Date of Award

Spring 5-16-2019

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Author Department/Program

Graduate School of Art

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art

Degree Type



My artistic practice utilizes a hybrid of media such as serigraphs, lithographs, hand-made publications, installations, archival documents and video-based works to address master narratives and to challenge historical records. I closely examine the relationship between archived information and redacted histories and their effects on the collective and historical consciousness. I am interested in creating counter-archives to challenge the authority behind archival systems and interrogate their mutability. I also borrow from the same visual language of traditional archival systems to reveal institutional and historical skeletons. Due to my personal research, I have morphed into an archivist myself collecting bodies of hidden and unfamiliar knowledge. In this text, I am using research to amplify willfully omitted histories or alternative knowledge in order to tell a distinctive story.


English (en)

Program Director

Patricia Olynyk

Program Director's Department

Graduate School of Art

Thesis Advisor

Monika Weiss

Studio/Primary Advisor

Heather Bennett

Studio/Primary Advisor

Buzz Spector

Committee Member

Margaret Sherer

Committee Member

Margaret Sherer

Artist's Statement

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