With frequent locale changes, I find that my imagination is what grounds me amidst ever-changing environments. While most of my forms have a strong botanical foundation, I am also interested in playing with grotesque anthropomorphic gestures. In my youth, I discovered my Muscogee, Seminole and Lenape heritage through the commercialized native symbols every American kid grew up with. In some of my work, I explore these overused “native” forms such as the bison- within which to create my own surreal collage of creatures, patterns and environments. I know a work is successful when I can find a dark glimmer of laughter somewhere within it.
Born in 1983, I am originally from the Southern California coast. In 2006, I completed a BFA in Studio Art from New York University. In recent years, I have worked in the studios of multiple internationally recognized artists in New York and New Mexico, built display for Anthropologie retail stores and collaborated on diverse design projects.Currently I live and work in Santa Barbara, CA with my husband Darrick- the other half of our collaborative effort Killscrow.
Contact: lana [at] killscrow.com