Artist. Globetrotter. Leader.
Major: Studio Art
Minor: Media and Society
I interned at the New York City-based Film Movement, a grassroots company dedicated to the distribution of critically acclaimed, award-winning independent and foreign films. I worked with both the theatrical and non-theatrical departments, getting to do anything from organizing and coordinating an opening night premiere party to working on sales presentations for potential clients and sponsors
I spent a semester exploring the historical and artistic wealth of Rome. While studying in Italy, my professors advised me that the best way to learn was to step out of my comfort zone and to immerse myself in Roman history and culture. By doing so, I was able to experience Rome more as a local than a tourist. Traveling abroad truly opened a window for me - a window that helped illustrate the distinct spirit and beauty of other cultures.
On campus, I am a resident assistant for the Arts and Social Change and the Life Long Scholars houses, a writing colleague, a member of the William Smith Congress, and a Programming Assistant Intern for the Center for Global Education. I am also a captain of an intramural volleyball team and a dancer and choreographer in Koshare.
For my Honors project, I'm creating a collection of artwork that explores the abstract expressionist movement through the mixed media of paint and collage. I find the energy and emotion that's in the paintings from that era absolutely inspiring and that is what I've been working to emulate in my work. My project, through the use of ripped paper and energetic paint application, is aiming to comment on this sense of spontaneity and vigor in a similar but new-aged way.
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