Artist Statement:

I am fascinated by dream worlds inhabited by my own creatures. Aliens that explain a sense of gender frustration in ways words can not, flamingos sent with spiked bats to fight battles with the blunt force I wish I had the strength and lack of consequence to fight my own battles with. Everything tends to have a deeper sadness that is initially masked by cute quirky creatures and bright colors. I am as equally drawn to the wrinkles and flabs of flesh I draw, as much as the mental crisis felt by these anthropomorphic forms. Bodies, queerness, the occult, and that persistent nagging existential crisis that never really leaves, that is what inspires me and drives me to create. I am an alien witch born of moss and glitter, filled with anxiety, and on a never ending pursuit to explain the way I see the world.

CV

2017 Coded, Exhibition with Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance, VanDernoot Gallery
2016 Forever Redirected, Out of the Blue Too Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2014 National Small Works Show, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC
2014 Shy Rabbit Print International 5, Shy Rabbit Gallery, Pagosa Springs, CO
2014 What Do You Think It Means?, Jannotta Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA
2014 Excellence in Printmaking, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC
2013 DCimPRINT Oliver Coley Intern Perspectives, http://dcimprint.wordpress.com/tag/oliver-coley/
2013 It’s Good For You, Jannotta Gallery, Smith College
2013 Through the Looking Glass, Pop-up show, Smith College
2013 Boston Printmakers 8th Arches Student Print Exhibition, Boston University 808 Gallery
2013 Artwork featured in Labrys, Smith College Art and Literature Magazine
2012 Artwork featured on front cover of Labrys, Smith College Art and Literature Magazine