I am a conceptual portraitist exploring the ways in which our identity is shaped, both from within ourselves and by society at large. My painting raises consciousness about issues that matter to me as a woman, a creative and compassionate person, and a lover of nature.
My painting, We Hunt the Doe, was a semifinalist for the Smithsonian Institution's Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, 2022. I was shortlisted for consideration in the 2018 & 2019 BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK.
I have exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Napa County Library in Napa, California and City Hall of Santa Rosa, California. My group exhibitions include Identity Spectrum at Susquehanna Art Museum in Pennsylvania and Defining the Art of Change in the Age of Trump at The Center for Contemporary Political Art in Washington, D.C..
I am currently painting works for my series, I Believe in Ghosts, which explores the lasting psychological impact of repeated sexual trauma.
Originally from Minnesota, I moved west after studying painting and drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and now live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area (Healdsburg, California, USA).