I am a
Bay Area native/captive with an MFA in Design from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley. In my work, I mine imagery from online environments, most typically Google Maps, in an attempt to create candid portraits or to insist on the material nature of our modern networked existence. Because my practice exists at the intersection of research and aesthetics, I have often been compared to a natural scientist (specifically, a lepidopterist.) My work has made its way into the Google Headquarters, Les Rencontres D'Arles, Arts Santa Monica, Fotomuseum Antwerpen, and the Made in NY Media Center. It's also turned up in TIME Magazine's LightBox, The Atlantic, The Economist, WIRED, and the NPR Picture Show. I teach at Stanford and the San Francisco Art Institute and would spend 80% of my life in a library if I could.
A more detailed CV is here.
Prints of many of the Satellite Collections are available at 20x200.
book (7"x7", softcover, full color, 34 pages), which includes all of the Satellite Collections and an original essay, I Hate to Part With It: Craigslist Farewells (softcover, full color, 78 pages), and Travel by Approximation: A Virtual Roadtrip (hardcover, full cover, 272 pages) can all be previewed and ordered here.
exhibition and lecture announcements on twitter
various interesting things and work in progress on tumblr
oddites found while scouring Google Maps on this other tumblr
Contact: satellite (dot) traveler (at) gmail
Upcoming / current:
- Urban Cartography (group show) currently on view at SPUR
- first net artist
in residence at the New York Public Library, in conjunction with Electric Objects