Much like online image based bulletin board systems, places where content is endlessly submitted; ATLAS/b/ is a continuous work in progress. The imagery will build, change, and overlap as semiotics are collected and organized. This mapping will track my personal pictographic script as we move towards a predominantly image based society.
In August of 2015, I flew to Tucson, Arizona to interview commercial artist Lisa Frank. Lisa and I grew up in the same suburbs of Detroit, Michigan and both attended Cranbrook Schools, built by the late Eliel Saarinen. I learned we share an affinity for Memphis furniture. I’ll never forget her rabbit ballerinas on my elementary school folders.
In September of 2012 Art Modell died. I only know this because the Baltimore Ravens made it to the Super Bowl that year and my boyfriend at the time happened to like football. I would scroll through girls on Tumblr while he watched. When I looked up I saw Raven’s players making passes, pyrotechnics going off behind them, like Gods. They were all wearing “Art” patches. “Why the fuck are they wearing ‘Art’ patches?” Andy said “Art’s dead.”
I was given the opportunity to guest edit Issue #3 of FOUNDATIONS Magazine, a young art based publication out of New York. My grandmother, businesswoman Florine Mark, ended up on the cover. I wrote personal prose to accompany the photo story on the inside. She was CEO of the Weight Watchers Group when I was growing up. Her driver would take us to and from temple on the High Holy Days. Minoru Yamasaki designed Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan as well as The World Trade Center.
I’m into remnants of contemporary life. I also like mapping human habits, particularly ones associated to nostalgia. Do you see me when you see a bag of Haribo yet?
Or the fear of empty spaces- it’s connected to fairy painter Richard Dadd. There’s also William Morris wallpaper to think about, and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Skylar Neese, a 16 year old girl from Star City, West Virginia, was murdered by her two best friends on July 6, 2012. The girls had picked Skylar up for a late night drive, committed the murder, then left her body in the woods nearby. I watched news reports on YouTube in the summer of 2013. Paul Walker died in a car accident November of that same year.
I’ll never get over Tim Riggins. I had just graduated from the School of Visual Arts, was interning at Gavin Brown, and would come home at night to watch Friday Night Lights. Between episodes I liked looking at girls on Tumblr.
I was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1988 and received my BFA in Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts in New York. Following graduation, I worked at Gavin Brown’s enterprise while maintaining a studio practice. In 2015, I acted as contributing guest editor of FOUNDATIONS Magazine Issue #3, an art based publication, which launched last September at MoMA PS1. I featured my grandmother as the cover star, accompanied by personal prose. As well, I interviewed commercial artist Lisa Frank, at her headquarters in Tucson, Arizona for the FOUNDATIONS website. The article was reviewed by New York Magazine, ArtNet, and The Creators Project/Vice. My zines, Lovesick Rodeo and Joyride, are featured in The Newsstand, part of the Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. I hung one of my Gold-Bears paintings at The MoMA on December 8th, 2015, in a special exhibition titled Zine Time, curated by Pau Wau Publications. This year I have shown works at Frieze NYC, The Armory Show, and exhibited my first solo show “Good Buy Human” at the The Breeder Gallery in Athens, Greece.
BFA School of Visual Arts New York, New York
2016, Good Buy Human, The Breeder Gallery, Athens, Greece
2016, Frieze NYC, The Breeder Gallery Booth, New York, New York
2016, The Armory Show, The Breeder Gallery Booth, New York, New York
2016, Featured in The Newsstand in Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
2015, Drawings/Fridges, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
2015, Together Forever, 132 Eldridge St, New York, New York (curated by Scarlett Connolly and Taylor Trabulus)
2015, You Wont Believe…, Division Gallery, Montreal, Canada
2014, Preview, CK2 Gallery, Montreal, Canada
2014, Thanks For Nothing, Muddguts Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2014, Freize London, Salon 94 Booth in collaboration with The Smile Face Museum, London
2014, New City Art, 335 West Broadway, New York, New York
2014, Pussy Pat, Muddguts Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2014, A Massive Swelling, Muddguts Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2013, Kairos, Red Bull Music Academy, New York, New York,
2013, The Example, Bleeker Street Arts Club, New York. New York
2013, CKTV, curated by Cleopatra’s Gallery, BAM, Brooklyn, New York
2013, CKTV, curated by Cleopatra’s Gallery representing Brooklyn: City Pavilion of the 9th Shanghai Biennale, China
2012, CKTV, curated by Cleopatra’s Gallery, Tandem Bar, Brooklyn, New York