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 participated in residencies including the Vermont Studio Center and an internship at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. My work is permanently installed in the collections of the Canada House in London, the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C., and the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy.
I make human hybrids that blend the internal with the external. My interior language is a mixture of gesture and imagery, and I combine that dialect with precise figuration. I don’t use my work to argue ideas. I want my work to behave like someone’s mind, where different thoughts intersect then splay out. My skills are being able to intuit which elements can be layered together to create an active junction, and the technical ability to build it. My hand in the work ends there. It’s the viewer that mentally moves through it and imagines destinations.