Born and raised in the Washington, DC area, I returned to the capital to after studying painting & printmaking at the University of New Hampshire ('99). I went on to work at a commercial gallery and as a studio assistant. From there I worked at a number of arts organizations including DC Arts Center and Washington Project for the Arts where I developed programming and interfaced with the local arts community. I've maintained my own studio practice and have exhibited at a number of galleries and institutions including Transformer (D.C.), Gallaudet University (D.C.), Arlington Arts Center (VA), and American University Museum (D.C.).
In 2010, I founded the studio & gallery space, Pleasant Plains Workshop which supported emerging artists and engaged with the community via exhibitions, a studio residency program, and public art projects. Our programming was supported by the D.C. Commission of the Arts & Humanities, the D.C. Office of Planning, and the Kresge Foundation.
Concurrently, I was managing director of DC Arts Studios– a 30,000 square foot commercial arts studios facility that offered affordable workspaces to artists of all disciplines and creative businesses. In 2014, I obtained my license in commercial real estate and joined the Menkiti Group in an effort to connect arts organizations with sustainable, long-term leases.
Since relocating to Edinburgh in 2016, I've been working as a studio assistant at Edinburgh Printmakers and as a gallery assistant at the Royal Scottish Academy. I'm currently pursuing a Master's in Collections & Curating Practice at Edinburgh College of Art.