I am an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and researcher. I currently live in Kentucky and split my time between Louisville and Lexington.
Growing up in rural northern New Mexico, I developed a deep appreciation for the sky, an interest in the land, and an investment in politics. I earned a BFA from the University of New Mexico, where I studied drawing, photography, and painting. I then went on to earn an MFA in painting and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University. Working in a variety of media has allowed me to develop a research-based practice, collaborate with other artists, and participate in venues outside of the gallery. Tijah Bumgarner and I won Best Editor from the Oil Valley Film Festival for our work on her feature-length film Meadow Bridge (2017), and one of our in-progress scripts advanced to the second round of the Sundance Screen Writers Lab. I have had solo exhibitions at the Spiva Art Gallery in Joplin, the Kitchen Table Gallery in Philadelphia, and the Majestic Gallery in Nelsonville, Ohio. My recent film work includes three experimental shorts, which I have co-created with other artists and researchers, and two documentaries that Tijah and I are in the process of completing.