Interdisciplinary Artist

I am a socially engaged artist with a background in jewelry design/metalsmithing and mechanical engineering. Through experimental practices, I explore new ways to build connection and empathy through movement. I create artworks using custom-designed technology, traditional mediums, and social interactions. Employing embodied experience, I create collaborative performances and participatory workshops using Manibus (my motion-controlled painting robot.) Explore my updated Selected Work page to get a glimpse at my process and view some of my proudest accomplishments.


"It was a dissatisfaction with the limitations of pure abstract painting.  Nobody knew what the work could or should look like. Each individual's freedom was encouraged. Since nobody knew what the new art should look like, each of us was free to invent our own solution."

George Segal


Upcoming Events

  • Sun, Feb 28
    Feb 28, 6:13 PM
    This exhibition titled, "When We Could Dance Together," is currently on view at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as well as online. It features artworks created using my motion-controlled Manibus paint bot as well as documenting videos of the process.
  • Thu, Jul 01
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Jul 01, 11:30 AM
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Don't Sapient 2.021 is an experimental dance and visual art collaboration featuring Manibus that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Czech play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Capek which introduced the word “robot” to the English language.
  • Wed, Nov 10
    The Octagon Art Center
    Nov 10, 5:00 PM
    The Octagon Art Center, 427 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010
    Upcoming Exhibition at The Octagon Art Center in Ames, Iowa



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