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BIO AND STATEMENT

I am a professional painter raised in Gainesville, GA. I am currently pursuing an MFA at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. I paint large scale abstract collages and representational images simultaneously celebrating and critiquing the hyperfeminine aesthetic. My work draws inspiration from my childhood growing up in the South, old Hollywood cinema, and popular culture.
 

My work explores themes of collective girlhood, and the reclaiming of femininity. I strive to engage abstract intuitive mark making, theatrical still life's, text, and collage to transport the viewer through a collective, uniquely American, memory and provide commentary on the experience of young women growing up in today’s world. I invite play into her practice utilizing children's craft materials, bedazzling, glitter, and stickers. In the reclaiming of these materials, my work seeks to offer a response to the trivialization of female created art and asks viewers to challenge their own biases towards femininity, feminism, and “girly” woman-made art.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

BFA in Painting and Drawing at The University of Georgia, 2023

MFA in Painting at Washington University in St. Louis, 2025

2023

Stop Motion, Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, NY

BFA Exit Show, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, Ga

2022

Quarter Life Crisis Show, The Creamery Studios, Atlanta, GA

Lamar Dodd Art Market, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA

Pretty in Pink, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA

La Mostra, University of Georgia Jack Kehoe Center, Cortona, Italy

Carnival of Sorts II, Southern Brewing Company, Athens, GA

Lamar Dodd Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, juried by Claire Dempster, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA

 

2021

Dodd Art Market, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA

Carnival of Sorts I, The 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA 

GALA Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Student Juror, Gainesville, GA

 

2019

Georgia Art education Association Student exhibition, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Kiwanis Club Charles J. Thurman Youth Art Month, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA

UNG Art Educators and their Students Exhibition, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

Kennesaw State University student exhibition, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

2023

History of Performing Arts, Hargrett Library, Co-curator, Athens, GA

2022

Trick or Treat, The Georgia Museum of Art, Co-curator, Athens, GA

Pretty in Pink, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Co-curator, Athens, GA

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