My practice stems from the desire to achieve omniscience for all. The work I create results from the desire to understand The nuances of humanity, and to share insight into my own personal understanding. Being a female presenting person is something that effects every aspect of my life, both positively and negatively. Creating work which is hyper-feminine, and that plays on female stereotypes is a way for my to reclaim the stereotypes that I am subjected to, as well as give them power. Through the reclamation of female stereotypes I hope to inspire a deeper contemplation about what they mean.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I was born in Massachusetts, and grew up south of Boston. I began studying art in 2016, and developed my personal practice over the course of six years and three states. I recently graduated with a BFA from Indiana University Northwest in 2022. I currently work as a gallery coordinator in Chicago Heights and as an artist assistant. My work has been shown at Coprosperity in Bridgeport, Chicago and the Alignment Network in Valparaiso, IN.
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