If you couldn't be an artist, what would you do instead?
I would most likely end up back in the art world somehow— perhaps as an art historian, arts administrator, curator or some other type of creative enabler.
What, for you, are the greatest benefits/challenges of being an artist?
BENEFIT:being an artist means that I am constantly exploring and paying close attention to details in the world and then sharing my findings with others. Being an artist means I get to engage with many types of cultural producers, travel to new places and contribute to the illusive discourse of art history.
CHALLENGE: the structural homogeneity within the art world.
What’s your most embarrassing moment?
There are too many to count… but my first radio interview stands out, I was curating an event and was so focused on the messaging for the event that it took me off guard when the radio host specifically asked about my personal art work during the interview and I blanked out and said something like “huh?…ah..uh…hmm…uh…” about my own work! luckily the sound editor worked her magic and made it all sound flawless in the end.
What's the most indispensable item in your studio?
Raw materials (things and things to manipulate things with)
What work of art do you wish you owned?
A multimedia group show featuring the work of Felix Gonzales Torres, Frida Kahlo and Ana Mendieta in my home forever and ever!
What superpower would you have and why?
The ability to be fully present in multiple places simultaneously-- because there is so much to do, see and experience while we are here!
Why should people support WPA or organizations like it?
WPA supports the work of emerging artists at crucial moments in their careers and consistently creates quality art presentations that evolve the local artistic landscape.
Do you have a website where we can see other examples of your artwork?