I am an designer-artist, born in 1996 and currently residing in Long Beach, CA. I was born in Colorado and grew up in Duluth, MN.

My practice, focused on three-dimensional work, is a convergence of architectural design thinking and fine art. My primary medium at the moment is paper, but I have worked with a diverse range of media. I have enjoyed photography, video editing, and graphic design for as long as I can remember, but did not get into sculpture until college. Even then, it has taken a while to find a home in the art and design field.

I began experimenting with paper in 2021 and have since developed my own pattern languages, which consist of botanical reliefs drawn from photographs and geometric reliefs. I love paper because it lends itself to creating relief sculpture and fabulous trompe l’oeil effects. I take inspiration from old-school paper designers who would make window displays for shops and advertisements or visuals in books and magazines, relying entirely on the effects of shadow to accentuate lines in an otherwise monochrome composition. Paper is often used for making maquettes or in the initial development stages for projects that will be executed in other materials, but I see artistry in these preliminary forms. Trying to approximate an idea that exists only in the mind with a flat material like paper is the ultimate fuel for my creative energy.

I graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in Comparative World Literature and double minors in Art History and Design History & Theory in May of 2023. I now work full-time in the fine art field at a Los Angeles workshop that manufactures custom canvases for painters. I also have experience as a Preparator at the Long Beach Museum of Art.

I see a 1950s apartment house

And it's bleak in the 1970s sun

But I still love the '50s

And I still love the old world

~Jonathan Richman, The Modern Lovers


Bachelor of Arts, Comparative World Literature, California State University, Long Beach, 2023

Minor, Art History

Minor, Design History & Theory

Associate of Arts for Transfer, Art History, Los Angeles Valley College, 2018

Solo Exhibitions

March 19-23, 2023 breeze blocks., University Honors Program (UHP) Thesis Exhibition in Sculpture; Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery, School of Art Gallery Complex; California State University, Long Beach

Faculty Advisor: Bryan Crockett

Group Exhibitions

2024 Bloom, Shoebox Projects, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA [curated by Kristine Schomaker]

2023 Paper Route, Art Share L.A., Los Angeles, CA [curated by Baha Danesh]

2023 Making the Cut, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA (online) [curated by Kristine Schomaker]

2023 Centered on the Center, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA [Non-Juried]

2022 Inspired By: A Small Works Exhibit, Long Beach Creative Group, Long Beach, CA [Juried]