I love to make things, experimenting with methods and ideas, collaborating with and mentoring others — I always learn something new. For me, there's no delineation between work and play in that I absolutely love what I do: creation through creative problem solving.
My pseudonym The Girl Mirage® "took shape" as I grew my artistic focus: illusions. Inspired by lucid dreams and unanswered questions, I use my multidisciplinary skill set to marry seemingly disparate ideas, creating a holistic experience. Largely an auditory learner, rhythm plays a central role in all that I do. A deep interest in semiotics and psychology, my work often evokes a sense of synaesthesia, and even a sense of humor, as I share strange and surreal stories that shine a light on societal perceptions.
I recently published my first book "Dadalectic: Waking Dream," a dadaist collection of poetic stories and dreamy artworks, now available on Amazon. Additionally, I'm self-publishing several photography books of my travels such as my "Trip to Italy," also available on Amazon. Featured in festivals, galleries and publications internationally, I was a semi-finalist in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards for my short film 'Ice Cream For Breakfast' which I wrote, directed, edited, and produced.
In 2013, I graduated from Massachusetts College of Art & Design with a BFA in Film/Video. While at university, I served on the MassArt Activities Council and produced over 50 successful events and gallery exhibitions. In 2016, I was elected to the Board of Trustees for Medfield Memorial Public Library where we promote STEAM education and programming. Over the years I've grown increasingly interested in marketing and advertising, and in 2016 earned several Certificates of Specialization in Business Analytics with the Wharton School online. Soon thereafter, I completed the Digital Marketing Certificate Program with General Assembly in Boston, MA.
In addition to many ongoing projects, I'm currently pursuing my Master of Arts in the Goldring Arts Journalism Program at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications for the 2018-2019 summer and academic year.
JellyBaby Magazine, Issue 11 Vol. 1
Circle Quarterly Art Review, Winter 2018
Maintenant 12: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, June 2018
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Boston Athenæum, Artist Book Collection
Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece
Subsamsøn, Boston, USA
PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Hellfire Short Film Festival, Kent, England
Selezione Analogica, South Tyrol, Italy
CyberArts Festival, Boston, USA