This summer I will be heading back home to the Great Plains to create photographs for my Thesis exhibition in my last year of graduate school! Since I was little I have loved to go out on the road and take photographs of what I see. I have been missing the Wall Drug billboards that line South Dakota’s highways and enticing images of the “World’s Only Corn Palace!” Roadside attractions are spaces that exist to accompany the journey; I am making them my destinations.
During the month of July, I will be heading back home accompanied by my boyfriend, Tim, and brave dog, Winnie! We will be creating art along the way and collecting as many souvenirs as our car can handle. This trip is to create photographs of roadside attractions to complete my Thesis exhibition. The exhibition itself will take place in March 2020 but I will be completing research, photographs, prints, and writing to support this throughout my third year of school.
Unfortunately, this trip is not paid for and I need to fundraise. I have items for sale on my website, including prints, postcards (created and sent during the trip), and maps, or if you can make a donation at GoFundMe.
Anything you can spare can help! Or, if you cannot give funds, I would love any information about places to stop, I would love to hear about them!
#treatamericaproject is finally wrapping up! I was honored to have been selected to represent Kansas, my birth state, in this photography exhibition. A photographer was selected to represent each state; over the past year, we did an Instagram takeover. You can see the full project @treatamericaproject. Images will be on display in NYC at Foley Gallery in January and OSNY Project Space in February. The images will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be given to a charity of the photographer’s choice! See more images and the participants here.
I was very excited to get IO Lit’s Volume One publication over winter break! I’m lucky to have 709 Dickinson Avenue included with many other wonderful narratives and images. You can find more information about IO Lit here.
Taxidermy is now on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art! I’m so honored to have been one of the students chosen in the Parks Pictures series. You can read my statement as well as see the other works chosen here - or take a walk in the park to view them for yourself!
Church from my series Revitalization was on display in Rome, Italy during November! I was lucky enough to be a part of The Essential at Millepiani Gallery. You can see more shots of the exhibition here.
I’m very excited to have been included in Light Leaked’s Flawed Beings exhibition, juried by Michael Kirchoff. Two prints from my series adaptations are included. These were my first attempt at allowing myself to be honest and flawed. You can view it here.