Born in Queens, NY 1976

ARTIST STATEMENT

Being with my body means dealing with stereotypes, marginalization, codes, and conversely, impermanence in general. Through art-making I question, reflect and speak out. I freeze and transcend a moment, or body, at the same time. I even surrender, and ultimately inform a process in living with impermanence characterized by desire, experimentation and discovery. 

Psychologically charged and intimate subject matter challenge relationships with identity, mortality and language. 'I want to break down the bathroom walls,’ (I said in the intro of my first monograph, Pees On Earth).
Recent mixed media work – photography, sculpture, text, conceptual intervention - are facilitated by methods/materials/objects of the vernacular and early childhood lessons in traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. Using myself as a primary source, I find an essence of the personal and political that is intrinsically feminine yet seeks autonomy, and to be in and out of body.

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EXHIBITIONS 

2017 Milk and Night, Spring Break Art Fair NY

2016 The Female Gaze, Untitled Space, NY

2016 Daydream Freakout, Curator, Gallery Sensei NY

2015 I Never Could Talk To You, with Bazaar Teens, City Bird Gallery, NY

2015 Sea Bounds, Basement 6 Collective Space, Shanghai, China

2014 XXX, Bank MABSociety Gallery, Shanghai, China

2012 Invisible Line, Allegra LaViola Gallery NY

2011 Art of Affection, Float Gallery, NY

2010 Empire State of Mind, Staldgade 38, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, DK

2009 ArtLog, Pulse Art Fair, Miami, FL

2009 Scope Art Fair, Marketplace, Miami, FL

2009 The Vice Photo Show, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, FR

2008 The New York Photo Festival, DUMBO NY

2006 Toy Box with White Box, Robert Miller Gallery, NY

2006 Speed Limit, LMCC’s Redhead Gallery, NY

2005 Open Eat, Curator, Photo NY

2005 Experiments at Scope NY, Flatotel Hotel, NY

2005 Pretend Friendly, the:artist:network, NY

2002 The Creek South Beach Signature Series, Curator, Miami, FL

2000 I.C.U.P, Vice Magazine Flagship Store, NY

SPECIAL PARTICIPATION

2013 ARTWALK Benefit, Coalition for the Homeless, NY

2013 The Watermill Center Summer Benefit, The Watermill Center, NY

2013 Whitney Art Party, The Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, NY

2012 Book presentation, The Hole Gallery Bookshop, NY

2011 MiCamera Bookshop, Self Publish Be Naughty, Milan Italy

2010 Crone Benefit, Gavin Brown Enterprise, NY

REVIEWS

Carlo McCormick, Photograph Magazine July 2012

Vince Aletti, The New Yorker June 2012

Sean O’Hagan, On Photography, The Guardian July 25, 2012

Alec Soth’s Best Photo Books of 2010, 2010

The NY Post Page Six March 7, 2006

PUBLISHED WORKS/SITATIONS

2015 Self Publish Be Happy by Bruno Ceschel, Aperture Books, NY

2011 Self Publish Be Naughty, Self Publish Be Happy Publishing, London

2010 Getting To Know My Husband’s Cock, Self-Published, NY (monograph)

2009 Public Panics: Problematic Bodies in Social Places, Adam Eldridge, London UK

2007 Vice Photo Book, Vice Magazine Publishing, NY

2006 Pees On Earth, Miss Rosen Edition/powerHouse Books, NY (monograph)

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