BFA in Photography

Rhode Island School of Design '18


My current photographic work involves representation of the body and emotions associated with it through absence of a figurative body. I subvert how people look at the body through the use of my own and by way of abstraction and process. We have been trained through experience to find meaning where there may not be any; discerning subject when there is none; finding representation where subject may not be representational; gender or sex where it is not obvious or even pertinent. This imposition of subject is common in abstract works that are purely meant to elicit feelings and emotions, or to describe an experience. My practice explores the world's distorted understanding of self which portraiture throughout art history has created and social media now builds upon. My photographs hold as much truth through absence or obscured reference to the body as many selfies and portraits posted on Instagram.