I am an art enthusiast who believes that the creation of art and scholarship about art practice are crucial to unraveling contemporary social structures. I currently live in Madison, Wisconsin where I am the Gallery Coordinator for three public gallery spaces in Overture Center for the Arts. I also work for the City of Madison as a database designer, leading a project to make the publicly owned art collection available online through a collection management system. I am currently looking for a fulfilling work experience in a museum or gallery where I can use my organizational, project management and communication skills to enrich cultural dialogue.
I recently completed a second MA degree in Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with an emphasis on art librarianship. Through this program I learned value skills needed to organize, locate and use information in all its forms. Part of my coursework included the Library & Information Literacy Instruction(LILI) program, which provided me with the opportunity to develop my teaching skills through assisting and teaching library instruction workshops to undergraduate students.
My art related research explores public artwork and sites of art production that are immersed into the landscape. Most recently I completed a historical analysis of the City of Madison art programs, and argued for the need for a percent for art ordinance. I have also written on the site-specific sculptures of Nancy Holt, the immersive environments of James Turrell, and the picturesque works at Hic Terminus Haeret: The Garden of Daniel Spoerri. My thesis for the Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) explored the role of the past in the present through an investigation of the pedagogical institution Mildred's Lane in the upper Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania.
String installation by HOTTEA, Eaux Claires Festival 2015.