photo Jason Dillon

As a socially engaged artist, I create and coordinate large-scale and often long-term public projects, collaborating with individuals and communities on aesthetic responses to social challenges. My most well known projects focus on issues of mass incarceration, illuminating the complexities of justice, democracy, and how we care as a society.

Organized around collective experiences, my work brings together a multitude of individuals implicated in and working with the criminal justice system. I invite participants and institutions to engage in generative artistic practices where people are supported and not judged. Sharing control and goals with these collaborators, artists and non-artists alike, is crucial. The value of my work resides in the relationships that form around creative processes and their potential for instigating social change.