I am a prospective grad student looking to teach and create art, photography, & music for all of my life.
Although I am a native Canadian, I have lived in the New York Tri-State Area for most of my life. I am so lucky to have the greatest city in the world by my side. I also have a very soft spot for San Francisco, Honolulu, and Pittsburgh.
I studied and earned a B.A. in Art Practice ’11 at University of California – Berkeley. During my time there, I encompassed my liberal art studies in anthropology, philosophy, psychology, art history, foreign languages, and sciences into my artmaking.
My other interests and passions include playing piano/guitar/ukulele, filming everything beautiful, reading, writing, watching films, writing postcards, scouting for new music, funding other people's projects, shooting archery, surfing, biking, tennis, and the occasional gaming.
However, my greatest inspirations come from traveling, meeting people, having great conversations, and seeing the world, even on my doorsteps.
I cannot imagine life without creation. Thank you for sharing your time with me.
Favourite Visual Artist
+ Kara Walker + Norman Rockwell + Ansel Adams + Shepard Fairey + Leonardo Da Vinci + Vincent van Gogh + Allan Kaprow
+ The Lion King + The Lord of the Rings + Into the Wild + Crash + American Beauty + V for Vendetta + Waking Life + My Neighbor Totoro + Mean Girls + The Incredibles + City of God + American History X + Spirited Away + Lost and Delirious + Pocahontas + Etc
Favourite TV Shows
+ Avatar: The Last Airbender + The O.C. + Tom and Jerry + Glee + Bones + Skins (UK) + 30 Rock + Heroes + Grey's Anatomy
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
+ Death Cab for Cutie + As Tall as Lions + A Fine Frenzy + The Album Leaf + Maroon 5 + Shiny Toy Guns + Anberlin + Innerpartysystem + Hellogoodbye + Aqualung + Barcelona + Circa Survive + Across the Universe + Anchor & Braille + Avenue Q + Between the Tre
+ Anything Roald Dahl + The Stranger + The Catcher in the Rye + Stargirl + The Perks of Being a Wallflower + A Streetcar Named Desire + Are We There Yet? + Brave New World + Speak + Harry Potter + White Fang + The Count of Monte Cristo + Animorphs
+ Roald Dahl + Tennessee Williams + Jack London + Marjane Satrapi + Adrian Tomine + Charles Dickens
+ Monopoly + Scrabble + God of War + Kingdom Hearts + Call of Duty + Cards Against Humanity + Risk + Cybots
Favourite Gaming Platform
+ iPad + iPhone + PS3 + PS2 + PSP + Wii
Tools of the Trade
An unfortunately long list...
+ Music + Travel + Language + Memory + Dreams + Strangers + Human Connection + Public Transportation + Identity + Life + Death + Drugs + Sex + Sexuality + Gender + Race + Culture + Society + Religion + Food + Politics + Disabilities + Animals + Nature