Ceramics, Ceramic 3D printing, Sculpture and installation, Digital and traditional craft practices, 3D printing, Textiles and Soft sculpture, Mixed media sculpture, Installation; Art and Mathematics, Art and the Human Body; Interdisciplinary concepts and practices in contemporary studio art.
My practice encompasses studio-based — spatial, material, and technological — explorations and relational investigations, including research and archiving, collaboration and community making.
Working in the expanded field of visual art, research and making are interconnected forms of inquiry through which I engage with scientific, philosophical, cultural, and personal questions. In recent years, I have been collaborating widely outside of my discipline: with scientists, mathematicians, designers, writers, and technophiles.
My work focuses on knowledge-making processes by individuals, groups, and societies. These may take forms as diverse as environmental interventions; collaborations with factory workers, writers, mathematicians, and various communities; an international word-exchange; a mock corporation or a functioning digital research lab; but they also share a larger context of investigation into how we create connections of various kinds with which to learn from one another and make sense of things.
I am interested in questions like: What kind of knowledge is attainable through direct experience, physical labor, and other actions of the body? What is the nature of the understanding that abstract theory and logic brings us but direct experience cannot grasp? Where does tacit learning reside?; and Which truths are more authentic, more practical, expressible, and useful? Through these questions, I can also explore the psychology and socio-economy of labor and reflect on how epistemological questions have been framed and reframed over time in neuroscience, art, mathematics, and philosophy.
Teaching + Mentoring
Whether working with beginner or more advanced students, my goal in teaching is the same: guiding students through the process of exploration and immersion in building a toolkit of conceptual and practical skills, which then could be applied for a wide variety of creative contexts.
I mentor extensively in cross-disciplinary domains through the Husky Leadership Certificate program and through Slip Rabbit Studio, a digital ceramics research studio and makerspace that I founded in early 2017.