Born Buffalo, NY, 1990

Lives and works in Pilsen, Chicago, IL


2012 BA with honors in Visual Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2008-2010 Deep Springs College, Deep Springs, CA

Selected Exhibitions

2020 Upcoming solo show, Leather Archives and Museum, Chicago, IL

2019 Shut Up Stone Mountian, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

2019 Broken English, s+s Project, Chicago, IL

2019 Hot Seep (solo window exhibition), Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL

2019 Broken English, s+s Project, Chicago, IL

2018 Gødbottom, Inferno, New York, NY

2018 Impromptu, Rubberneck Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018 Plants and Animals, Learning Machine, Chicago, IL

2018 Waterworld, Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2017 Gødbottom, Condo Association, Chicago, IL

2017 Material Kink, Leather Archives and Museum, Chicago, IL

2017 Soft Sculpture, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL

2016 Homoccult 2.0, Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo and ArtSpace México, Mexico City, Mexico

2016 Angel Egg, naomiFINEARTS, Chicago, IL

2015 Cuerpos Consumidos, Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

2015 Aesthetic Disorder, Archer Beach House, Chicago, IL

2014 Walk All Over Me, Pinky Swear, Chicago, IL

2014 Art Jocks, Church of Templehead, Chicago, IL

2014 P o r n A g a i n, Bijou Theatre, Chicago, IL

2013 PR3MIUM ÖPT!ONZ, Mana Contemporary. Chicago, IL

2012 The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics, Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012 something to press up against (BA thesis exhibition), Logan Center Gallery at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012 Den, Studio 411, Provincetown, MA

2011 Origins, South Side Hub of Production, Chicago, IL


2020 Upcoming David Whitehouse Research Residency for Artists, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

2018 ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI


2020 Upcoming CAPE (Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education) teaching artist, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, Chicago, IL

2019 Teaching artist, Marwen, Chicago, IL

2018-19 AP Sculpture and Sculpture II instructor, The Chicago High School for the Arts, Chicago, IL

2017 Workshop series at The Leather Archives and Museum, Chicago, IL

Grants and Awards

2019 Pets in the Classroom Grant

2018 Chicago Department of Cultural and Special Events Grant

2012 Festival of the Arts at the University of Chicago Grant

2012 Louis Sudler Prize in the Performing and Creative Arts

2011 Student Fine Arts Fund Grant

Curatorial Projects

2020 Upcoming Curator and director of Science (is not) Fair (supported by DCASE)

2019 Member of programming council, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

2016-19 Co-curator/director at Showboat Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014-16 Co-curator/director at 1618 W 17th, Chicago, IL

2016 PiNKEYE, in conjunction with naomi FINEARTS, Chicago, IL

2015 Currency Exxxchange, in conjunction with S+S Project, Chicago, IL

Press and Reviews

2018 Interview with LVL3 Gallery

2018 S. Nicole Lane, Intimate Justice: David Nasca, 60 Inches from Center

2012 Alicia Eler, Artists Point the Way Toward a New Queer Aesthetic, Hyper Allergic

2012 Ella Christoph, Review: The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics, New City


I make sculptures that draw upon themes of queer futurism, reimagined biology, and personal fantasy. Animal life informs my work, and I use deep sea organisms, fishing lures, and invertebrate reproductive strategies as a metaphors for queer sexuality and attraction. I contrast materials and methods, playing the organic off the synthetic and the industrial off the crafted. Material exploration is central to my work and I use everything from leather and feathers, to ceramics and cast plastics. Through my art, I strive to create a world populated by human/object hybrids, futuristic organisms, and post-op gender unassigneds with bespoke genitalia.


Studio visits in Pilsen, Chicago by appointment