I am a scavenger, a collector, a researcher and a fabricator. My work is installation-based and driven by a love of history and craft. I was born in Philadelphia and currently live in San Francisco. I received my BFA from The Tyler School of Art, Temple University Philadelphia, PA and my MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute. I have shown work nationally and abroad as an installation artist and as a production designer. I have been an artist in residence in a variety of locations including The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, The Hermit Foundation in The Czech Republic, Elsewhere in Greensboro, N.C. and most recently the Center for Art and Urbanistics in Berlin, Germany.
I divide my exhibition time between gallery work, film and theatre design. I have designed sets, millinery and specialty props for Big Mess Theatre in Philadelphia, Specialty props for Leah Stein Dance Co. Philadelphia, specialty props for Smart Mouth Theatre, S.F. and Set Design and Specialty Props for Theatre First Oakland, CA.
I have extensive experience as an installer and conservator, I have worked for a variety of museums and galleries including: artist and curator, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia PA, The Walter and McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, The Mexican Museum, S.F, Programming Committee The LAB, San Francisco, and President of the Board of Directors at The Lab. I am currently on the Advisory Board for Mediate Experimental Sound and Performance. I am the Chair of the Individualized Program at The California College of the Arts, where I have been teaching since 2002.