I’m a painter and the Managing Director of Marketing at a software company, but have also been an associate producer at a television network, an instructor of design history, and a research assistant at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. I'm also the current research coordinator for the CA-48 chapter of SwingLeft.
I have an art degree from UC Berkeley and a MA in Design History from the Royal College of Art in the UK. I received my Ph.D. in American Studies at UT in 2013. My research was on design history, material culture, and the cultural history of organized interiors; I like thinking about "things" and why we like them, or hate them, or just keep them hanging around.
Perhaps most importantly, I had a not-quite famous web series called "Just the Tips" with my best friend. We tried out all the worst advice on the internet! Sometimes it went okay.
2018 Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
“Ellen Lupton, AIGA Design Legend Award Recipient,” recipient award essay for the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), October, 2007
Lecturer, “Introduction to Western Art Theory and History Since 1950,” University of Westminster, London UK, 2006
Adjunct Professor, “Fashion in US History," Empire State College, SUNY, NY, 2007
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