Trans-Disciplinary Art Research Project

Porous Bodies, Toxic Kin

A collaborative art research project with Maria Patricia Tinajero that applies trans-corporeality as a method for mapping some chemical relations that make up a Critical Zone contaminated by Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). Their creative methodology leverages the conceptual framework of new materialist feminist theorists as a means to understand environmental health and justice through an examination of the porosity between bodies and the systems in which they are enmeshed. It emerges from personal injuries and the desire for justice, using trans-corporeality, as defined by Stacy Alaimo in Bodily Natures, as the structuring principle for a new ethical and political aesthetic engagement. Given the irreversibility of the damage done by these Forever Chemicals, the guiding question of the project is - how can we imagine new ways of living in a world severely altered by chemical pollution?

Curatorial Projects

10 X Relay - Cat's Cradle

The passing back and forth of ideas in painting is like the relay and return of the knotted patterns in the game of cat’s cradle. Each painting is a string configuration that we hold out to be received by another, or that we receive and respond to by adding something new, by proposing another knot, another net. Entangled in a myriad of configurations, we start from a place that doesn’t wipe out what comes before – we make paintings of inheritances and remembering. Read More...

Catalog with Essay by Lisa Taliano

Exhibition: May 15 – June 12, 2019
Location: Casimir Effect/Chashama Artist Space, 1022 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Exhibition: September 6 – 28, 2019
Location: UT, Knoxville Downtown Gallery, Knoxvill, TN

Exhibition: January 23 – February 27, 2020
Location: J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program Gallery, Columbus, IN

Casimir Effect 

An artist-run space...time/mattering originally made possible by Chashama.

Other Curatorial Projects

Eating Painting (catalog)

Exhibiting Artists: James Biederman, Cora Cohen, Ben La Rocco, Gerard Mossé,Fran O’Neill, Judy Pfaff, Lisa Taliano, Russell Roberts, Thornton Willis

June 25th - July 24th 2015

308 at 156 Project Artspace
156 5th Avenue, Suite 308
New York City, NY 10010

Sleepwalker (2012)

Exhibiting Artists: Elizabeth Cooper, Miguel Elizalde, Hiedi Johnson, Caleb Nussear, Russell Roberts, Glen St. Jean, Lisa Taliano

Vaudeville Park
Williamsburg, Brooklyn