Lives and works at Los Angeles, CA, USA
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016 Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten; the Granary, Ephraim, UT 2015 Berlin, SPARC, South Pasadena, CA 2013 Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA 2013 Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten, Silver Eye Center for Photography,Pittsburgh, PA 2009 Without a Car in the World, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA 2006 Quiet Moments Spent with Friends, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY 2005 Born on a Train, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO SELECTED TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS 2017 Billie Mandel and Diane Meyer, Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN 2016 The Image Underneath, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL 2015 Rachel Debuque, Diane Meyer and Lori LaRusso, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2017 Back to School, Los Angeles Center for Photography, Los Angeles, CA 2017 Berlin, Boundary Art, Diffusion International Photography Festival, Cardiff, Wales 2016 Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries, Clarinda Carnegie Museum, Clarinda, IA 2016 A Matter of Memory, curated by Lisa Hostetler, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY 2016 ’tissue, curated by Franz Schneider, Große Rathaus, Landshut, Germany 2015 On ReStaging…. curated by Lorie Novak and Deb Willis, Photoville, Brooklyn NY 2015 Hand/Made: The Industrial Revolution and the Digital Age, curated by Nancy Azara, The Kleinart James Art Gallery, Woodstock, NY 2015 Reframe Memory: Frames and Framing, curated by Demosthenia Agrafiotis and James Simbouras, Matamatic:taf; Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece 2015 Lieux Communs? curated by Laure Grezis-Vallespir and Camille Levert, Le Grizzli Vert, Terraube, France 2015 Gathering Threads: Contemporary Fiber Art, curated by Mara Williams, Brattleboro Museum of Art, Brattleboro, VT 2015 One: Unique Photographs, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2014 Reframe: An Exploration of Memory and Nostalgia, curated by Alison Zavos, Feature Shoot at Photoville, Brooklyn, NY 2014 Hand Made, Regina Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria 2014 Following the Prescribed Path, curated by Carolyn Peter, The Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2014 The Embroidered Image, curated by Orly Cogan, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY 2013 Photosynthesis, Fototropia, curated by JJ Estrada, Guatemala City, Guatemala 2013 Surface Tension: Ben Alper, Daniel Hojnacki, Diane Meyer and Laura Hart Newton. Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
These embroidered images are from a series of photographs taken along the entire circumference of the former Berlin Wall. Sections of the photographs have been obscured by cross-stitch embroidery sewn directly into the photograph forming a pixelated version of the underlying image. My retracing of the Wall perimeter took me through the city center as well as the suburbs and outlying forests. I was particularly interested in photographing locations where no visible traces of the actual wall remain, but in which there are subtle clues of its previous existence. These clues include incongruities in the architecture that occurred as new structures were built on newly opened land parcels, changes in street lights or newer vegetation. In addition to the physical aspects that point to the former division of the city, I am interested in the psychological weight of these sites. In many of the images, the embroidered sections of the photograph represent the exact scale and location of the former Wall offering a pixelated view of what lies behind. In this way, the embroidery becomes a trace in the landscape of something that no longer exists, but is a weight on history and memory. As the embroidery takes the form of digital pixilation, I am making a connection between forgetting and digital file corruption.