• BIO

    STATEMENT
    I seek to find, draw, move, manipulate, blur, and erase the line between memory and invention. Calling upon photographs from my travels abroad, pictures from recent American history, and recollections of places I've dreamed, I create new landscapes. Permitting paint to be paint, I allow my media to drip, pool, and splatter within the confines of the lines that I draw. I choose bright colors to reawaken desolate scenes, and edit out images I can't or don't wish to remember, leaving only their silhouettes as evidence. As my own mind is filled with blurry composite memories, comprised of bits and pieces of actual and imagined personal history, it is difficult to decipher which parts are constructed and which parts are real.

    EDUCATION
    BFA with Distinction, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
    International Exchange, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, United Kingdom

    EXHIBITIONS

    2013
    Thomas Young Gallery, Autoptic Illusion, Aimee Belanger & Ria Brodell, Boston, MA
    The LilyPad, Look At Me, Solo Exhibition, Cambridge, MA
    The LilyPad, Halloween, Cambridge, MA

    2012
    Voltage, I've so much to tell you..., Solo Exhibition, Cambridge, MA
    Gallery 263, Inaugural Artist Members Show, Cambridge, MA
    Gallery 263, Member Auction, Cambridge, MA
    Paine & Bakalar Galleries, MassArt 23rd Annual Benefit Auction, Boston, MA

    2011
    Distillery Gallery, Make it Together, Collaborations with A.D. Jacobson, Boston, MA
    Invisible Gallery @ The Blue Room, curator: Scott Chasse, Cambridge, MA
    Lincoln Arts Project, Animals & Botanicals, Waltham, MA
    Distillery Gallery, Go Small, Boston, MA

    2010
    Gallery 263, Unhinged, Cambridge, MA
    Galatea Fine Art, Collective, Boston, MA

    2009
    Gulu-Gulu Cafe, solo exhibition, Salem, MA
    Distillery Gallery, People, Places & Horses, Boston, MA
    Harry Wood Gallery at Arizona State University, Friends of Chautauqua, Tempe, AZ
    LaMontagne Gallery, Beg Borrow Steal, juror: Aaron Segal, Boston, MA
    Zero Station, Disparition, curator: A.D. Jacobson, Portland, ME
    Gallery 263, Repaint, jurors: Annie Newbold & David Craft, Cambridge, MA
    Distillery Gallery, Art Stripe, Boston, MA

    2008
    Allston Village Main Streets, designed and painted public mural, Boston, MA
    Distillery Gallery, Marked Memory, curator: Sarah Meyers, Boston, MA
    Eurotrip Restaurant & Bar, solo exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
    Dudley House at Harvard University, Speech Acts, Cambridge, MA

    2007
    Laconia Gallery, Little Works, juror: James Hull, Boston, MA
    Distillery Gallery, Artspotting, Boston, MA
    The Little Gallery Under the Stairs, Small Works, Lynn, MA
    Time Warner Gallery at Lynn Arts, Paint, juror: Alexis Dunfee, Lynn, MA
    The Rice Bowl Gallery, Inappropriate Relationships, Boston, MA
    Student Life Gallery at MassArt, All School Show, juror: Paul Stopforth, Boston, MA


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Temporary Land Bridge, Autoptic Illusion, 2013
    Massachusetts Cultural Council, ArtSake, South Boston Open Studios, October 29, 2009
    The Lumper TM, art blog, featured January 6, 2009 & March 4, 2010
    Caladan Gallery, Travels, online feature, 2007
    Sadiemag, featured artist of the month, November 2006

    TEACHING
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, 2014-Present
    Boston Collegiate Charter School, High School Art, 2013-Present
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Drawing, Screen Printing, 2010-2011
    Brookline Adult & Community Education, Life Drawing, 2009
    New England Yearly Meeting of Young Friends, Coordinator, Art & Music Retreat, October 2009
    Exploration Schools, Inc, Workshop Instructor, Bookmaking, Summer 2007-2008
    Exploration Schools, Inc, Course Instructor, Album Cover Art, Bookmaking, Drawing, Summer 2006