I studied Photography at Langara College (2002), received a BFA in Studio Art from Thompson Rivers University (2005), and a post-graduate certificate in Printmaking from Capilano University (2007).
As a recent graduate of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design Master of Applied Arts program, I work mostly with the drawing medium in its various forms. My interests are in a constant state evolution, however recent works relate primarily to embodiment theory, desire and loss, pleasure and pain.
The primary focus of my thesis project has been largely determined by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant I received in the fall 2011, titled The Fashionable Prosthetic: investigating the visibility and new fashion of prosthetic research. As my project has progressed, my interest is not to illustrate a prosthetic device, nor am I invested in entering into dialogue with the image of the cyborg.
Imagining and embracing the prosthetic metaphor has become the inspiration to look beyond the literal image of the prosthetic, replacing it instead with the unfolding, infinite possibilities for conceiving and representing an expandable, adaptable body.