I see my role as an artist and educator as rooted in the same practice and purpose: to generate participatory action as a form of collective understanding.
Common Ground Artist-in-Residence Program @ Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Since 2014, The Common Ground program at the Aldrich has invited artists to work side by side with Ridgefield Middle School teacher and core curriculum, borrowing themes and ideas from the museum's exhibits and applying them in a 6-week program, activating the idea-generating impulses of 7th and 8th grade students and steering them to accomplish unanticipated results for concept-based collaborative projects giving voice to students' fears, accomplishments, and heroes.
Common Ground Student Work
As Museum Educator and Guide at Dia Art Foundation, I have introduced an awe-inspiring contemporary art collection through inquiry-based learning to a wide audience, from K-12 and University students to corporate CEOs.