I crossed the street to walk in the sunshine. -Elizabeth Gilbert

I was born in 1980 in Enid, Oklahoma, picked up my first camera in 1988 and was raised in about 15 different places across the US and abroad - traveling often with my military father.  

Traditional analog photography is my educational foundation. Mixing media is my self taught evolution. Currently I live and work in Los Angeles.

My work is about temporality and moving through it with grace in the midst of emotional complexities. Recurrent themes I explore are feminine sensuality/power, nature worship, mystical mysteries and the soul’s journey in human form. I try to document our relationship with time in a way that honors my own tender heart's longing and pensiveness. I am continually inspired by dappled light, natural elements, eastern philosophies, indigenous practices and the expression of love between living beings.

Largely I see in grayscale and enjoy blending film and traditional darkroom techniques with digital printing and processing. In addition to straight photography I experiment with altering my prints by hand using various materials such as paint and thread. Many of my still photographs are parts of a motion based story for video collages set to music. I enjoy many mediums and plan to evolve on paper, sculpturally and cinematically to communicate the expansiveness of my vision.

As an artist I hope to simply achieve a transference of my soul’s journey in this lifetime (or perhaps echoes of lifetimes past) to others out there, somewhere (I Was Here!). A journalist once wrote that my photographs are "like whispers". I concur.

(Photo by Matt Shapira, 2014)

 

Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions

2016   Group Exhibition, MultiCity, bG Gallery, Santa Monica CA

2016   Group Exhibition, Now I Am Myself, Wolff Gallery, Portland OR

2015   Group Exhibition, Black White and Read, Cannon Gallery of Art, Monmouth OR

2014   Group Exhibition, Spectrum-Gestalt, bG Gallery, Santa Monica CA

2011   Two-Person Exhibition, Renee Jacobs & Calethia DeConto, Bleicher Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2011   Group Exhibition, Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2011   Group Exhibition, Anachronous Mind Tree, Bleicher Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2010   Group Exhibition, Worlds Within, Bleicher Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2010   Group Exhibition, Vignettes, Bleicher Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2010   Group Exhibition, This is Not an Invitation to Rape Me, Fox Art Gallery UPENN, Philadelphia PA

2009   Group Exhibition, Intimacies, Union Art Gallery UWM, Milwaukee WI

2008   Group Exhibition, Camera Ephemera, Found Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2008   Group Exhibition, March Art Walk, Spring Arts Collective Los Angeles CA

2007   Solo Exhibition, Melancholia, The Photographer’s Gallery/Calumet Photographic, Escondido CA

2006   Group Exhibition, Eclectic, O.P.T Underground Gallery, Oceanside CA

Publications/Interviews

2013   Harvey Magazine, 02 Issue, Web

2013   RAI, Television

2008   ISM Magazine, DIY Issue, Print

2007   EJECT Magazine, 01 Issue, Print

Collections

Wolff Gallery, Portland, OR

Westin Hotel, Jersey City, NJ

Private Collections, Los Angeles, CA

Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

Private Collection, Bolinas, CA

Private Collections, Portland, OR

Private Collection, Boston, MA

Residencies

Lacawac Artists' Residency July 2016