Born 1986 St. Paul, Minnesota, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

BFA - Maryland Institute College of Art, 2009

MFA - Brooklyn College, 2011

I love playing the role of the storyteller. My paintings weave narratives, tear them apart, and string them back together again to create new fantasies and allegories. The stories in my paintings are inspired by eclectic sources: from Japanese animation to British literature, from traditional fairy tales and myths to everyday life. My heroines are often angelic creatures but can also be evil sorceresses. All are complicated and misunderstood. I use paint to knit together these ethereal beings into their environment and give them life in the physical world.