where are you from and where are you now? i was born in anaheim. i’ve moved and have traveled quite a bit, so i will represent for orange county, tampa bay, pittsburgh, all of north carolina and chicago. / what is your current state of mind? i’m currently working towards a mfa in art administration and policy management from the school of the art institute of chicago. after working as a studio artist and developing my own practice for many years, now i’m hungry to learn more about the business of art. / what is your idea of perfect happiness? i find i am at my happiest when i am finding a solution to problems. there are some that find serenity in relaxation and meditation- some sort of slowing down. to me, there is no better calm than that which follows a storm of enlightening work. / what is your favorite movie without naming it? the mermaid just wants to figure out where she belongs. / open a nearby book and copy the first line you like. “what a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.” -leo tolstoy. / where would you like to live? i’d like to live in a challenging, creative community that fosters experimentation, collaboration and exploration. / what do you most value in your friends? honesty, loyalty and optimism! / who are your favorite artists? jean michael basquiat, yayoi kusama, kerry james marshall, lucian freud, barry mcgee, james terrell, andy warhol, ellen gallagher, frida kahlo, shepard fairey… this list could go on forever. /what is your motto? you have the same amount of hours in every day as beyonce.
This interview was conducted summer 2013.