Raggedy Ann to Real Doll 2017, Los Angeles (video installation)

2017, photo: Curt Lemieux
2017, photo: Curt Lemieux

From to June 3rd-10th, 2017, video documentation from my performance, Raggedy Ann to Real Doll was on display at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions as part of Irrational Exhibits 10th  Anniversary: Mapping the Divide, curated and produced by Deborah Oliver. In  Raggedy Ann to Real Doll,  I constructed a storefront operating theater at LACE as one of America’s most beloved dolls went under the knife.  I examined how we negotiate our idea of personal identity in an ever-shifting landscape of technologies that can drastically alter and re-map the body. Projected video and the remote voyeurism from a live stream provided multiple onsite and virtual opportunities for spectatorship.

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Bernie & the Revolution, LA (exhibition)

From May 27th-June 5th, 2016, my painting, Bernie Sanders Is Fingerlickin Good (which had been previously shown at Future Studio Gallery and  featured in the HuffPost) was part of  Bernie & The Revolution, a group exhibition at Fachapatoto in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. The exhibition was also a fundraiser for the presidential primary campaign of Bernie Sanders.

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Puppet Up! Uncensored, Los Angeles (puppeteer, improv performer)

On October 26th, 2015, I performed in Puppet Up! Uncensored for a special private viewing of friends and family on the Charlie Chaplin Sound Stage at the Jim Henson Company Lot in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

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DCA 2016 COLA Fellowship (support)

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(In)/Animate Objects, 2016, Photo: Alex Griffin

On June 29th. 2015, I was awarded the 2015-2016 DCA (Department of Cultural Affairs) COLA (City of Los Angeles) Master Artist Fellowship. The funding supported my work on (In)/Animate Objects, a performative installation I created for the 2016 COLA Fellowship Exhibition at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. In conjunction with the exhibition, I gave an artist-talk hosted by Allison de Fren, was interviewed by LA Times High School Insider, reviewed in Artillery Magazine and included in the COLA20 retrospective book and exhibition.
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Improvatorium – 7/13, Los Angeles (improv performer)

The July 25th, 2013 edition of  Improvatorium – The Next Generation featured Chris Sheets, Debra Eckloff, Alexandra Hoover, Frank Banz, Javier Estrella, and Paul O’Flaherty, with musical guest, Dan Ring, and special guests Vanessa Whitney, Grant Baciocco, and Julie Brown. Improvatorium – The Next Generation was an improv show at Theatre Asylum in Los Angeles directed by Jayne Entwistle.
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