I am an eco-artist, meaning that almost all of my work deals with ecological themes and is focused on repairing the relationship between humans, other living beings, and the environment which we all share. On a more material level I am a papermaker, printmaker, zine-maker & self-publisher, book artist, botanical dyer, and mixed-media sculptor. I work with plant fibers and other natural or reclaimed materials as much as possible, and I believe that creativity is key to reconnecting with the planet and with our communities. I facilitate workshops on a variety of subjects for a variety of audiences, including workshops on Recycled Papermaking, Screenprinting, Botanical Bundle-Dyeing, and Coptic Bookbinding, among others.
I was born in Buffalo, NY in 1995 and have lived in Western New York for most of my life. I attended the School of Art & Design at Alfred University and graduated in 2017 with concentrations in Sculpture and Expanded Media. After graduation I served as the Artist-in-Residence at the Adirondack Interpretive Center for the summer 2017 season, then returned to Buffalo. For the next two years I worked as a screenprinter, a floral designer, and as an independent artist. I returned to Alfred University for the Spring 2019 semester to co-teach a course called Art & Ecology with Prof. Diane Cox, and during the following summer I was the Artist-in-Residence at the Tomorrow River Homestead in Nelsonville, WI. I have had five solo exhibitions in New York State and shown work in dozens of group shows around the United States, and my zines are held in several collections, including libraries in the UK and Canada. In January 2020 I moved to Vermont where I am continuing my creative career and working in small-scale agriculture.