Thrilled to be interviewed by Michael Kirchoff in conjunction with the CENTER Awards. Thank you to Michael for his thought-provoking questions and featuring my series, The Dadabyte Theater on Catalyst: Interviews and CENTER for their support. The interview can be read here.
Oct 26, 2020
Delighted to present my work alongside these incredible artists for the 2nd season of The Eye. The outdoor public screening opens this Thursday, October 29th from 6-8 pm at 12504 Greene Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Please see press release below for more details.
Oct 21, 2020
The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) is hosting their 5th Annual Fundraising Gala (virtually) on October 24th. LACP is a non-profit arts center dedicated to advancing the photographic medium, as well as offering public programs focused on under-served children. Tickets to the online gala are available at lacphoto.org or you can also go to artsy.net/LACP to bid on some amazing work (bidding closes on October 29th).
Oct 19, 2020
My warmest thanks to CENTER for the opportunity to share my work and for all who tuned in to the photographer presentations on October 17th, your affects were leaking through the screen! So appreciate your attendance and support!
Thank you also to Mary Statzer, Curator of Prints and Photographs, UNM Art Museum, for being such a fantastic moderator for the event!
For those who may have missed the presentations, the live recorded event can be viewed here.
Oct 6, 2020
Sep 16, 2020
Colorado Photographic Arts Center Virtual Benefit Auction & Closing Night Party - Sept 16th through Oct 1st
Sep 15, 2020
Sep 4, 2020
Aug 11, 2020
Warmest congratulations to all!
Jun 16, 2020
Jun 11, 2020
May 16, 2020
Apr 30, 2020
Feb 5, 2020
Los Angeles Convention Center - South Hall
1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
BBAX Booth 725 I 824
"All Women Are Dangerous II,” at Building Bridges Art Exchange. A group show organized by Marisa Caichiolo brings together art by women photographers exploring questions of identity and gender presentation. Participants include Aline Smithson, Brandy Trigueros, J.K. Lavin and many more. Through Sunday. Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2, Santa Monica, buildingbridgesartexchange.org/"
Jan 2, 2020
Jan 1, 2020
Dec 15, 2019
Building Bridges Art Exchange
at Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, Unit F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Nov 25, 2019
Exhibition dates are 12.14.19 - 02.08.20
Opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 14, 5 - 8pm
Presented by Building Bridges Art Exchange
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, Unit F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
"The exhibition focuses on the use of photography as a vehicle to explore all the issues of gender presentation and also self identity exploration. While some of the featured artists have a conceptual or experimental approach, others have opted for the traditional photographic process. The common thread is that they all have established a very intimate and personal photographic discussion." -Marisa Caichiolo, Curator
Oct 2, 2019
The exhibition dates are November 2 - December 21, 2019 with a walk through with Paula from 4 - 5pm on November 2nd and a reception following. I hope you can join us!
Center for Photographic Art
San Carlos and 9th Avenue
Carmel, CA 93921
Sep 10, 2019
Jul 30, 2019
I am so thankful to have been blessed with immensely loving, hardworking, and creative parents as roles models throughout the 29 and 32 years we were able to spend together on this great spinning planet, I’d give anything just to hug them both right now and remind them of this gift. A few of my fondest memories include watching classic films, thrift store shopping and sculpting miniatures with my mother, who at one point ran a home business making elaborate memory boxes. It was mesmerizing watching her work on them. And climbing trees with my father. His were long (but well loved) days spent in nature taming unruly brambles in his efforts of utmost import: rooting out of naughty fire-causing sprites and fairies (naughty, naughty. Tsk, tsk.) Naturally, his inspiration was my grandfather, a Fire Chief. It was from the back of my father’s pick-up truck with his Polaroid camera in hand where I first became transfixed by the photographic medium.
Art school was always a dream for me, especially since it never really seemed a financially viable one. Once I had the opportunity through scholarships, savings and the allotted time, I was initially slightly hesitant to return to academia because of my age. Kind of embarrassing to admit this but I just want to say never let age, fear (or…) define your potential for meaning. Invest in yourself in whatever form that takes for you. The intellectual and creative chemistry at CalArts was such a mind-bending and rewarding experience. Relationships were forever forged. ❤️
Thank you to all of the exemplary educators, colleagues, and staff at CalArts and everyone who has contributed to my personal and artistic growth by offering positive reinforcement or suggestions, invaluable insight, to look at ways to genuinely connect and critically ground my work to the world at large, and the many heartwarming hugs.