about me.

Sydney wearing a rainbow shirt at the highline in NYC

I was born and raised in New York City and will be graduating with degrees in Studio Art and Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 2021. I was featured in multiple exhibitions between 2017 and 2021 at Sage Art Center. In my education I concentrated in sculpture, textiles, and installation art. This summer I will be relocating to Seattle where I will maintain a part-time studio practice.

In my work I use found materials, textiles, and paper to create carefully crafted and intimate sculptural and installation pieces. Material and process are crucial to the meaning behind my work. I often incorporate bright colors and soft materials to create tension with the darker themes and criticisms explored in my art. In my textile work I create an uncomfortable comfort by combining soft textiles with sharp pins and graphic stitching. I carefully mend, stitch, and patch the seemingly broken in an often futile and unnecessary attempt to add functionality. I purposefully leave pins, loose threads, and fabric in embroidery hoops to highlight the process and materials. My work almost exclusively uses materials found around my house or bought second hand because I believe the past life of a material adds meaning. This is intentional and grounds my work in the criticism of consumerism. My practice addresses my mental health and societal constructs such as socialization, gender, and materialism. I put myself at the center of these ideas and explore my own position as a “functioning” member of society. With my art I aim, but intentionally fail, to dismantle these flawed systems.