2010 MFA Public Practice, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA 

2004 BA Studio Art and Art History, University of Minnesota-Morris Morris, MN 

2003 Arts and Culture Study, School of International Training Accra, Ghana 

2002 Level 2 Language Certificate, Universita di Straneri a Perugia, Perugia, Italy 


April 2013-present

Artist traveling "Walk with ME" project. Published first Artist Book June 25, 2013. 

July 2012–March 2013

Communication Arts Office Manager, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA 

Produced guest lectures including coordinating travel and accommodations

Managed all communications with faculty and students, contracts, honoraria, budget and purchase requisitions

Promoted department online through social media and the school’s website


Visiting Artist Critic for MFA Fine Art, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA 

Meeting with MFA graduate students in regular studio visits to discuss their work 


Curatorial Fellow, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA 

Produced exhibition openings, workshops, and symposiums, including the “Still Doin’ It: Fannin’ the Flames of the Woman’s Building” symposium 

Assisted with budget maintenance, maintained office records, and database of permissions for 300+ images for publications 

Assisted with installation of exhibitions 

Prepared artist agreements, condition reports, loan agreements, and purchase orders 

Assisted in all curatorial tasks (archive visits, checklist, production of events, communications) for the exhibition Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building, part of the Getty’s Initiative Pacific Standard Time 

2010–2011 Assistant Teacher/Mentor, Integrated Learning, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA 

Kite Making class, assisted Tom Van Sant 

Mentor for Rise Above Plastics (2 sections) 

2009-2010 Teaching Assistant, Environmental Design Studio, Integrated Learning, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Developed lesson plans, documented projects, and taught classes

Led online teaching modules to enhance the effectiveness of classes 



Invoking LA…, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA 

Presented the work of seven artists who use the fast-cut editing techniques and formats of reality TV shows, commercials, and music videos in an effort to summon the divine 

Room Nature, Otis College of Art and Design Gallery, Custom Hotel, Los Angeles, CA 

Hotel room turned gallery turned back into a hotel room…made of art work 


 This Little Piggy…, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Looked at alternative consumer culture through objects of resistance and reflection 

Venice Art Night, Danny’s Deli, Venice Art Crawl, Venice, CA 

Curation of two video reels 




Walker Open Fields

Walk with Me Walks

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


June 29

Walk with ME

Fox Egg Gallery


Feb 2

(Freaks of) Nature is Sexy

Group show of Drawings, Sculpture, Painting and Photography

1916 Venice Gallery


Actions, Conversations, and Intersections with Suzanne Lacy

Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery

Installation of Laton Project

Produced video of interviews for exhibit

High Noon

Bolsky Gallery

Group Show of Contemporary Video Works

Designed Poster for Exhibit


18th Street Art Night

Showcase of Laton Project through video, outdoor projections, and large-scale photographs

Assistant Producer of Project



joysparks & talismans

Amazon Bookstore, Minneapolis, MN

Portraits made out of fiber materials shown with paintings by Andrea Deese




at Middle East through Out of the Blue Gallery

Mixed media painting on the theme of transformation. Transforming painting through the use of non-traditional mediums and in content transforming the self



September 2012-Present

"Walk with ME"

Hand Holding/Walking performance. Started in LA, travelled to 9 cities on the East Coast. Next stop Half Moon Bay, California. Then Europe. 

July 12-13

"LABOR-ation" in "New Shoes #3" at Highways Performance Space

Directed and performed in 10 minute experimental 

Santa Monica

April 13

Ben Maltz Gallery


Ambient Sound Performance for Opening of "This Side of the 405"

Los Angeles

September 1
Long Beach Soundwalk
"In Search of the Miraculous 3" 

our homage to Bas Jan Ader; Mobile Karaoke unit performance

May 12


Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles 

April 13-14

Rachel Rosenthal Workshop Performance

Two Duets by Elizabeth Yochim and Paige Tighe


Oct 2

Trepass Parade

Collaboration with West of Rome and the Getty
part of the Pacific Standard Time initiative
Pedestal & the All Girl Band as performers with our Pop Kart

Oct 1

Long Beach Soundwalk

Mobile Karaoke unit performance

September 9

Public Practice BootCamp at 18th Street Art Center

Mo’ Money Mo Problems: Financial Ruin with Pedestal & the All Girl Band Participatory Karaoke Event

Feb 26

Vox Performance at Craftswomanhouse
Pedestal and the All Girl Band performance Pop song cheerleading

Feb 19

Life? During Wartime
Kristi Engle Gallery
Pedestal and the All Girl Band performance Participatory Karaoke event


August 14

Chaos Confounded
Highways Performance Space
Solo Performance in fundraiser created by Barbara T Smith

Aug 5-6

NOW Festival 2010: Week Three
Dancer in Hana van der Kolk’s Solo "Once More, Again, One"
choreographed tasks turn cliché metaphors into a poetic landscape of movement, sound and unexpected associations

May 27

Nor Or: A Collective of Chakra Practices for the Full Moon Pieter PASD Directed by Carol MacDowell
With Jerri Allyn, Mariel Carranza, Simone Gad, Candice Lin, Carol McDowell, Nancy Popp, and Christine Suarez

Jan 21

Mushroom Dance, for FungiFest2010,”
event for “A.I.R.-Machine Project
Dancer in dance choreographed by Hana von der Kolk for Mushroom Night at the Hammer


Nov 21

MOCA 30th Anniversary Performance with My Barbarian

Performer/Dancer, performed three dances under the direction of Hana von der Kolk, and Dancer in Finale for My Barbarian

Hold Your Mud, L.A., Highways Performance Space Performance by Barbara t Smith,
Performer and Slide Show Conductor


Beach Groove
Participant in Christine Suarez’s public group dance From Venice to the Santa Monica Pier



Dancing in Public Parks: Ozone Park and Baldwin Hills Overlook, Santa Monica and Culver City, CA 

Collaboration with Christine Suarez 

Movement explorations in public space with Rebecca Alson-Milkman, Ally Voye and Elizabeth Yochim 

Portable Cities Projects Residency, LACE, Hollywood, CA 

Organized an 8 month movement workshop series with local dancers and artists in collaboration with Jules Rochelle 

Led two workshops 

POP: Pedestal & The All Girl Band, 18th Street Art Night, Santa Monica, CA 

Karaoke interventions at the grounds of 18th Street’s next Art Night. 

Karaoke Mixed Tape: Pedestal & The All Girl Band, Barnsdall Gallery, Hollywood, CA 

Produced a karaoke party as part of the Actions, Conversations, and Intersections show 


Reunion: Reunión/Laton Live, Laton, CA and Los Angeles, CA 

Production Manager for nine-month community collaborative directed by Suzanne Lacy 

Managed team of eight artists in organizing workshops, art projects, video shoots, and events with the community of Laton, CA 

Assistant Producer of Laton Live, the culminating event including large performances and live music, directed by Suzanne Lacy 


Basic knowledge of Italian and Spanish 

Proficient in Adobe Design Suite, Microsoft Suite, Final Cut Pro, WordPress, Quick Books, web content management 


Walk with ME Artist Book published June 2013

Itty Bitty Rituals:Holding Hands from Coast to Coast

This Side of the 405 Blog

Invoking LA review: 

Laton Live Review: