The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
My work takes relationships as its main focus. I want to employ personal experience in order to relate to larger social and political realities. Plein-air painting, on-site photography, drawing from life, and first-person narrative texts all place the artist (me) at the site of the work's making. I am witness to the event, and am implicated in these activities. My work can be broken down into projects, which are made up of related works in series, each in a specific medium. Relationships between the projects and individual works create networks of associations and meaning.
As an artist and a writer, I steer my projects in relation to what I feel is important to make now, in our current moment in contemporary art. After the resurgence of abstraction, would the opposite swing of the pendulum be a return to real life, lived experience? If so, what would be the impact of a queer, autobiographical work today? What relationship is safe enough to make it the subject of one’s work?