Bio | Curriculum Vitae
I grew up in McHenry County, Illinois, one of the most rapid growing counties in the nation. Watching the landscape surrounding my hometown go through dramatic changes over the years has had an enormous influence on my artistic development. I am critically engaged with the landscape through my artwork and use photography to explore concepts of both natural and urban environments.
I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography at Columbia College Chicago and a Master of Fine Arts at Washington State University. I am currently the Assistant Curator of the Museum of Art at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. Additionally, I teach courses in photography and digital art at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA. Recent recognitions include Washington state's Grant for Artists Projects Award, the Pingyao International Photography Exhibition in China, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Award for Best Photographic Series.