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)
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
2013 Harvey Magazine, 02 Issue, Web
2013 RAI, Television
2008 ISM Magazine, DIY Issue, Print
2007 EJECT Magazine, 01 Issue, Print
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
Lacawac Artists' Residency July 2016