Milwaukee-born and Minneapolis-based, I have always been influenced by urban art spanning from grungey graffiti and industrial architecture to refined editorial magazines and downtown art shows. My favorite thing about cities is the chaotic symphony of old and new. Mixing a multitude of time periods, materials, styles, textures, and patterns creates a dynamic mess of inspiration for me.
I discovered this harmony of beautiful disorder in my art by blending various different mediums. I combine my drawings with found images, materials, paints, markers, pens, and anything else that piques my interest. And now a budding graphic designer, I am adding another medium to experiment with.
Not only am I drawn to the adventure of fine art, but also the literal adventure of exploring. As an avid traveler and social justice advocate, I am passionate about bringing people together through visual storytelling. This started me on my journey to design my own degree, earning a Bachelor of Individualized Studies in Anthropology, Journalism, Studies in Cinema & Media Culture, and Interdisciplinary Design. While working toward my dream of becoming a media maker for social justice activism, I continue to create visual art that provides representation, promotes understanding, and makes an impact.
When I'm not creating or traveling, I enjoy going for hikes or long walks, tending to my houseplants, cuddling with my cat Kiki, playing the guitar clumsily, practicing my tennis swing, and cooking experimental vegan recipes.