I am a visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. I was born in Buffalo, NY and have lived on the west coast for 15 years; San Diego, San Francisco and now Los Angeles. Throughout my life, I’ve studied various forms of theater, dance and capoeira. This has greatly impacted how I see the world. I received my BA from SUNY Fredonia where I studied photography and sociology.
The dreamlike qualities of my work; from tone to the shades, to the luminosity has captured my creative spirit. I use story to build depth alternating between dark and light. This process mirrors the effects of my life experiences. Reactions, feelings and what lies beneath, is essential to my identity.
My body of work ranges from performance with Bad Unkl Sista (2009-2016) to collaborating with Remix Culture as a photographer and video artist (2013-2016), to founding New Class Mural; a public art project teaching photography and building large-scale murals (2016-current). In 2014, Hatim Belyamani and I filmed our travels on a road trip; 9 states in 9 days titled ‘Cross Country Impressions’. This film, edited by Hatim, combines the beauty of nature with a live improvised soundtrack, recorded in Brooklyn, NY by Tyler Wood, Derek Nievergelt, Karlie Bruce, Eliot Krimsky and Hatim Belyamani. This film was shown at The Earth Day Film Festival in San Francisco, California on April 18, 2015 and can be seen here. I worked with Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray to produce photographs for their recipes published in a cookbook called, Taste of the East. This book was published in 2010.