I am a studio artist, working in ceramics, printmaking book arts and natural dyeing with a passion for traveling.
I share the joy of food and sweet treats with paper, ink and clay. My work celebrates the mundane experiences in life that we often overlook and take for granted. Color and playful imagery captures the joyous moments of food and drink, to focus your attention on the present memory. I draw from my numerous experiences in studying abroad, reflecting how I found happiness and joy in new environments and cultures. My exploration of relief- and screen-printed ice cream has directly spawned from my travels, as I could always find a cone to brighten even the most home-sick of days. The ritual and memory of food is a powerful bridge for us across cultures and backgrounds, and that I continue to explore with printmaking and ceramics.
Awards and Grants
2019 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Margaret L. Gongaware Scholarship Fund
2018 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Work Study Program
2018 IUPUI Top 100
2017 IUPUI Top 100
2019 “Origin Stories” June 20 - September 28, Ignite Studio at Hamilton East Public Library, Fishers, Indiana
2019 “GARDEN” September 6 - September 28, Hank and Dolly’s Gallery at the Harrison Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
2018 “Home/Abroad” May 6 - June 29, Cultural Arts Gallery at IUPUI Campus Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
2017 “Found In Translation” November 24 - December 2, Mufei Gallery at The Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China
2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Herron School of Art & Design, IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana
In my four years of undergrad at IUPUI, I was incredibly fortunate to study abroad on four programs that have taken me across Europe and China. I worked at the IUPUI Study Abroad Office my junior year, and now I'm a life-long advocate of study abroad. Check out the Go Abroad tab for resources!
A Few of the Places I've Been
2017 Jingdezhen, Shanghai, Xi'an & Beijing, China
2017 Venice, Trieste & Rome, Italy
2016 Aix-en-Provence, France
2016 Vienna, Austria
2016 Prague, Czech Republic
2016 Berlin & Dresden, Germany