I'm always working on a project, am energized by creatives, and love strategic thinking, problem-solving, and creating meaningful connections.
I'm a curator and designer based in the Midwest and the Exhibitions Director for Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD). Focusing on contemporary art and design, I have over a fifteen years of demonstrated expertise in generating provocative, accessible exhibitions. I've worked in art-centered and academic institutions and guest curated, contributed to exhibition catalogs, juried shows, and spoken across various venues.
As a longtime arts advocate, I'm most interested in discourses at the intersection of art, design, and technology – emphasizing marginalized genders and queer culture. I'm also an experienced artist and provide artists with both guidance and management throughout the creative process. Overall, I find a sense of collective authorship and civic responsibility in curating and artists' advocacy.
In the fall of 2020, during the height of COVID, I created the Standard project space in my 220 sq. ft garage to support local creatives and connect their skills and services with a broader community in an open-air space. It operates on a seasonal basis, showcases the work of folks who are of a Marginalized Gender, are Queer, and/or BIPOC, and focuses its efforts on relationships and accessible art collecting.