Ever since I was child I found myself drawn to the minute details of the world. I guess it was a form of escape; I began to see myself as an almost microscopic entity, traveling through the world in a large foreign body. Dumpsters were skyscrapers and skyscrapers were speed bumps for satellites. I was adept at shifting perspectives, from the miniature to the large. It helped strengthen a deep appreciation for my surroundings on all levels. Although at the time I knew nearly nothing about the layers of atomic motion, I envisioned a world that was infinitely smaller than the one I could see, and one that was larger than I could conceive. As I began inspecting the social and cultural fabrics, a relationship between scale, metaphorical object, and myself began to emerge.
That is why I choose to rescale and re-contextualize objects and people; it feels only natural, as a means for me to better understand the vast architecture of our world.
Artist Bio / CV
Academic Institutions Attended:
University of Maine
Magna Cum Laude
Maine College of Art
2006-2008 Interactive and Graphic designer. ASAP Media Services. Orono, ME.
2005-2006 Sculpture Studio Tech, University of Maine. Orono, ME.
Artist Assistant to Samuel Van Aken.
2004-2005 Studio Manager, Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport, ME.
2007 Elizabeth Warren Graves Outstanding Studio Art Award. Outstanding Senoir in Studio Art. Best in Show: Harlow Gallery Juried Exhibit. Phi Beta Kappa. University of Maine President’s Award.
2006 Leveille Scholarship Award. Elizabeth Warren Graves Outstanding Studio Art Award. Norfolk/Yale Summer painting Fellowship Nominee. Juror’s Choice Award: Student Exhibit. Best Sculpture in show: Student Exhibit.
2005 Robert M. MaNamara Visual Art Scholarship. Maine International Film Festival ‘Student Short‘ Nominee.
2008 Center for Maine Contemporary Arts Biennial, Center for Maine Contemporary Arts. Rockport, ME.
Sean Foley and Yeshe Parks, Whitney Artworks. Portland, ME.
2007 Portland Museum of art Bienial, PMA. Portland, ME.
Next Generation. Center for Maine Contemporary Arts. Rockport, ME.
Kollajnia, Harlow Gallery. Hallowell, ME.
Annual Juried Exhibition, Harlow Gallery. Hallowell, ME.
2006 Without Boarders III, Lord Gallery. Orono, ME.
Un Show, Niagra Gallery. New York, NY.
Plugged In Fest III, SPACE gallery. Portland, ME.
Small Movements, Harlow Gallery. Hallowell, ME.
Spring Show, Sanctuary gallery, Portland, ME.
Student Art Exhibit, Carnegie Gallery. Orono, ME.
2004 Maine International Film Festival. Waterville, ME.
Student Exhibition. Maine College of Art. Portland ME.