Born in Washington, D.C., currently residing in Washington state, and living more than a dozen places in between, nif explores the landscape of how we find a ‘sense of place’ through ideas on perception, dislocation, and phenomenology. She is an artist whose practice is material- and research-based, and encompasses drawing, printmaking, video, book arts and textiles. She received an MFA, with honors, from San Francisco State University, and has been an artist-in-residence at PLAYA Art & Science Residency in Oregon (2020) and Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA (2000-2015).
nif’s work is in numerous public collections, has been exhibited internationally, and is the recipient of The Bryan Robertson Trust Award (UK) and the Murphy, Cadogan, & Phelan Fellowship (San Francisco Foundation, CA).
Her work has been shown at The Janet Turner Print Museum, Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, The Print Center, SCAPE Gallery (LA), Mark Wolfe Contemporary (San Francisco), and the San Francisco Arts Commission. She has also participated in international artist book fairs: Printed Matter’s NY Art Book (2015), the CODEX Art Book Fair & Symposium (2015-2019), and the Tokyo Art Book Fair (2016, 2017).
She has an on-going and evolving curatorial project with artist Linda Simmel, called ‘Scene/Unseen,’ that brings together artists who reconsider the language of traditional landscape and whose work conveys an experience of their surroundings, rather than literal representations. Her artist books and collaborations are published under the imprint ‘subtext press,’ and explore how we perceive space, duration, what may be overlooked, and what doesn’t need to be said.