photo by zann gates

photo by zann gates

Residing in Sacramento, California at the #lakeviewartcomplex

Born in Berkeley, California : 1977

I create work that explores both the common ground and outliers in the relationship between the analog and digital worlds. I wrestle and pollinate the archive. Chasing collapse one click at a time. Discovery of the human in artificial and vice-versa is a compelling driver.

I find inspiration in human interest stories, modern art and architecture, network hackers, bioengineering, energy extraction, things we are losing or have lost and foolish, reckless love.

Recent graduate from the Art Practice – New Genres MFA program at Stanford University where I utilized archival research, live storytelling / performance as component to digitally oriented art projects. Attempts to conjure aura of physical artifacts to coax digital manifestations with same. Finding moving forward towards an end is not ultimately allowed — what is seen is almost always out of reach. How can digital practice help stitch the gap between the spaces we inhabit in dialogue with the many times other people have experienced the same space in different moments and memories?

Of special interest is researching architecturally notable homes that have been demolished, or are “missing”. In particular, the output of Central Valley regional architects, focusing on the mid-to late 1950’s work of Carter Sparks AIA

Education :

Stanford University 2016 MFA Art Practice

Art Center 2001 BFA Illustration with Honors

Illustration Client List :

WIRED, Sony, The New York Times, Target, VISA, w+k tokyolab, Variety, Fast Company, Outside, Men’s Health, Runner’s World, McSweeny’s, The Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, ESPN, Entertainment Weekly, San Francisco Magazine, Bicycling, Fortune, Computer Gaming World, Money, MIT Technology Review, SPIN, Business Week, Seattle Metropolitan, Backpacker among others

Selected Awards and Press :

Submerge Magazine March 2013 : In Defense of Digital

Computer Arts Mag April 2011

3X3 Mag Issue 14 2010 Feature

idPure Mag Special Edition 2006 Feature

American Illustration 20 . 23 . 25 . 26 . 29 . 32

Society of Illustrators Scholarship : 2002

Boingboing.net Feature : 11/11/2003

Changethethought.com Feature : 04/13/09 + 08/05/09

Selected Gallery Shows :

2012

untitled @ shimo center for the arts, sacramento, ca. dec 2012

2008

convergence zones @ merry karnowsky gallery, berlin. oct 2008.

2006

untitled @ junc gallery, with oksana badrak. nov 2006, los angeles, ca

the romance of 0 and 1 @ compound gallery, with erik sandberg. jan 2006, portland, or

2004

spinning yarn @ riviera gallery, a group show with camille rose garcia, jeff soto, ryan sanchez, martha rich, rachel salomon. oct 2004, brooklyn, ny

recent works @ merry karnowsky gallery, with kent williams. sept 2004, los angeles, ca

inbred @ junc gallery, a group show with jordan crane, rachell sumpter, tara macpherson, robert bellm and more. july 2004, los angeles, ca

soft luck @ compound gallery a group show w/ rachell sumpter, oksana badrak and sun an. jan 2004, portland, or

2003

greatest album covers that never were, a traveling group show. june 2003 @ the rock and roll hall of fame oct 2003 @ track 16

untitled show @ the wine room, with robert bellm, july 2003, irvine, ca

robots have feelings too, @ culture cache gallery, a group show curated by jeff soto , april 2003 ,san francisco, ca

damsels and detritus, merry karnowsky gallery, march 2003, los angeles, ca, with viktor koen

new talent for the new year, squareblue art, jan 2003, newport beach, ca [group show]

2002

holiday bliss, merry karnowsky gallery, dec 2002, los angeles, ca. [group show]
reddish
, plush @ the key club, nov 2002, los angeles, ca. [solo show]

imagenetic, @ culture cache gallery , june, 2002, san francisco, ca. [group show]

cannibal flower’s art bar, may 9, 2002, los angeles, ca. [group show]

new york society of illustrators student scholarship competition 2002 show, society of illustrators, may 2002, new york, ny. [group show]

frequent contributor to cannibal flower traveling shows.