I grew up in Seattle and San Francisco, experimenting with art, music and film from a young age. After a patchwork of jobs, life experiences, and personal transformations, I returned to college, starting over and working my way to a PhD in Digital Art and Experimental Media at the University of Washington. Today, I live with my family in Southern California, working as a digital artist, developer, and professor at California State University, Northridge.
The projects I make are driven by a fascination with cinema, poetry, and technology, and a desire to find new perspectives on our universe. I work with choreographers, musicians, actors, theater production, engineers, and game-designers to push my practice into new territories and challenge my artistic language.
I experiment with immersive and interactive media to expand cinematic and narrative patterns. The themes in my work center in mental health, transformation, and the fragility of reality. Story moments, content, and tone are sometimes autobiographical and sometimes observed, expressing a journey from fragmentation to clarity. I combine synthetic and computer-generated media with photographic and concrete materials to transcend known forms and spaces. Experiences are designed to enable viewer inhabitance, and the nuance of human body and voice are convergent points in my work, providing intimate performative moments in the abstractions. The goal of my work is to create poetry: instances of language that elevate the familiar and enable new knowledge through experience.