Born and raised in Los Angeles, I worked in film and television production for several years, and then as an employment attorney representing employees in whistleblower, discrimination, harassment, and wage theft claims, before following my lifelong desire of becoming an artist. One thing led to another, and now I’m happily based in Paris, France.
Recently, I have been working on a project called Samples Paris. Samples Paris is a fake archive for a fake fashion brand. I create each of the pieces by hand, by upcycling paper (fashion magazines, catalogues, lookbooks, etc.) and other found objects related to the promotion and marketing of the fashion industry (coat hangers, ribbons, sample products, garment bags, etc.) in a process that includes “sampling”, (de)assemblage, (dé)collage, and other means of exploiting the pictorial medium. Finally, I photograph the fashion objects with the aim of creating a fake archive.
In 2019, my photography and artwear was exhibited at L’Institut du Monde Arabe, Librairie 0fr., and Who’s Next, in Paris, France. In addition, I was a winner of the Grand Prix Eyes On Talents Photography & Sustainability and had my photos displayed in front of the Hôtel de Ville in Paris. In 2018, I was a finalist for the Bourse du Talent (fashion category).
I have also self-published several editions of my work. These editions are available at 0fr. in Paris, Offprint-Luma in Arles, Tipi Bookshop in Bruxelles, and Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles, and in 2020 were part of a collective exhibition of art books organized by Collectif Blanc entitled Intimité, Imprimé, Collection, near Toronto, Canada.