Student Work

I teach so that I may share my profound love for art-making
and its positive power in society.

As a social practice public artist, I engage the constructs, meanings and contradictions of our everyday urban environments. Through my radical walking tours and creative cartography, I’ve learned that being a cultural producer in this day and age affords us the unique opportunity to fluidly move between disciplines in the process of testing and developing compelling things, ideas, spaces and experiences. Situated within a trusting community, my pedagogy of theory and practice is defined by cultivating technical knowledge and experimental production, promoting collaboration and interdisciplinary practice, and sharpening critical thinking skills through writing and reflexive discourse. My goal is to show students how to hone a holistic personal practice while effectively connecting with diverse collaborators and audiences through powerful stories, well-crafted media, seductive imagery and engaging actions. My backgrounds in sculpture, mapping, fabrication, digital design, art history, and social theory; as well as my experiences project managing in the NYC art world, organizing countless public art projects, earning my MFA and Teaching Certificate in Baltimore, and forging a professional art practice while teaching at MICA and JHU make me uniquely qualified to continue serving as an art instructor.

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Course Specialties:

Newer Genres  Introduction to sculpture  Introduction to 2d design  Advanced 2d digital design  Elements of Visual Thinking  Professional art practice  Introduction to HTML, CSS, & web design  Creative mapping for beginners  Temporary structures and technology  Site-specific installation  Socially engaged art practice  Psychogeographic cartography

Software Skills:

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, Audition, and Premiere Pro; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel; SketchUp, Google Apps, WordPress, HTML, CSS and jQuery.

Fabrication Skills:

Model building, 3d CAD design, woodworking, outdoor structures, oil & acrylic painting, fibers, stencil making, screen printing, metal manipulation, plaster, concrete, additive & reductive sculpture