I am a photographer based in Sacramento, CA where I am a member of Axis Gallery and a resident artist at Verge Center for the Arts. I attended Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and then the School of Visual Arts in NYC. I am an Assistant Professor of Photography at Sacramento State University.

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  • Under Construction, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • The Schwa Show, juried selection, Emerge Gallery, Greensboro, NC



  • De bekende wereld: Collection Two, Cameo Gallery, Solo show, Portland, OR
  • Photography Now 2015, juried selection, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
  • Fraction of a Second, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
  • Portraits 2015, juried selection, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
  • Marvelous Things, juried selection, Online Annex Selection, PhotoPlace, Middlebury, VT



  • Resident, Flash Powder Projects Retreat, Astoria, OR


  • Summer Exhibition, juried selection, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
  • The Portrait, juried selection, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Focal Point, juried selection, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD


  • Curate NYC, juried selection, Bill Hodges Gallery, New York City
  • 2011 Graduate Directory, editorial selection, Wallpaper* Magazine
  • Curate NYC, online exhibition, curated by Kevin Stayton
  • Le Dejeuner Sans L’Herbe, The Bogart Salon, Brooklyn, NY
  • Summer Exhibition, juried selection, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
  • Thesis Exhibition, SVA MFA Photo, SVA Visual Arts Gallery, New York City


  • Your Documents Please, International Locations, 2008–2010
  • Music | Sound | Art, juried selection, Cabane Studios, Phoenicia, NY
  • Interactive Portraits, juried selection, Vermont Photo Space, Essex Junction, VT

Speaking & Writing

  • Studio Resident, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA, Selected by Los Angeles curator, Carole Ann Klonarides, artist & critic, Julia Couzens, Verge resident artists Lisa Marasso & Jamie Angello, and gallerist Pamela Skinner
  • Winter Residency, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
  • Moderator, Spectacle as Subject: Physicality, Performance, and Photography, Panel Discussion, SPE NW Conference, Portland, OR
  • Video interview with Allison Welch, recorded September 25, 2015
  • Richard Mosse at the Portland Art Museum: A Response, Review, Fraction Magazine, 2015
  • Artist lecture, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA, 2015
  • Visiting Artist, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 2014
  • Visiting Artist, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 2014
  • Neon Mamacita, Eats at Taqueria, Imagemaker Presentation, SPE NW Conference, Bellingham, WA, 2014
  • De bekende wereld, Imagemaker Presentation, SPE West Conference, Eureka, CA, 2013
  • De bekende wereld, Imagemaker Presentation, SPE NW Conference, Seattle, WA

Awards & Honors

  • Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece, shortlist, 2015
  • Chairman’s Honors, Charles Traub, Chair, School of Visual Arts, New York City, 2011



MFA, School of Visual Arts, 2011, New York, NY
BA, Carleton College, 2007, Northfield, MN

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