Portfolio > PAINTINGS

Mendieta Elegy #3
watercolor on Yupo paper
10 x 9
2017
Gertrude Gertrude
watercolor on Yupo paper
35x21
2017
Protest - Moment
watercolor on Yupo
14x11
2017
Protest - Never Again
watercolor on Yupo
14x11
2017
Harriet Tubman (north and south)
watercolor on Yupo paper
23x23
2017
bell hooks
watercolor on Yupo
25x23
2017
Joan
oil on canvas
30 x 30
2016
Harriet Tubman
watercolor on Yupo paper
23 x 23
2016
NighTraiN
watercolor on Yupo paper
23 x 23
2016
NighTraiN (detail)
watercolor on Yupo paper
2016
Mixtape for Joan
oil on paper, cassette tape, mixed media
12 x 12 inches
2016
Haircut (Frida)
oil on Yupo paper
8x10
2015
Raincoats
oil on canvas
28 x 24
2015
Drums
oil on canvas
28 x 18 inches
2015
Tobi Vail
oil on canvas
26 x 24
2014
She Says She Leaves
oil on canvas
24.5 x 26.5
2014
joan of arc painting
watercolor
15x18
2014
Joan the Maid 3
watercolor
15x18
2014
Joan the Maid 2
watercolor
15 x 22.5
2014
Dirty Blonde
oil on canvas
18x16
2014
She Bop
oil on canvas
16x20
2014
Wet
oil on canvas
20 x 15
2013
Wack
oil on canvas
15x25
2013
Equals Revolution
watercolor
16 x 28
2013
Resistance
oil on canvas
30.5 x 32
2013
Revolutionary Color Chart
oil on canvas
45x37
2013
Morals
oil on canvas
24.5 x 26.5
2013
Kathleen Hanna Bikini Kill
oil on canvas
28x24 inches
2013
pussy riot
oil on canvas
28x44.5
2013
Pussy Riot no pasaran
oil on canvas
22 x 45
2012
Smoke(r)
watercolor
22x22 inches
2012
Collaboration
oil on canvas
24x32 inches
2012
Richard Hamilton Portrait painting
watercolor on paper
2011
Rock and Roll Radio
oil on canvas
34x40
2011
Projector 4
oil on canvas
40.5x50
2011
who's afraid of virginia woolf
oil on canvas
24x30
2011
leap into void unsuccessful
oil on canvas
approx: 14x12
2011

Resistance

My recent body of work traces a lineage of punk rock feminists, starting with the Riot Grrrl bands of the nineties and continuing to current movements that bear a similar energy. The work follows two intersecting paths: first, they are heroic portraits of revolutionary women; second, they are meditations on digital and painted media. I’m fascinated by the fierce, youthful, antiestablishment rage of the people portrayed. They’re righteous and strong, and the artwork is filled with sincere respect. I aim to present an imaginary architecture of feminist resistance connecting disparate times and places. The paintings are composed of media images culled from sequential photos and video footage, layered in semi-transparent veils, digitally altered, and translated into the language of paint. Multiple views of moving figures blur together with brightly colored shapes and abstract forms. There is a suggestion of space and movement – an expanded photographic moment – but the layering of images makes looking difficult. While the original media imagery is designed to be quickly consumed and easily digested, the paintings resist a viewer’s gaze. They demand a slower, deeper look. Ultimately I want to make paintings that are honorific while acknowledging the complexity and inscrutability of their subjects.