I am artist, specifically a sculptor and designer, living and working in New York City and Berlin.
I build my sculptures and environments completely hand, and often work site-specifically. My work addresses labor, formalism, and social geometry via sculpture and interactive spaces. Almost all of my projects are on-going, culminating in confrontations with constructed physical objects and architectures. I make my work in response to inconsistencies that have shaped my consumption of socio-political events as an American woman. I reconfigure monuments- questioning ideas that have been obscured by nostalgia, nationalism, and propaganda. Working as a one-woman making machine, I design, hand-cut, arrange, sand, and warp materials and space. My labor-intensive processes allow me to discuss subjects through excessive physical touch and openness. My work is often interactive- referencing games, toys, public meeting places- and inviting the audience to playfully mechanize their perceived translations.
In addition to my art practice, and in the same vein I began, designed, and currently co-own a bar and curatorial platform in the Lower East Side/Chinatown of New York City called Beverly’s. The bureaucracy, collaboration, and pace involved in running a ground-floor, seven days a week nightlife and arts venue in Lower Manhattan, has led me to further examine my understanding of events, as a young adult who formulated a worldview in media-saturated America. Through this platform I am able to continually maintain community engagement, via organizing events, and reconfiguring spaces to positively manipulate the circulation of our creative and social exchanges.