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I am a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Art History program at Stanford.


“I Almost Ran Over Liza Minnelli Today”: Colin Campbell and Lisa Steele in L.A., 1976–77 was on view at the ONE Gallery, West Hollywood, from July 8 until September 23, 2018. Press: Artforum Critic’s Pick.

Shary Boyle & Emily Vey Duke: The Illuminations Project was on view at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, from February 3 until April 29, 2018. Press: The Coast, Akimbo and Rachel M Thornton.

Curating page updated June 2016.


I have an essay called “From Stillies to Stills” in the book Contact Warhol: Photography Without End (Cantor Arts Center + The MIT Press) by Peggy Phelan and Richard Meyer. The exhibition runs at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University from September 23, 2018 to January 6, 2019.

I conducted an interview with artist Joshua Schwebel called “Traumatizing the Museum” for Momus.

I had a conversation about John Waters with Stanford musicology PhD student Michael Kinney for Stanford Live’s magazine.

I wrote an essay called “The Fountain” for the exhibition Curt, Susan, Mike, Rick, Robert, Ann, George, Janie, Carla, Mark, Vincent, Stephen, Melinda, Scott, Marion, Ainslie, John, Ronnie, Kathleen, Deeling, Lela… Selections from the Curt McDowell Estate, curated by Margaret Tedesco at Et al. etc. 2831 Mission St., San Francisco, May 12–June 23, 2018. The text is available there as a limited edition chapbook.

I wrote an essay on the great Steve Reinke for the 2018 Images Festival.

I reviewed Eric Kostiuk WilliamsBabybel Wax Bodysuit and Condo Heartbreak Disco in C Magazine 134 (Summer 2017).

My text on Deirdre Logue’s Enlightened Nonsense was republished in Beyond Her Usual Limits: The Film and Video Works of Deirdre Logue, 1997 to 2017 (Oakville Galleries et al., 2017).

My text on Janis Cole and Holly Dale’s early films was republished in Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer (Coach House Books, 2017).

I wrote a short text on Colin Campbell’s video Sackville, I’m Yours for TIFF’s Canada on Screen project.

Published Writing page updated September 2017.


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