My curatorial practice centers around community, inclusivity, and the construction of visual narrative springing from carefully calibrated formal and conceptual relationships between artworks.
As Gallery and Exhibitions Director at the University of New England (in Portland and Biddeford, Maine), I am responsible for program development in the galleries on our two campuses. My goal, as I organize our exhibitions programming into the future, is to align the academic and intellectual interests of UNE (which center around medical, earth and social sciences, as well as the liberal and fine arts) with a sense of interdisciplinarity and diversity of outlook in visual art. I engage with faculty in a wide variety of departments to bring the galleries’ visual messages into the academic (and wider) community, promoting visual literacy and intellectual curiosity.
I am a co-founder of Able Baker Contemporary, an artist-run gallery, in Portland's Arts District. Able Baker fosters a strong sense of community, and centers around non-linear narrative relationships in curatorial structures. Focusing on the agency of artists in the curatorial process has been a consistent goal. In both of these spaces, students and faculty play key roles in exhibitions.
My arts writing, focusing on artist interviews and critical reviews, has been published in the arts journal "The Chart". I also work as an artist and freelance illustrator, and as a freelance copy-editor for art writing.