1. Harry first met me in 2005 at Vassar College. Having listed Art as my intended major, I was assigned to him as a freshman advisee.
2. Raised in a suburb of Albany, New York, I have spent periods of my adult life thus far living in Poughkeepsie, Manhattan, Haifa, and the Boston area. My work tends to be figurative and often grapples with disparate elements of a single identity. The seeming impossibility of coming into maturity and sexuality as a queer, Israeli-American grandson of Holocaust survivors has occupied much of my creative energy in drawing, painting, and writing. In 2009 I began a graphic narrative to work through some of those tensions. I have also published short fiction and assisted Harry with his 2009 installation “Hole in the Wall.” In 2010 I began a graduate program at Brandeis University in modern Jewish literature and culture, focusing on post-Holocaust subjectivity and its interactions with contemporary lived experience and self-conception.
- January 5, 2014