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Washington University in St. Louis / Masters of Fine Arts

Rhode Island School of Design / Masters of Landscape Architecture

Penland School of Crafts / Core Fellowship Program

California College of the Arts / BFA Sculpture with Honors

Oberlin College / BA Women Studies, Environmental Studies, Black Studies, Anthropology


ICA / Miami, FL / Summer Intensive Art &Research Institute

ArtCenter/South Florida / Miami Beach, FL / Applied Artistic Research

Cannonball / Miami, FL /

Boston Architectural College / Boston, MA / Teaching for Understanding / Teaching as Inquiry / The Multicultural Classroom

selected exhibitions and interventions


Miami / Jose Marti Park / Flood-no-More: Climate Art Pop ups / The Bubble Pops

Miami Beach / The Office of Reflection / Oolite Arts / The Bubble Pops with the Advice Bike / installation and participatory bike audio project

Chicago / DePaul University / The World to Come / Shifting Zero – Don’t Ask Don’t Tell / video

Ann Arbor / University of Michigan Museum of Art / The World to Come / Shifting Zero – Don’t Ask Don’t Tell / video

Miami / EmersonDorsch Gallery / Paradise Summit / Portable Memories in Rising Seas with Stories for Fishes / Fifty-Fifty Art Collective


Gainesville / Harn Museum of Art / The World to Come / Shifting Zero – Don’t Ask Don’t Tell / video

Miami / Emerson Dorsch Gallery / The Bubble Pops/ participatory project

Miami / 777 International Mall / The Bubble Pops / participatory project

Miami / Creative Time Summit Miami / Queer Interventions / collaboration with Ricardo E. Zulueta

Miami Beach / ArtCenter/South Florida SAND / The Bubble Pops / participatory project

Miami / Miami-Dade Public Library / Portable Memories in Rising Seas / Fifty-Fifty Art Collective / participatory project and exhibition

Miami / 777 International Mall / SLRAII (Sea Level Rise Architectural Intervention Institute) / 2118 / collaboration with Jason Lazarus

Key West / The Studios of Key West / Portable Memories in Rising Seas / Fifty-Fifty Art Collective / participatory project and exhibition

Miami / Hibiscus Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens / The Miami River Project / The Rivers Beneath Our Streets


Miami / RAW / The Bubble Pops / participatory project

Miami Beach / Satellite Art Show / Hope and Doom 2.0 / solo show

Kansas City / Kansas City Art Institute / The Fountain That Crossed the Line / collaboration with D. Rodriquez and L. Remor / participatory project

Ft. Lauderdale / Opposing Futures / Speculative Offshore Futures

London / American Indian Workshop, Univ. of London Goldsmiths / Mni Wiconi / Airboatigraphy / collab with H. Cypress and A. Baks-Tigertail

Miami Beach / Studio 924 / Flooded Sanctuaries / Adaptations: indeterminacies between land and water

Brooklyn / Through A Honeycomb / Trestle Projects / Land Art Compost Bin Remakes / videos


Miami Beach / Satellite Art Show / Hope and Doom / solo show

Miami / Transversal Projects / Adaptations / video screening

Miami / O Cinema / TRANSMISSION / with Fifty-Fifty / two projects that navigate hope and doom, videos, screening, participatory print project

Ft. Lauderdale, FL / The Box Gallery / Waterscapes / video, c prints, benches; water issues of South Florida and Brazil with Brazilian artists

Porto Alegre, Brazil / Galeria Peninsula / Infiltração / solo show / video, bench, mixed media sculptures, c-prints

Penland / Penland School / Artist Residency / Landlines / public outdoor participatory sound installation addressing a declining local tree species

Ft. Lauderdale, FL / FAT Village / Portals / glow-in-the-dark castings in concrete floor cracks


Miami Beach / HighTide / Mickey Mouse Operations, a Gift to Paul Singer / c-prints, video of international action

Miami Beach / HighTide / New Ground / living modular compost system with shredded art fair paraphernalia as worm bedding

Miami Beach / HighTide / Shifting Zero, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell / video action addressing sea level rise in FL

Key West / The Studios of Key West / Talking to Satellites / installation with video and c-prints of bicycle and GPS written phrase

St. Louis / Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, Granite City Arts District / The Forgetting and Remembering of the Air

Key West / Bike Tour: Ingenious Drinking Water Strategiesof Key West (Some bad, some good) / water ecologies bike tour

Knoxville / SGC International Conference/ Signs in the Public Sphere Project / Ferguson / with Lisa Bulawsky and Emily Squires

Providence / International Art Festival / Lemonade Exchange: collecting unexpected lessons in shared city spaces


St. Louis / Impossible Wants / participatory poetry and city repair / Maura Pellettieri, poets, artists, the public and St. Louis City Street crews

Miami Beach / Windows at Walgreens / Talking to Satellites / c-prints of bicycle & GPS written phrase

NYC / Spontaneous Interventions / Art In Odd Places retrospective / Patch / intervention and video

St. Louis / Reclining Islands / Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, Leno Garden / raingarden with oversized lawn chairs made of historic carts

Johnson, VT / Give Me Some Sugar / with Caitlin Plunket and a sugar shack / poetry to trees written on active maple syrup collecting bucket lids

Villa Alegre, Chile / Museo con Piernas / international collaborative street procession with street dogs and capes

Buenos Aires & NYC / Mickey Mouse Operations / one sidewalk block is cleaned of dog feces and redistributed from BA to NYC


St. Louis & Brooklyn / The Luminary & NutureArt / On Compost and Reclaiming the  Redlining a City / land art drawings into distributable compost

St. Louis / Satellite Show / To Escape / layered translucent pages of a handmade book are hung in circumference of a room

St. Louis / WashU / Vulnerability as Strength in Social and Spatial Practices

St. Louis / Mildred Kemper Lane Art Museum / Interdependence / videos, tandem bike missing a chain, public check out of bike

NYC / Let Me Impress You Authentically / with Lisa Bulawsky and Carla Schwartz / participatory project, with embossment by paused pedestrians

selected press, lectures, honors and residencies

Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces / Matheson Hammock Park, Artist in Residence / Miami, FL / Fall 2019-2020

Mana Contemporary / Studio Artist 2017-current

Chiapas, Mexico / Casa GIAP/ Residency:  Creative Ecologies and Decolonial Futurities / 2019

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs / Art Access Grant / 2019

Miami / IKT Congress Symposium / ARTicuating Sustainability: Resilience in the Climate Crisis? / 2019

ArtCenter South Florida / International Artist in Residence program / Miami Beach, FL / 2014 – 2017

Kansas City Art Institute / Artist in Residence / Kansas City / 2017

International Sculpture Center conference / Hold It Better, Release It Carefully / panelist / 2017

ARTEFUSE / Review of Satellite Art Show and Hope and Doom Projects / 2016

Zero Hora / Review of Infiltração / Porto Alegre, Brazil / 2016

Jornal do Comercio / Review of Infiltração / Porto Alegre, Brazil / 2016

Galeria Peninsula / Artist in Residence / Porto Alegre, Brazil / 2016

Penland School / Artist in Residence / Penland, NC / 2016

Hyperallergic / review of HighTide at the Pharmacy, Satellite Show / December 4, 2015

AlltheArtStl: The Visual Quarterly of St. Louis / The Forgetting and the Remembering of the Air article / Winter 2015

AlltheArtStl: The Visual Quarterly of St. Louis / Impossible Wants article / Fall 2015

Washington University in St. Louis / English Department / Impossible Wants presentation with Maura Pellettieri / 2015

Cleveland Institute of Art / Unruly Engagements: On the Social Turn in Contemporary Art & Design / presenter, Impossible Wants / 2014

Penland School / Core Fellowship Reunion Residency / Photography Studio / Penland, NC / 2014

The Luminary / FLOAT (Collective) Isolation with Radical Intention / artist residency with visiting Italian Collective / 2014

Vermont Studio Center / international residency program / scholarship and fellowship / Johnson, Vermont / 2014

L.P.E.P. / international interventionist residency program / Buenos Aires, Argentina / 2014

Curatoría Forense / international social practice residency program conducted in Spanish / Villa Alegre, Chile / 2014

Washington University in St. Louis / Production Grant / 2013

The Studios of Key West / international residency program / 2011-12, 2014-15

guest critic and visiting artist

Kansas City Art Institute / visiting artist / Printmaking / 2017

Florida International University / visiting artist and guest critic / Drawing / 2017

Florida International University / visiting artist and guest critic / Sculpture / 2015

Washington University in St. Louis / Graduate Fine Arts / guest Thesis Advising / 2015

Washington University in St. Louis / Landscape Architecture / Advanced Landscape Architecture Studio / 2015

Washington University in St. Louis / Architecture / Advanced Architecture Studio / 2014

RISD / Graduate Studies / Visiting Artist / 2014

community design

Reclining Islands / Designer, Builder and Project Manager /Leno Garden at Fort Gondo compound for the Arts / St. Louis / 2014

Multi-bed rain garden that captures roof run-off is combined with oversized reclining lawn chairs on historic carts.  This garden and dog park with native plants provides public space for arts organization visitors and their neighborhood.

Youth Design/Build / Art, Landscape and Ecology Director; Green Design Studio Director / RiverzEdge Arts Project / RI / 2010-11

At one of the nation’s top 10 youth art programs, leading GED seeking youth in public art and design/build projects to create understanding and ownership of the Blackstone River and related ecosystems.  Supervised and managed youth based Blackstone Canal Project which created interactive teaching exhibits for the Blackstone Valley Corridor National Heritage Commission.

Youth Design/Build / Landscape Design Project Supervisor / RiverzEdge Arts Project  / Woonsocket, RI / 2009

Led youth in work experience program combining landscape architecture, planning, and public art.  The youth contributed to an urban design project to connect Main Street with the Blackstone River and RI bike path, and applied ecological and social issues in design/build public art projects at a local community garden.  Included curriculum development for this and future projects.

The Imaginarium / Designer and Project Manager / The Learning Community / Central Falls, RI / 2008

A collaborative design/build process with students, teachers, administration and parents for outdoor play space at elementary school in RI’s most densely populated city. Included contribution to successful $110,000 funding proposal.                                                        

community research

SGCI / Elastic Memory / panelist presenting Portable Memories in Rising Seas / 2020

Madres de Plaza de Mayo Linea Fundadora, Buenos Aires, Argentina / independent research with Madres who have marched every Thursday for 40 years, holding networking conversations in a public city square as a form of social intervention and spatial disruption / 2014 – ongoing

What is Changing / ongoing collection of first hand experiences of sea level rise changes in South Florida / 2013 – ongoing

Washington University in St. Louis / Printmaking Studio Think Tank / Craving the Mark / CAA Panelist / 2012

Water Issues in South Florida / Independent Research / 2011 – ongoing

Interviews with local people who are engaged directly with water, including: pipeline plant workers who supplying drinking water to the Keys, desalinization plant workers who continuously prepare for emergency, Native Miccosukee tribe members who monitor Everglades water quality issues and work with sea level rise concerns.

studio & community practices

Jana Harper /Assistant for socially engaged project based in community interviews and site research / Colorado

Jill Downen / Studio Assistant in sculptural installation and mixed media casting / St. Louis, MO              

Ken Smith Landscape Architecture / Studio Assistant with emphasis on model building and cultural research / New York, NY

Ellen Driscoll / Studio Assistant / RISD Sculpture Faculty, Sculptor, public art commissions and mixed media / Boston, MA

Penland School of Crafts / Coffeehouse Manager; temporary Photography Studio Coordinator / Penland, NC

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