About Me

I am a multimedia artist whose work encompasses painting, drawing, textile and surface design, video, photography, writing, and comics. Themes of place, history, and time run through my work; I like built-up layers, blurry edges, and transitions of meaning and use.

As an exhibiting artist, my work has been shown nationally and placed in numerous corporate and private collections.

After finishing my MFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2008, I moved to Berlin for six years before moving to Portland, Oregon and then Boise, Idaho. I now live in Minneapolis.

Selected Exhibitions

Rosalux Gallery (group), Minneapolis, MN 2016
Christie’s x MCAD (group), Minneapolis, MN 2015
Catherine G Murphy Gallery (group), St. Paul, MN 2014
Schaefer Gallery, Borderland (solo), Saint Peter, MN, 2013
Groveland Gallery, At That Time (solo), Minneapolis, MN, 2008
Groveland Gallery, Another Minneapolis (solo), Minneapolis, MN, 2006 Rosalux Gallery, Built Up (solo), Minneapolis, MN, 2004
Soo Visual Arts Center, Repeated (group), Minneapolis, MN, 2008
Chambers Burnet Gallery (group), Minneapolis, MN, 2007
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, A Vantage (group), Minneapolis, MN, 2007
White Walls Gallery (group), San Francisco, CA, 2007
Groveland Gallery (group), Minneapolis MN, 2006
Weisman Art Museum, Art Expo (group), Minneapolis, MN, 2006

Clients

Ace Hotel
Microsoft
Debenhams
Premiere Prints
Wellington Management
SOHO Myriad
Corporate Art Force
Design House Greetings
Kyle Books
Stanford University Press
Milkweed Editions
Kraus-Anderson

Context Travel
Uber
Nau Clothing
Concorde Hotel Berlin
Rodale
ICON Magazine
Bear Deluxe Magazine
Sister Magazine
Uppercase Magazine
Kraus Anderson
Hallmark
Blue Sky
Design Source

Projects

I am the creative director at the Field Office, which I founded in Berlin in 2008.

Since 2010, I’ve written for the Berlin-based publisher Gestalten, where I contribute an artist’s perspective to their books about visual culture.

My webcomic, aforeigncountry.com, interprets everyday life from the past as found in old newspapers and photographs.

While living in Berlin, I produced a series of video diaries that created a layered portrait of a time and place in the city.

British publisher Kyle Books used my photograph for the cover of their popular book, Campervan Crazy.

Education

MFA, Minneapolis College of Art + Design
BFA, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Awards + Artist Residencies

Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grant
Gustavus College, Visiting Artist and Speaker
Santa Fe Art Institute, Fellowship and Artist Residency
Science Museum of Minnesota, Artist Residency

Publications + Press

Uppercase Magazine
Instagram Blog
New American Paintings
Apartment Therapy
They Draw and Cook
They Draw and Travel