Bio & Statement

I’m an artist and writer. I curate and publish books.

I have been an artist my entire life.  My artistic practice is complex. It encompasses research, live art, painting, photography, sculpture, sound art, video and installations. For many years now, my practice has been in the grey area between art and activism. Paraphrasing Hannah Arendt in The Human Condition, the public sphere is a dynamic and ever changing and through speaking and acting others we confirm our place in the world and affirm the importance of others.

 I’m a cross media and multimedia artist and art historian. My  art and poetry gives new meanings and draws categories themselves into question through transformative juxtapositions.  Ephemeral, social and institutional critique are  areas of artistic process  and research. Different spaces and places are used for exhibition. Many projects straddle the line between  site specific and serial.  With an emphasis over the years to work that’s installations and  participatory performances (interactive).

 I have  exhibited internationally: I’m…who are you? Oh, so sorry. Nothing will happen to me? in the Research Pavilion in Venice.  13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird site specific installations in Florence, Valencia, Berlin, London, New York City, Chile and Southern California. Offerings project was a participating .net project at Ars Electronica.  Found Punctuation was screened at the Tate Modern in 2007. Sound Art Limo and Critical Conversations in a Limo were part of Melbourne International Arts Festival in 2007.

I’ve  written and edited books and papers that include: Attached to the Mouse, 2006 and catalogue essay in, “Disney and Pop” in Once Upon a Time Walt Disney Studio; Artistic Bedfellows, edited, 2008.

My  Ph.D.  is from the University of Essex in Art History and Theory, B.A and M.A. in Economics and M.S. in Behavioral Science from UCLA. From 2004-2006, I  was a non-clinical Fellow at NYU Medical School Psychoanalytic Center. I  taught at UCLA in the Art Department and SVA.

I  founded and direct AC Institute, a non-profit space for experimental work in NYC that was in Chelsea for 7 years and is now in midtown.

I was born in California, had moved a lot as an child and adult. I lived  in New York City environs for 21 years. I’m now back in California.

I’m  a member of AICA-US chapter.


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