I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1987. I completed my BFA at the University of Manitoba in 2009. I’ve received several awards, grants, and scholarships. I’ve also taken part in international residencies and internships, and my work is included in important collections.
To me, the perfect object contains something true and something new. I’m always searching for these as I work. I make figurative sculpture that combines internal and external experiences. I perceive emotion as a kind of abstract gesture. I keep records of these as well as charged physical movements and images that I see, both human and non-human. I think of these as my materials, just as much as the media I use to represent them. Invention and discovery are important to me—I want to learn from what I’m making. To facilitate this, I constantly play with the elements of my work until I find combinations that generate new meaning.