Since graduating two years ago, I've found a home in Seattle's DIY art scene. I moved here in the fall of 2013, and almost immediately got involved in a collective of LGBTQ artists called Lion's Main. Through this outlet, I collaborate in curating multi-media pop-up shows, organizing film festivals, and hosting workshops and skill-shares. Most importantly, it provides a supportive community in which I can continue to produce art. I work out of a shared studio space in my neighborhood. At the studio, I paint, but I've also had the opportunity to create site-specific installations through Seattle's underground music scene, and through a couple different DIY feminist organizations. These various communities have helped give me the confidence to pursue more formal opportunities, and I've had work in a handful of group shows as well.
Right now, I'm piecing together a portfolio with which I can apply to graduate programs. I am, however, equally stimulated by my local context, and by figuring out the complex ways in which I choose to interact with that context. I'm also apprenticing to be a framer, and in my spare time (if there is any), I DJ techno music.