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Artist and photographer.
Sometimes writer.
Sometimes anthropologist.
Japan and California.

My artwork blends observation and manipulation, building narratives out of autobiographical documents, found images, and found sites. I employ reconstructed (and sometimes fabricated) personal and cultural memory, borrowing or creating artifacts to suggest new stories, and in the process confronting ideas that make me uncomfortable. My work focuses on the spaces and structures—both physical and social—that we create and upon which we leave our traces.

2019-present: Director, Art Island Center, Naoshima, Japan
2019-present: Research Student, Human Geography, Hiroshima University
2019-present: Graduate Research Scholar, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology, Japan
2012-15: Co-Founder and Assistant Director, Berkeley Forest School
2007: BFA, California College of the Arts (Distinction)