I am an artist, performer and director currently splitting my time between New York City and the West Coast. I grew up in Siberia and the Sonoran desert, creating a life-long interest in the bridging of seemingly opposing polarities, histories, and perspectives.
Shaped by my experiences as a bicultural and bilingual artist, I focus on the construction/destruction of identity through costume, performance, and illustration. I am particularly interested in systems of myth, magic, and ritual as forms of psychological and spiritual resilience and transformation.
I have an extensive background in dance and movement as well as psychology and the social sciences. I hold an MFA in Costume Design from the University of Oregon, a BFA in Visual Communication, and a BS in Psychology from the University of Arizona.
My work has been performed and exhibited at a variety of venues in the United States and abroad, including the the Museum of American Illustration, the 2013 World Stage Design festival in Cardiff, the 2015 Prague Quadrennial, and most recently at the A.A. Bakhrushin Theatre Museum in Moscow.
I am always happy to hear about potential opportunities and collaborations — please feel free to get in touch.