Statement|CV

Statement|CV

Statement
I am a performance and new media artist with a fondness for six pack rings and human touch. I am obsessed with the flash in the pan, the inexhaustible pleasure, and the endless high of what we call pop culture. I'm interested in the mechanics of how ideas, images, people, etc become popular and how long that duration is. The things that survive, like artifacts will become our culture thus leading to the equation pop = immediacy / culture = longevity.

Education
B.F.A. - The College of New Jersey 2007
New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study 2002 -2003

Selected Exhibitions
2019
Consent, Intent, & Boundaries, Maine International Film Festival, Waterville, ME
White Girl Wasted, PortFringe, Portland, ME
Body | Mass | Absolution, ChaShaMa, NYC
Modern Intimacy, Portland, ME
Everybody Has a Story, Rochester, NY

2018
Documented Humans, Alexandria, VA
Body|Mass PortFringe, Portland, ME
Validity, Catapult Gallery, Cape Girardeau, MO
Consent, Intent, & Boundaries, Portland, ME
Tiny Acts Topple Empires, Penn State, State College, PA
Cold Cold Night (Body|Mass Performance), Portland, ME

2017
Topiary Garden Sacred & Profane, Peaks Island, ME
Handled Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
Hey Baby (Nest Performance) New Fruit, Portland, ME
My Body is Your Body is Everybody is Nobody Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME
Radical Presence PortFringe, Portland, ME
Landscaping for the Post Atomic Age Temp to Perm, Portland, ME
Touch Me/Wash Me Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA

2016
Touch Me/Wash Me TEDxDirigo Dissonance, Portland, ME Touch Me/Wash Me Maine Youth Conference, Lewiston, ME Nest Sacred & Profane, Peaks Island, ME
Huh (in lights) Hallowell, ME
Modern Intimacy & Pop Feminism Oak Street Lofts Gallery, Portland, ME
Touch Me/Wash Me New Fruit, Portland, ME

2015
Modern Intimacy Masonic Temple, Portland, ME
Cloud Sacred & Profane, Peaks Island, ME

2014
Dinner @ Eight Butch Voices Conference, San Francisco, CA
Isobel TCNJ Alumni Show, Ewing, NJ

2013
Touch Me/Wash Me 3 Fish Gallery, Portland, ME
Sensory Circus Meg Perry Center, Portland, ME
Create Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2012
Edges of Vision 3 Fish Gallery, Portland, ME
Seeking Wonderland (chess set) Governor's Island, NYC
Seeking Wonderland Sylvia Kania Gallery, Portland, ME
Plasticitis Strain SP 1 The Thought Lot, Shippensburg, PA
We Conjure Tornadoes The Dooryard Art Collective, Portland, ME

2011
(dis)orientation The Dooryard Arts Collective, Portland, ME
Touch Me (My Skin Will Keep You) 21 Rooms,Nevada Motel; York, ME
Ravage Me Until I Can't Breathe Anymore Sylvia Kania Gallery, Portland, ME Obsessive Tendencies (Sommes Nous....) Sylvia Kania Gallery, Portland, ME

2010
Obsessive Tendencies (Fortress) Sylvia Kania Gallery, Portland, ME Obsessive Tendencies (Mea Culpa) Sylvia Kania Gallery, Portland, ME Souviens Toi video – Rouges Gallery event; Portland Maine

Selected Residencies
Groundwork V Southwest Harbor, ME

Bibliography
Hottinger, Lauryn; “Heart & Soul”; Maine Women's Magazine: Vol11 #11 (February 2018) 48
http://mainewomenmagazine.com/heart-soul/

Martin, Ariel L; “Art Happens”; Portland Monthly Magazine: Vol 26 # 8 (November 2011) 23,25,70 http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2011/10/art-happens/

Bryan, Shannon; “Having an art attack at York's Nevada Motel” Portland Press Herald: September 22, 2011 http://www.pressherald.com/life/go/artandtheater_2011-09-22.html

Morris, Michael; “Mirror Reflections”; Portland Monthly Magazine: Vol.26 #1 (Feb – March 2011) 16

Dodge, Matt; “Graffiti clash brings both sides to Space”; Portland Daily Sun: Vol. 3 #54 (April 19th, 2011) http://portlanddailysun.me/news/story/forum-brings-graffiti-debate-arts-community

Dodge, Matt; “Back and Forth Continues Over Graffiti”; Portland Daily Sun: Vol 3 #56 (April 21, 2011) http://portlanddailysun.me/featured/story/back-and-forth-continues-over-graffiti

Dodge, Matt; “Graffiti Panel Reaction Varies”; Portland Daily Sun: Vol 3 #56 (April 21, 2011)
http://portlanddailysun.me/news/story/graffiti-panel-reaction-varies

Boards and Committees
Portland Public Art Committee - 2018 - Present
Maine Masters Committee – 2011 – Present
The Dooryard Arts Collective – 2010 – 2014
Creative Portland Corporation – 2009 – 2013
Portland Public Art Committee – 2010 – 2013