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.

Prior to teaching at Georgia State University (2001-11), I worked as the Curatorial Assistant at the following New York City institutions: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and Artists Space. I was formerly the Assistant to the Director of The New York Kunsthalle, the Gallery Director and Curator for the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and the Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. I completed a Fulbright US Scholar residency in 2016/17, working with the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. As a part of the curatorial collective, Selvage, we recently organized A Most Favorable Soil for the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny, Ireland (November 2019- February 2020) and are currently working on Flow, a multi-venue exhibition, parade, and pool party event in Tuscaloosa in May 2022.
I am represented in Atlanta by Whitespace Gallery, where I have a 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.