The recurring motif of my artwork is centered on the themes of trans-cultural and trans-national exchanges: the delivery of Indigenous content operating in conjunction with, or subsumed by, larger global contexts; placing contemporary indigenous realities with an international sense of place, showing the value of cultural difference in an increasingly connected world.
The majority of the artwork comprises digital processes hybridized with conventional media, creating images reflective of the layering of transcultural experiences. For the past few years I’ve been interested in combining Asian and Native American imagery -two distinct communities that traditionally have little contact with each other –to evoke dialectic tension between competing visualities and concepts, yet offer multiple readings on cultural assumptions.
Originally from Marfa, Texas and lived in New York City since 2001. Previous exhibitions and performances include Fancy Dance Good Luck Lion at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; and National Museum of the American Indian, NY, NY; the Curibita Biennial in Brazil; and the solo installation Summer Burial at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art in Santa Fe. Participated in residencies at The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY; Vermont Studio Center, Johnston, VT; and Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY. Occasionally curates exhibitions in New York City.