I am a Minnesota artist working primarily with traditional and contemporary print media. Since receiving my MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2010, I have been creating works on paper, running a small gallery, building a stone cabin, slowly building a rural print shop in southern MN, and exhibiting work nationally and internationally. I am currently an Associate Professor of Printmaking at Minnesota State University – Mankato, Minnesota.
As an artist, I am interested how humans manipulate and label the land. How time, politics, and social change alter the context of both natural and inhabited locations. By combining personal experience with historical investigation, I build layered landscape narratives to reflect on an uncomfortable disconnect between contemporary Americans and the history of the land. I utilize a range of drawing, printmaking, and sculptural processes to facilitate these ideas.