

O1PANES, city funded art installation in unused window fronts on or near historic 25th street, Ogden, UT

Nasty Women Utah, God Hates Robots, Salt Lake City, UT

Altered: Artists Advocating for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Ogden, UT

Seeds and Circumstances, OMOCA and Thyme and Place, Salt Lake City, UT

 

2016

We the Explorers, NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission to the asteroid Bennu, ~166,600,000 Miles from Earth

Radical Mycology Convergence Gallery, Wingdale, NY

I Chose to do Something else, Project Gallery at WSU, Ogden, UT

BDAC Annual Statewide Juried Show, Bountiful, UT (Curated by Jim Jacobs)

BFA Thesis Show, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Advanced Doodles, OMOCA and Nurture the Creative Mind, Ogden, UT

FRACTION, Nurture the Creative Mind, Ogden, UT

Annual Juried Student Show, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

 

2015

OMOCA Inaugural Show, Ogden, UT

BFA Seminar show, Weber State University, Ogden, UT 

 

Artist Residencies

 

2020

Mycophilia Artist Research Residency, virtual but based in Chelsea, Quebec, Canada (September 7 - September 18)

2017-18

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT (July 28 - June 30)

2016

Ayatana Artist Residency, Chelsea, Quebec, Canada (September 19th - September 25th)

 

Activities 

 

2020

Slime Mold Bioart workshop, attended virtually through GenSpace based in New  York City (October 18)

 

2019

Mushroom Society of Utah, Board Secretary, November 2nd to present

Sultry Sea Slugs, self-published adult coloring book, September 21st, 2019

GRID Zine Fest, tabled, April 13th, Salt Lake City, UT

 

2018

Sacred Sloths, self-published adult coloring book, November 18th, 2018

Just Encased Volume 3, published a collaborative zine with author/artist, Danielle Susi-Ditmore, November 16th, Ogden, UT


 

2017

Nasty Women Utah, Organizer of an all female pop up show benefiting PPUA, May 13th, God Hates Robots, Salt Lake City, UT

The Bob Ross Society, Host of a monthly contemporary art open critique group June 2016 to present, Salt Lake City, UT

Bountiful Davis Art Center Education and Outreach Director, April to present, Bountiful, UT

 

2016

Fungi Fancy, self-published adult coloring book, November 12th, 2016

Art-o-mat Artist 

Contributed 40 small mushroom studies to be sold at accessible price in mid-century cigarette machines at Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Bountiful Davis Art Center Museum/Curator internship, November 2016 to May 2017, Bountiful, UT

Shaw Gallery Assistant, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

 

2015

Study-Abroad: Art in Italy and Venice, the City as Studio

May 11th to June 3rd, Venice, Italy during the biennale

 

Private Collections

 

Brian Whitaker Salt Lake City, UT

Scott R Horsley Durham, NH

Josh Winegar Ogden, UT

 

Public Collections

Utah’s state-owned Alice Merrill Horne Art Collection

Salt Lake City Public Library Zine Collection

 

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Moab, Ut, Ink on paper

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Capitol Reef, UT, Ink on paper

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Capitol Reef, UT, Ink on paper

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