Artist Statement

In my bodies of work A[void] is Built and The Facade Degrades, I dissect the carefully designed structure and political nature of public and private spaces. I do this specifically through the manipulation and redaction of architectural and design magazines. Using collage and décollage, I (re)present visual cues of interiors, architectural passageways, and empty spaces as defamiliarized structures.

Through this work, I question how architecture is intentionally designed for the white wealthy and consequently designed to keep others out. Additionally, I explore the way in which we are conditioned to learn our place and to navigate space in society. 

Fragments and negative spaces are illuminated to reveal unpredictability, fragility, uncertainty, and the absence of truth. Here, space is far from passive – instead space is constantly in the process of being constructed.


About

Born — Roanoke, Virginia
Lives and Works — Winston-Salem, North Carolina



Education

MFA, Lesley Art + Design, Boston, MA (2019)

BA, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC (2013)
Arts Management, Not-for-Profit Management, and Studio Art


Selected Solo and
Two-Person Exhibitions

2019

A[void] is Built, A/perture Ga//ery, Winston-Salem, NC

2018

Artist Spotlight, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, NC

2016

Layered Visions, Camino Bakery, Winston-Salem, NC
The Light Gets In, Artworks Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2015

Shadow Stories, North Trade Street Arts, Winston-Salem, NC
Shadow Stories, Artworks Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2014

Silence is Wisdom, Azure Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2013

Vessels & Layers, Ember Art Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Roberts & Raizes Gallery, Boston, MA

2018

Something You Love is Almost Gone, Vandernoot Gallery, Boston, MA

2017

20 Years of Art-o-mat, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

2016

For the Birds, Artworks Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
Kim & Company XX, Mary Davis Holt Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
Take Pride in Art, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, NC

2015

The Mechanical Eye, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Faculty Exhibition, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, NC

2014

Art-o-mat Swap Meet, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Sawtooth Selects, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, NC
The Art of the Sketchbook, June Porter Johnson Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2013

Emerging Artists, Artworks Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
Repurposed Sculpture Garden, Piedmont Earth Day Fair, Winston-Salem, NC

2012

The Student Body, Salem College Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Guerilla InSTALLations, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC


Juried Exhibitions

2015

The Little Things, Delurk Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2012

NC Artists Under 40, Womble Carlyle Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
Input/Output: The Art of Visual Data Making, Associated Artists, Winston-Salem, NC


Press

Winston-Salem artist casts out negative spaces in collages, Terry Rader, YES! Weekly (2019)
Several New Art Shows, Tom Patterson, Winston-Salem Journal (2016)
Art Found this Mixed Media Artist, Winston-Salem Journal (2015)
Meaningful Art: Taylor Hayes, 88.5 WFDD (2015)
Artist Interview: Taylor Hayes, L.N. Holmes, Vase of Wildflowers (2014)


Professional Experience

Art Instructor, Sawtooth School for Visual Art (2012-2019)
Curator, Why Do You Build Me Up?, Vandernoot Gallery (2019)
Juror, Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grant, Arts Council of Winston-Salem (2018)
Juror, Artist Spotlight, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem (2017)
Digital Art Director, Sawtooth School for Visual Art (2013-2016)
Juror, Deck the Halls, Sawtooth School for Visual Art (2013-2016)
Juror, Surry County Home School Art Association (2016)
Curator, Visuals from the Virtual, Sawtooth School for Visual Art (2016)
Juror, Art-o-mat (2014-2016)
Portfolio Review, Summer Art Immersion (2015)
Gallery Assistant, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem (2013)
Intern, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (2013)


Presentations

2019

Artist Talk, Lesley University, Boston, MA

2018

Artist Panel, Art & the Brain, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC

2016

Incorporating Digital Media into Art Education, North Carolina Art Education Association Conference, Winston-Salem, NC

2015

Digital Media for Artists, Sawtooth School for Visual Art Internship Program, Winston-Salem, NC
Marketing Your Art, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, NC


Salem College Student Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Collections


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