I am an interdisciplinary performing artist, filmmaker, and animator. My projects are partly autobiographical and speak to themes of childhood, family, social anxiety, international relationships, and, more recently, motherhood and loss. I integrate humor and absurdity into my work, making it more accessible to an audience who might otherwise be uncomfortable with the subject matter.
The foundation of my work is in creative writing and playwriting. I often perform in and/or direct what I write, developing characters or objects that will later be made with paper mache, sewing, or digital media. Puppets, masks, animations and hand-sewn fish have all been featured in past works. Many of my projects include an interactive component, and I’m interested in allowing my audience to inform the final outcome of a piece.
I have an MFA in Studio Art from the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design, and a BFA in Theater & Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts. Since I moved from my hometown in northern California in 1999, I have resided in Seattle WA, Yogyakarta Indonesia, and currently Ann Arbor Michigan. My work has been presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Contemporary Art Institute Detroit (CAID). Carrie Morris Arts Productions (CMAP), Popps Packing Detroit, Dumbo Arts Festival Brooklyn, The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, Galeri Nasional Jakarta Indonesia, Gallery Salihara Jakarta, Lembaga Indonesia Perancis Yogyakarta (LIP). Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Jatiwangi Art Factory, Syang Gallery Magelang, Dream Community Taiwan, University of Michigan Museum of Modern Art (UMMA), Tent Gallery Edinburgh, and Winningstad Theater in Portland OR.