I seek balance through a healing practice that integrates observations and rituals. I absorb my surroundings, routines, obsessions, and impulses to further my awareness. I communicate these discoveries in my work through material studies, repetition, and mark-making. My work is a collection of artifacts, time markers that illuminate everyday moments.
I am an artist and educator from Ohio. I received my BFA in Jewelry | Metal | Enameling from Kent State University. After working as a Bench Jeweler in New York City, I pursued an MFA in Metal from the State University of New York at New Paltz, where I was an Instructor of Record. In 2019, my work was selected for Galerie Marzee’s 33rd International Graduate Show in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and is on view at Intro by Marzee in Amsterdam.
In 2019 | 2020, I was an Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts where I balanced teaching and art handling with a full-time studio practice. During this time, I developed a series of ongoing works including: rings of dust (27 grams), twenty-four hours of silence (56 grams), dustprints, file, pause, sort, and surroundings, which were exhibited at the Sandra Blain Gallery in 2020.
Most recently, my studio work consists of material studies and small batches of limited edition jewelry and prints that are available in my webshop. I have also been invited to participate in the Hearts + Folowers exhibition at Brooklyn Metal Works in New York, and the Catrina exhibition at Equinox Gallery in San Antonio.
I am currently an instructor at Towson University and the Baltimore Jewelry Center.
*image by Michael Mauney