As an artist and furniture maker with a background in manufacturing, I’m inspired by digital making combined with traditional woodworking techniques. I use computer-aided drafting programs and computer numerical control (CNC) machines like laser cutters and CNC routers to create my work. I am most interested in questioning where the boundaries of art and manufacturing meet.

While working on my MFA at San Diego State University, I created my thesis project around transforming environments. The folding furniture is made for living in small spaces. The idea is that less is more, and the furniture is made using eco-friendly materials and cutting processes. These flat-pack wall mounted furniture pieces are inspired by origami forms. Laser cutting provides the benefit of negligible material waste; the cut-offs between the furniture shapes are used within the wall mount, conserving material and creating a piece of functional wall art.


Selected Exhibitions *denotes solo show
2012 - 40 under 40: Craft Futures, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum,
         Washington D.C.
2012 - *Kaleidoscope Algorithm, Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA
2011 - Design in Wood, San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association, San Diego, CA
2011 - Furniture Society Makers, Architectural Digest Show, New York, NY
2010 - *Tradition Meets Technology, Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA
2010 - Furniture Society Makers, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York, NY
2010 - Coliseum Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2009 - Twofold, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Flor Y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA
2009 - Cabinets of Curiosity, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York, NY
2009 - SDSU Graduate Review, Jackson Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
2006 - Members Gallery, 2006 Furniture Society Conference, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN
2006 - Design Emphasis , The International Woodworking Fair, Atlanta, GA
2006 - Commencement Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
2006 - Made @ MCAD, juried exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
2005 - Faculty Choice Exhibition, 2005 Furniture Conference, San Diego State University,
         San Diego, CA

Collections
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum