Born in 1988

 

BA Skidmore College in molecular cell biology and studio art

 

Education and training in building techniqes and permaculture design

 

Founder and leader of the Butoh performance group Representative I

 

Lives and works in Hudson, NY

 

 

Bio

Born (1988) and raised in New York state, currently living in Brooklyn.

Studies in dance, cellular biology, ecology, building and design, fetishism and theology. Graduate of Green Meadow Waldorf School, EastWest School of Dance, Aprovecho Sustainability School, Skidmore College, and am currently a candidate for a Masters in Fine Art at Hunter College. Butoh training with Katsura Kan, Diego Pinon, Testuro Fukuhara, Yumiko Yoshioka, Vangeline, Maureen “Momo” Freehill, Yukio Suzuki, Ximena Garnica, and more. Previous performance venues include
CR10, Basilica Hudson, Time/Space Limited, LabSpace, Tarot Reading Room, Gallery Four, Rosekill,  The Shirt Factory, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Met Breuer, Coney Island USA, and Honey's.

Statement

I trace imprints of feeling in the body, searching for information on anatomy, history, health, sociology. I draw to describe what I've found. I sculpt to reinstate physical evidence, an artifact or a still of observed bodily occurrence. I conduct experiments using supersensory techniques and instinctually formed systems. I magnify the subliminal which moves me and, using the generated gestures of my body, the visual flashes of my mind solidify them into built structures, encasements, and mapped project notes/reports (drawings). 

 

 

 

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