In my current practice, I work as the sole artist amidst a group of several dozen computer science researchers and students in an advanced visualization laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. As such, my studio practice is rather non-traditional, occupying spaces and environments both physical and virtual. I spend my days at the lab programming: writing software for controlling large, multichannel audio installations, creating interactive multitouch applications, and driving interdisciplinary engagement and collaboration between computer artists and computer scientists.
I received my BFA with Distinction in Digital Arts in 2008 from the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington. While at DXARTS, I studied with Shawn Brixey, Richard Karpen, Juan Pampin, Josh Parmenter and Stephanie Andrews.
I received an MFA in Electronic Visualization/New Media Arts from the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I studied with Daniel Sauter, Sabrina Raaf and Drew Browning.