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About

Ceramics Statement

 

Within my current ceramic practice, I create laser cut reliefs which I use as stamps on soft clay or Xerox’s transfers on clay as an ink transfer method. My work examines digital culture, mass media and my personal reflections as a user. As a young Millennial, internet browsing and passive consumption has been a part of my life since I was a child, and within my work, I consider the psychological and mental impact of growing up with this access. I look at social media platforms, news sites, clickbait, chat rooms, search engines, stock images and many other sources for inspiration.

 

I use clay to engage with digital themes since, despite its fragility, clay is one of our most archival materials; it’s often what archaeologists initially search for when looking for past civilizations. I see clay’s stable, physical and tactile qualities serve as a counter to the transient nature of the screen.

 

Within my Porcelain Paper series, I print digital imagery on porcelain tablets appearing as faux printer paper. The digital space is a vast archive instigating and recording both private and social behavior. We rely upon digital interfaces to deliver essential information as well as for social interaction. Though viewed as a vessel of stability, the digital interface is actually unstable. The information contained digitally is constantly shifting, updating and refreshing. Translating digital imagery onto the static, rigid surface of clay, however, allows me to mark and emboss subjective thought and feeling about the less accessible aspects of the digital. The faux printer paper makes clear this translation from digital to tactile. This materiality enables me to engage with the effect technology is having on human experience in a tangible way.  

Painting Statement

My current body of paintings are made directly from cropped screenshots of my own internet searches. Through painting, I create lasting, confrontational objects in physical relationship with the viewer, countering the typically fleeting experience of seeing content through the flat, distancing interface of the screen. Guided by algorithms, the internet is a visual network, and representational choices are relentlessly naturalized through digital platforms on innumerable topics from the contentious to the banal. I capture specific moments that isolate these contradictions where thumbnails depicting global tragedy are paired with links for brunch recipes. My work serves as an investigation into the moral ambivalences produced in the viewing public.

EDUCATION    

•    2022       Master of Fine Arts

                     University of Massachusetts-Amherst
 

•    2018       Bachelor of Fine Arts   
                     University of Georgia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

•    2022-     Fulltime Lecturer - Painting and Drawing

                      Central Michigan University

•    2020-    Instructor of Record - Foundations level drawing

     2022        University of Massachusetts- Amherst

•    2020     Graduate Project Assistant 

                     University Museum of Contemporary Art 

•    2019    Teaching Assistant - Painting 

                     University of Massachusetts- Amherst

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

•    2022      Ambivalent RoutinesPennsylvania State University - Altoona, Pennsylvania 

•    2022      Fragile Archive, Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, Maryland 

•    2022      Mixed Messages: Thesis Exhibition, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 

 

RESIDENCIES 

•    2022      Mudhouse Residency, Agios Ioannis, Crete 

•    2018      Navasota Artist in Residence, Navasota, Texas 

•    2018      Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS    

 

•.   2023      (Forthcoming) 2023 International Juried Exhibition, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ

   2023      Midwest Regional Exhibition 2023, Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana
•    2022      Out of Hand: Tradition Meets Tech, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, 

                    Maryland (Juror: Fabiola Delgado) 

•    2022      93rd Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan (Juror: 

                    Kira Nam Greene)

•    2022      Paperworks, b. j. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, New York (Juror: Kiko Aebi) 

•    2022      Closing Exhibition, Mudhouse Residency, Agios Ioannis, Crete, Greece

•    2022      True Stories, The Untitled Space, New York, New York (Curated by Indira Cesarine)

•    2022      Rustbelt: REDUX, Vestige Concept Gallery, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania  

•    2022      By Visceral Effect, StartaArta, New York, New York 

•    2022      Unearthed Online: A Virtual Zoonotic Hex Exhibition, Field Projects, New York, New York 

•    2021      Ham Sandwich, AHA Fine Art, Brooklyn, New York   

•    2021      New Directions 2021, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York (Juror: Vivian Li)

•    2021      Lost & Found, Vacant Museum, Online 

•    2021      Reimagining the Real, Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine-Farmington (Juror: Ann                                Bartges)

•    2021      This Moment of Rupture, VisArts, Rockville, Maryland (Juror: Margaret Boozer)

•    2021      People Places Things, Project Gallery V, Online, New York (Juror: Samantha Rippner) 

•    2021      2021 National Juried Exhibition, Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick Maryland (Juror: Margaret Winslow)

•    2021      Adrift, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, New York (Juror: Steffi Chappell) 

•    2021      Printin', St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, MO (Juror: Aaron Coleman)

•    2021      Variations 2021, Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead, MA (Juror: Beth C. McLaughlin)

•    2020      What Now? Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, Connecticut (Online) 

•    2020      A Ceramics Exhibition, The In Art Gallery (Juror: Professor Mathew McConnell) 

•    2019      Wherever I may be the sky is mine, Herter Gallery, Amherst MA (Curated by Professor Young Min Moon)

•    2019      A Room of Their Own: OCAF Summer Installation, Watkinsville, GA (invitational) 

•    2019      Residency Closing Exhibition, Horlock House Art Gallery, Navasota, TX

•    2018      Chautauqua School of Art Annual Student Exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY 

                    (Curated by Professor Don Kimes)

•    2018      Full House, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA 

•    2018      Everybody talking at once, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA 
•    2017      Text and Image, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Juror: Edith Newhall, Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer)
•    2017      EMERGE: an Intercollegiate Art Student Exhibition, Blue Mark Studios, Atlanta, GA (Jurors Brian Seay,                          Director of Blue Mark Studios, and Anne Weems, gallery manager at Hathaway Gallery)
•    2017      Reflections of 2016, Kelwood Contemporary Art Gallery,  Baton Rouge, LA (Juror: Jennifer Carwile)
•    2017      La Mostra, Lamar Dodd Gallery Space,  Athens, GA 
•    2016      La Mostra, UGA Cortona Gallery Space, Cortona, Italy
•    2016      Fl3tch3r Exhibit, Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN (Juror: Eric Avery) 
•    2016      HPSC UGA Art Competition Winners, Turner Gallery, Athens, GA
•    2016      Student Art Competition Art Show, Botanical Garden Visitor Center, Athens, GA  

AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS

•    2022      Block Grant, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst MA

•    2021      Juror's Prize, New Directions 2021, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie New York (Juror: Vivian Li) 

•    2021     1st place, National Juried Exhibition, Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, Maryland (Juror: Margaret 

                    Winslow)

•     2021     3rd place, Printin', St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, Missouri (Juror: Aaron Coleman)

•    2018      Thompson Summer Fellowship

•    2016      Cortona Art Incentive Scholarship

PUBLICATIONS
 

•    2021    Create! Magazine, Featured Artist: Issue 27 

•    2019    VoyageHouston "Art & Life with Hannah Duggan", January 23

•    2018     Friend of the Artist Magazine, Featured Artist, Volume 5
•    2016     “2016 Fl3tch3r exhibit catalog” Reese Museum

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

•    2022     Presenter, Art Matters Artist Talks, Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick Maryland 


 

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