I am an interdisciplinary artist and the director of The Latent Space. I am originally from Los Angeles, California, but I currently live and work in Chicago, Illinois. I graduated from the School of the Art Institue of Chicago (SAIC) with my BFA in painting, video/new media, and art and technology.
I grew up in Los Angeles and through my father's professional involvement as an actor, I spent a lot of my childhood with him in Hollywood. Instead of getting a baby sitter, he would take me, and our dog, Lucky, to his auditions and gigs with him. We would sit in the studio as he did voice acting, or even be on set when he did some on-camera work. It was here that I became aware of the construction of representational images that is often not visible when the finished image is presented. This interest is apparent in all of my work. Many of the formal qualities of my work revolve around questioning and revealing this construction of representational and specifically visual experience.
The main mediums I work in are painting, 3D animation/CGI, machine learning, real-time video, and light. I use 3D animation/computer graphics and digital media as a sketching process to create my reference imagery for my physical work in hopes of merging traditional methods with the future of art. I am exploring the space in between digital, physical, perceptual and figurative. The techniques I use are meant to be a critique of the environment in which I grew up in. The use of new media is a means of connecting with the viewer in ways that are already familiar to them because of the hyper-exposure which exists today.
At the core of my work are ideas about unifying opposites. I strive to bring these opposite characterizations into a unified whole, a series of independent but related works, and in the process, reveal the structure of visual experience. From the beginning, my work has also been centered on immediate experience – how our body understands seeing something and understand it often by moving around it.
I am always open to discussion on my work, and if you would like to talk with me or ask any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.