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DETAIL - DISTORTION - ILLUSION - PATTERN

 

These 4 elements are the driving forces behind my artwork. For example, I am intrigued by the detail of a simple line that can be distorted to create the illusion of a face. I use the detail of wrinkles on paper to distort an image and create the illusion of an actual crumpled piece of paper. I create the illusion of chrome by focusing on details that are being reflected and distorted. 

 

I am most often fascinated and inspired by seemingly simple, mundane details. I find beauty in these everyday patterns. I hope that those who see my work will find a new appreciation for the beautiful details that might be overlooked in their everyday lives.

EDUCATION:

I graduated from Southern Utah University in April of 2017, and received my Bachelor of Science in Art with a Museum Studies and Art History minor.

Exhibitions and accomplishments
  • January 10 - March 15, 2019: IMPACT: An Exhibition of SUU Art & Design Faculty and Alumni - at the Southern Utah Museum of Art

 

  • October 18, 2017-January 10, 2018: 32nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Show - at the Springville Museum of Art

 

  • April 2017: Valedictorian of the College of Performing and Visual Arts at Southern Utah University

  • March 23-April 29, 2017: Senior BFA Show at The Southern Utah Museum of Art - in the exhibition of all graduating art students' capstone work

  • Oct. 18-28, 2016: Sandy Visual Art Show - had 3 pieces selected to be in this juried community show, won first place in painting for Checkerboard Twist and Ford Fairlane Figures.

  • Jul 7- Aug 27, 2016: Find Your Park Exhibition at The Southern Utah Museum of Art - had 3 pieces selected to be in this exhibit

  • Feb. 23-Mar. 5, 2016: Responsive Spontaneity: An Intuitive Drawing Exhibition - participated in a 3 day workshop with visiting artist Clive King and had my drawing featured in the exhibition.

  • Kolob Canyon Review - had various artworks in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Editions

  • Jun. 25-Oct. 31, 2015: Adams Theatre 2015 Farewell Art Exhibit - had 2 photographs selected to be in this show

  • Fall of 2014: Black and White Abstract and Organic and Nature show - had 3 photographs in the juried student show hung on the Garden level of the Gerald R. Sherratt Library

  • November 2013, 2014: Sandy Arts Show - had artwork selected to be in this juried show.

  • Summer 2014: BYU MOA Volunteer Muralist - helped artist Kim Schoenstadt paint her mural of Provo architecture for the exhibit Block Plan Series: Provo.

  • Spring 2014: Festival of Excellence - had 3 pieces of artwork in Southern Utah University's Festival of Excellence 

  • Fall 2013: Espiritu Santo - participating artist in the interdisciplinary interactive performance under the direction of Paulo Acampo. In charge of painting on the body of a dancer in respect to the theme of Espiritu Santo/ All Saints Day.

  • May 2013: Draper Art Show - had 2 pieces in the show

  • Spring of 2013:The Springville 41st Annual All-State High School Art Show - charcoal piece (Levels of Communication) was awarded Honorable Mention in the 4th Congressional District.

  • Fall of 2012: Mural Project - worked as a muralist on the “Sacred Images” mural hanging in the main hall at Jordan High School. JHS received a grant from The Center for Documentary Expression and Art that aimed to expand knowledge about Native American Culture through the creation of a mural.