For the past five years since my first son was born, my work has focused on the experience of motherhood, the maternal body, and more recently postpartum depression and loss. My projects are ironic, absurd, playful, and uncomfortable. They reveal deeply personal topics that are made more accessible through humor and audience participation.
Coming from a background in theater and playwriting, I usually approach a new project on the page first. I write and rearrange and write again until a story begins to emerge. I craft objects and costumes in the studio, visualizing the translation of my ideas into physical form. I work across mediums, incorporating text, puppets and costumes, video and animation.
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.