What Is My Work About?
Education & Awards:
Rhode Island School of Design, MFA Graphic Design, H, 2009
-Creative Quarterly Award , 2009
-Henri Woolf Scholarship Award , 2008
New York University, BA Studio Art, Magna Cum Laude, 2003
MADE IN LA Biennial curated by Michael Ned Holte and Connie Butler at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
“A Public Fiction / Tragedy + Time” In collaboration with Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
Exhibtion within the exhibition at the museum and in Highland Park.
Featuring: Mateo Tannatt, Erik Wesley Fiona Connor, Leslie Hewitt, Margaret Lee, Shana Moulton, Sara Greenberger-Raferty, Darren Bader, Amanda Ross Ho, D’Ette Nogle, Claude Wampler, Neal Bashor, Becket Flannery, Matthew Brannon, Sarah Heyward, Claudia Rankine, Benjamin Weissman
NY Frieze Project with Allen Ruppersberg.
“Restaging Al’s Grand Hotel”
The Possible curated by David Wilson at the UC Berkeley Museum of Art
Exhibtion within the exhibition at the museum, and exhibition catalogue as a contribution to the exhibition.
“Lost In LA” organized by Marc-Olivier Wahler at Barnsdall Park Municipal Art Gallery,
Los Angeles, CA. Organized by FLAX, Palais de Tokyo and LA MoCA
Exhibition catalogue as a contribution to the exhibition as well as on- and off-site programs.
Special Project as a part of ARTISSIMA “LIDO”, Turin, Italy.
At The Church of The Holy Shroud
“Treating Shadows As real Things” in collaboration with Andrew Berardini
Featuring: Lucas Blalock, Sarah Cain, Giorgio de Chirico, Samara Golden, Mark Hagen, Anthony Lepore, Andrea Longacre-White, Carlo Mollino and Ry Rocklen.
“The AV Club” curated by Mike D. at L.A. MOCA Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA.
“The Club” (a play on the night club, social club and art club) curated exhibition, within the exhibition.
Self-Organized Projects and Exhibitions
“SET PIECES”, Group Exhibition for Cardi Black Box curated in collaboration with Andrew Berardini. Featuring Sets by Sarah Cain, Liz Glynn, Samara Golden, and Mateo Tannatt. And works by Scoli Acosta, Kathryn Andrews, Matthew Brannon, Mary Corse, Zoe Crosher, Aaron Curry, Erik Frydenborg, Friedrich Kunath, Eli Langer, William Leavitt, Anthony Lepore, Carter Mull, Claire Nereim, Raymond Pettibon, and Amanda Ross-Ho.
PF6: The Stand In (Or a Glass of Milk), co-curated with Alexandra Gaty,
Featuring: Trisha Baga, Scott Benzel, Gabriele Beveridge, Lucas Blalock, Nina Canell, Marieta Chirulescu, Isabelle Cornaro, Deanna Erdmann, Erik Frydenborg, Amy Granat, Nathan Hylden, Barbara Kasten, Erik Lindman, Shana Lutker, Alex Olson, Lili Reynaud-Dewar w/Olivia Dunbar, Rachell Sawatsky, Sara VanDerBeek, Erika Vogt and Rosha Yaghmai.
Includes the writing of: Cara Benedetto, Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Joseph Mosconi.
And populated by happenings, performances and screenings by: Karen Adelman, Lindsay August Salazar, Scott Benzel, Brendan Fowler, Amy Granat, Taisha Paggett and Flora Wiegmann. Seth Price, Stan VanDerBeek, Jordan Wolfson and Takeshi Murata.
PF 5: The Foreign Correspondent: Your Man in LA
Including the work of: Davide Balula, Neil Beloufa, Andrew Berardini, Isabelle Cornaro, Nikki Darling, Travis Diehl, Eve Fowler, Hedi El Kholti, Jonathan Lethem, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Camille Henrot, Nicolas Garait, Rita Gonzalez, Veronica Gonzalez Pena,
Brian Kennon, Joseph Mosconi, Aude Pariset, Bernard Piffaretti, Tif Sigfrids, Ivette Soler, Charlie White, Daphne FitzPatrick, Nick Herman and Davida Nemeroff.
Weekly PF dispatches co-edited with Andrew Berardini
PF4: Theatricality + Sets
Act I: The Epilogue; By Emily Mast
Act II: The Props; Including the work of: Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Sarah Rara, Daniel Small, Ali Prosch and Meghann McCrory, Owen Kydd.
Act III: The Academy: By Scott Benzel
Secret Restaurant by Liz Glynn
PF2: The Gold Rush / Manifest Destiny
1. La Californie, co-curated with Josh Peters including the work of:
Steve Canaday, Fritz Chesnut, Michael Dee, Adam Janes, Annie Lapin, Rebecca Morris, Davida Nemeroff.
2. The Hotel with Grizzly Grizzly
3. When… (The Earthquake) By David Hendren
PF1: The Free Church
Including the work of: Alison O’Daniel, Maureen Keaveny, Chiara Gionvando, Jason Manley, Jennifer Boysen, Alika Cooper, Davida Nemeroff, Mark A. Rodriguez, Eric J. Palgon, Wintergarden Ltd, Signify / Sanctify / Believe.
PF0. Public Records
Including the work of: Alee Peoples, Anders Johnson, Ashley Zangle, assume astro vivid focus, BEVERLY FRE$H, Bobbi Woods, Breanne Trammell, Brendan Threadgill, Brie Ruais, Clement Valla, Erin Perry, Davida Nemeroff, Grant Worth, Greg Kalliche, Julia Dault, Joshua Callaghan, Kat Hodges, Mark Rice, Maureen Keaveny, Michael Bizon, Michael Magnan, Sto, Talon True Gustafson and Walker Mettling.
Upcoming: Isabelle Cornaro for LAXART, exhibition catalogue
2014 – Bomb Magazine, Editor’s Choice, Fall 2014
2014 – Frieze Projects Catalogue, Al’s Grand Hotel
2013 – CAL ARTS 2013 MFA Catalogue essay
2013 – THE ART BOOK REVIEW Review of “Silence”, an exhibition catalogue for The UC Berkeley Museum of Art
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Graduate Department of Art
Graduate Seminar Visiting Lecturer
2010-2013 Otis College of Art & Design Los Angeles, CA
Faculty in Communication Arts department
Senior Lecturer in the Graphic Design MFA program
– Contemporary Theory
– Form and Communication
– Ways of Working / Ways of Thinking studio
Talks & Visits:
Vancouver Art Gallery
Speaker for Vancouver Art Book Fair, 2014
USC Los Angeles, CA
Guest Speaker for MA Public Practices, 2013
& PS1 MOMA / NY ART BOOK FAIR
Guest Speaker for Contemporary Artists’ Books
UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Guest Speaker for Art Program, 2013
GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE Los Angeles, CA
Guest Speaker for Education Program, 2012
ECOLE SUPERIEUR D’ART D’ANNECY Annecy, France
Visiting Critic for MFA class, 2012
UNIVERSITY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Los Angeles, CA
Guest Critic for Senior Projects, 2012
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ART Valencia, CA
Guest Lecturer MFA Graphic Design Department, 2009
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN Providence, RI
Guest Critic for interdisciplinary MFAs, 2009
DESIGN INDABA CONFERENCE Cape Town, South Africa
International Graduate student presentations, 2009
BROWN UNIVERSITY Providence, RI
Guest Lecturer in the Department of Modern
Culture & Media, 2009
THE NEW YORK TIMES
LOS ANGELES TIMES
DESIGN OFFICE MAGAZINE