Collaborators and Commissions:

Will Bishop

Corner Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Arts Incubator in Washington Park

Smart Museum

Brain Frame

2nd Floor Rear

Rough House

Experimental Sound Studio

Chicago Children's Theatre

First Floor Theater

Chicago Mammals

Actor's Gymnasium

 

 

Friends, Mentors, Inspiration: 

Halldoor woodworking

Peter Halley

Lynn Basa

Frankentoymobile

500 Clown

Andres Lemus-Spont

Marya Spont-Lemus

Art objects are sites of collective imagination. Drawing on strategies from puppetry, pedagogy, and museum practice, I create invitations for participants to engage with art and each other in unexpected ways. My objects, installations, and events offer aesthetically specific and generously hosted opportunities for taking risks. I'm more interested in what you can do with a piece of art, than in the perfect object. All of my work is unfinished, a machine for generating and digesting questions. Here are some I’m considering now: How does an artwork become a site of shared meaning-making? What does it mean to be empowered in art spaces? What does it mean to belong? What are the limits of dialogue? What can we say through an object that we might not be able to say alone?