I am a visual artist living in New Orleans, Louisiana. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tulane University in 2018. I have participated in multiple exhibitions in New Orleans since graduating, in both galleries and St. Claude artist collectives. In July of 2018 I was awarded an artist residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans for Early Art Practitioners. Additionally, in 2018 I received the Sandy Chism Memorial Award in Painting as well as several juror’s awards. My work has been published and/or discussed in The Tulane Review (2016) , ApartmentTherapy.com (2018), and Minor League (2019). My paintings have been sold to collectors both locally and across the United States. I will be participating in a residency at PADA in Barreiro Alto, Portugal in fall 2020.
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Describe your art in three words.
Atmospheric, intimate, continuous
Describe yourself in one word.
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?
I love working in New Orleans, there is such a richness to life here. I find so much inspiration during my walks , particularly in the neighborhood around my studio in the Bywater. There is a continuous conversation between the softness and the chaos which exists in the city. Cracked sidewalks are met with lush plant life swaying in a warm, soft breeze. The beauty that rests in the intersection of harsh and gentle, tension and comfort, is one that I find particularly interesting and inspiring.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?
There is a lot of walking, writing, and meditating involved.
Where do you draw inspiration?
I think a lot about memory and the way it reveals and conceals itself throughout life.
Who are your artistic influences or gurus?
Helen Frankenthaler, Julie Mehretu, Lee Krasner
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work?
I listen to The XX a lot, so that probably has a bit of influence. I also really like to pick an album and listen to it for a few days in my studio. I'm currently in an Imogen Heap phase.
Where can we find you when you are not creating art?
Couturie Forest, I love how immersive it feels. Bacchanal also has a special place in my heart. Or the grocery store...I really like to cook!
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
When golden hour transitions to dusk. I live for that New Orleans pink-purple light.
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact.
All of my favorite foods used to be my least favorite - papaya, avocado, tahini, dark chocolate, coconut, the list goes on.
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