is an American painter. Born in 1991 in Albany NY, she received by BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013. She now lives in Brooklyn NY where she maintain her studio practice. Her work is an exploration of the idea of identity as it manifests itself through Facebook. Utilizing photos sourced primarily from her seventeen year old sister’s Facebook account for the starting point of her paintings, she’s interested in how public presentation in the age of social media can effect not only how we are viewed by others but how we view ourselves. In addition to this overarching theme her work also touches on the related ideas of the curated self and the self-made celebrity, archetypes, gaze, voyeurism, idol worship, adolescent rituals and the freedom of visual authorship and semi-anonymous expression in light of the Internet.
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