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Bio

I am originally from Buffalo, NY and am residing in Ann Arbor, MI. I have a Bachelor's in Psychology from Cornell University and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University. I was formerly a ballet corps dancer with the Neglia Ballet Artists, a Buffalo-based company. Currently, I work as a gallery assistant at the Ann Arbor Art Center. 

I enjoy working mainly with the figure. The concepts for my work are inspired largely by my studies in psychology. My paintings are derived from personal and observed experiences ranging from my identity as a Native American to social issues such as sexism, domestic violence and racial discrimination.  The images have a nightmarish quality.  They relay internalized conflict, often involving the aftermath of traumatic experiences. I choose to work with oil paint because it allows me to portray the surreal naturalistically. My current work depicts women in undefined spaces encountering emotional obstacles.