I live and keep a studio in rural New Jersey (yes, that exists) where the natural settings inform my work and my life. I work across a variety of disciplines in my practice including sculpture, drawing, painting, video as well as design and fabrication work. My art focuses on improvised systems and implied hierarchies and tries to develop narratives from what is made. My studio functions like a sort of lab or tinkerer’s shop where connections are made or attempted and experiments yield new information. I bring this practice into my classroom as a basis for my pedagogy.
I currently coordinate Drawing and Imaging and have Coordinated Time in the past. I teach Time – Embodied, Time – Composition, Drawing and Imaging, Integrative Studio and many others over the past 14 years.
If you could go back and give your ‘First Year self’ one piece of advice, what would you say?
This is not a simple transaction where you walk away with a thing you are given. You have to bring your willingness and participation to the table and be a part of it. If you don’t put in the time, effort and sense of presence, you are losing out.
When you are not teaching or working on projects, what do you enjoy when you have some down time?
Spending time with my kids, Cycling, D&D, Listening to my reel to reel player
What’s your go-to spot on or near campus for coffee or a quick bite to eat?
Coffee: O Cafe on 6th ave at 12th st. Food: Merci Mart