Born and raised in Syracuse New York (1978), I earned a BFA in Art Video from Syracuse University (2000) and a MFA in Digital Art from the University of Oregon (2007). From 2000 to 2003 I was an events programmer at Artists’ Television Access, in San Francisco, and I continue to volunteer with ATA remotely as a layout and copy editor.
The generative possibilities of experimentation, collaboration and research are interdependent components of my practice as an artist and educator. I coordinate meetings of HTML ( Hundred Thousand Million Labyrinths) a constraint-based writing group, cultivate anti-algorithms with other artisanal algorists, and program events with Weird Shift, an artist-run initiative for marginalia studies. Currently, I am researching and developing an audiovisual portrait of my grand-uncle, Werner "Dorny" Dornfield (1892-1983), an accomplished performer, author, and advocate of the art of magic.
My video essays, installations, performances and other works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including: the International Symposium of Electronic Art, Transmediale, The Schneider Museum of Art, and the &Now Festival of New Writing. I teach courses in the history and practice of time-based art at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland.