Solo Work

How to Make a Feminist Reading Group for Two

Page submitted to a feminist discussion group in Providence RI, for a Zine they are creating (2014). Do try this at home (and please send email if you would like a PDF copy to print).

Que Serra

Each year the Mattress Factory museum in Pittsburgh throws a themed Urban Garden Party as one of its major fundraising efforts, and invited artists are given objects to transform into works of art for a silent auction. In 2014, horseshoes were distributed for a Wild West theme. Using shape as a cue, my contribution was Que Serra, a small sculpture commemorating the placement of Richard Serra's Tilted Arc on Javits Plaza in New York City. The massive site-specific sculpture was controversially removed in 1989 following a lawsuit, and placed in storage.

[learn more about the removal of Tilted Arc]

2014 Artist of the Year

America's Least Livable City

I'm pleased to announced that through a nomination and jury process I've been selected as Pittsburgh Artist of the Year 2014 by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. This is a huge honor, and a unique opportunity to show new work. A solo show, America's Least Livable City, and other works, will open in Pittsburgh May 9, 2014.

About the show: In 1985 when Rand McNally first singled out Pittsburgh as “America's Most Livable City,” the artist's hometown of Yuba City, California was ranked dead last. The townspeople were indignant, but responded with humor and imagination. America's Least Livable City is a multimedia installation that explores the struggles of everyday life and the community cohesion that still occurs when the outside world disregards you. I will also show archival material from my work with the subRosa art collective, and a miscellany of new works.

What's Next?

I am currently developing a new installation that will use my home town (twice voted America's Least Livable City) as a semi-autobiographical entry point to explore selective histories of life and death in the Central Valley of California. Look for a Pittsburgh premiere in spring of 2014.