i curate to engage a broad audience in a rigorous and diverse dialogue within the visual and sound art landscape. i concentrate on multi-cultural, cross-generational and multi-faceted projects that work with artists from varied backgrounds, levels of training and mediums. connections can be subtle at times, but the dialogue is multi-layered. i create experiences that allow the viewer to contemplate their surroundings, with exhibition layouts sensitive to the spaces they occupy. my more minimal environments tend to allow each work to speak clearly, while offering a harmonious dialogue to reach all viewers. i incorporate enriching programs in traditional and more non-traditional spaces, including opportunities to engage with artists directly, converse with community members and delve deeper into topics, bringing visual conversations outside the gallery.
building community is central to everything i do as an artist, curator and educator. once i get to know a community, i work with members and leaders to build programs that help to balance visual, cultural and social deficits in an effort to help correct imbalances, broaden discussions and priorities and instigate action.
i have a rigorous practice of viewing exhibits and meeting artists, thereby giving me a chance to broaden my depth of the contemporary. when working with artists i prefer to challenge their studio practice in a way that brings them to a new space within their own dialogue by encouraging the exhibition of new work, or developing something in a new direction. as an artist myself, i know how important these opportunities are to the growth of one’s practice. the goal is to find pertinence in each exhibiting moment, for the audience and for the artists, and to allow an exciting exchange of ideas through visual (and audible) language and programming around each exhibit.