I was born in Athens, Georgia and received a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia, a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a PhD in art history from the University of Georgia.

While living in New York City, I worked as the Curatorial Assistant at the following institutions: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and Artists Space. I was also the Assistant to the Director of The New York Kunsthalle. I moved to Atlanta in 1996 to become the Gallery Director and Curator for the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, where I worked for five years before joining the Drawing & Painting Faculty at Georgia State University. After ten years at GSU, I became the Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. In 2016/17, I was awarded a Fulbright US Scholar residency in Dublin where worked with the Permanent Collection's curatorial staff at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. As a part of the curatorial collective, Selvage, we organized A Most Favorable Soil for the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny, Ireland (November 2019- February 2020) and completed the NEA funded project Flow, a multi-venue exhibition, parade, and pool party event at the University of Alabama in the summer of 2022. 
I am represented in Atlanta by Whitespace Gallery, where I presented my most recent solo exhibition in December 2021/January 2022. I was formerly represented by Althea Viafora Gallery and Information Gallery in NYC, and ID Galerie in Düsseldorf, Germany. In addition to solo shows at these commercial venues, I have also presented solo projects at the Jersey City Museum, P.S. 1 Museum, and White Columns as well as being included in numerous group shows in Atlanta, New Orleans, NYC, Cologne, and Paris. I was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and Fellowship Residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Cite International des Arts (Paris), The Hambidge Center, and the P.S. 1 National Studio Program.