Born Exeter, NH (1989)
2011 ESDIT Escuela de Gastronomia y Tourismo, Arequipa, Peru, Culinary School
2012 New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
2013 Mary Ellen Mark Photography Workshop, Continuing Education
2014 Artists Summer Institute, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and Creative Capital
2015 Tintype Intensive with Robyn Hasty, Pioneer Works
Essay Means to Try with Chelsea Hodson, Catapult Literature
Every Bed I've Ever Slept In, Institute for American Art, Portland, ME
(Untitled), four beds, IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Pillow Book, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
Unbound and Reincarnated: Beyond the Boundaries of the Book, Prizer Arts and Letters, Austin, TX
FAIR Show, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
STROBE Network, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
Flux Hospital, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
Homecoming, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
You Made It!, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
ΣΩΜΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ/BODY AND POLITICS, EMBROS Theater, Athens, Greece
Havana Muerte, Almost Holden Gallery, LA, CA
Objects as Subjects, Gallatin Gallery, NY, NY
Against the Frame, Gallatin Gallery, NY, NY
We Survived Our Youth, Gallatin Gallery, NY, NY
Inventario, Fundación Ludwig, Havana, Cuba
The Gifted Show, Synchronicity Space, NY, NY
Visible/Invisible, Calumet Gallery, NY, NY
Young Artists Emerging in America, International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
Seeking the Source, with Jimmy Riordan and others, Alaskan Parks & Recreation Dept, Anchorage, AK
Oblivion and Daring, Odyssey Works, private commission, NY, NY
When I Left the House it was Still Dark, Odyssey Works, BEAT Festival, NY, NY
The Narrative Spiral, Odyssey Works, SF, CA
The Map Is Not The Territory, Odyssey Works, NY, NY
Abcdefg Corps, with Ariel Abrahams, Wall Street to Main Street, Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY
Press Release, with Christina Thomopoulos, Between the Seas Festival, Wild Project Theatre, NY, NY
RESIDENCIES, GRANTS, AWARDS, & HONORS
Institute for American Art, Portland, ME
A-Z West, Joshua Tree, CA
Seeking the Source, Alaskan Parks & Recreation Dept., Anchorage, AK
Artist in Residence, ACE Hotel, NY, NY
Artist in Residence (with Theatre for One), SPACE on Ryder Farm, Brewster, NY
Artist in Residence, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
iBñ grant recipient
Artist in Residence, Frog Hollow Farm, Lower Lake, California
Finalist, Bourse Jean Claude Reynal, École des Beaux Arts, Bordeaux, France
chashama gala, Anita Durst, New York, NY
Private Collection, New York, NY
ARTIST TALKS & READINGS
Odyssey Works, Malvern Books, Austin, TX
Odyssey Works, BookCourt, Brooklyn, NY
Art + Hospitality, IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Poor and Literate, Berlin, Germany
Psychogeography, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
ACE Hotel, New York, NY
Tenderpress Poetry Reading, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
Salon 122, New York, NY
Williamsburg Community Circus, Brooklyn, NY
After the Show, Segal Center, New York, NY
Fordham University, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Adventure Design Group, The Go Game Speaker Series, San Francisco, CA
Franconia Performance Salon, San Francisco, CA
Lit Crawl, San Francisco, CA
LOVESITES Residency, Woodmere, NY
WORKSHOPS AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Experience Design Workshop, Yabu Pushelburg, Napa, CA
Experience Design Intensive, San Francisco, CA
Experience Design Workshop, Austin, TX
Experience Design Workshop, OneTaste, Philo, CA
Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD
Thesis Seminar Instructor, MICA, Baltimore, MD
Experience Design workshop, Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK
Experience Design workshop, Urban Games Factory, Milan, Italy
Experience Design workshop, Die Fabrikanten, Linz, Austria
Experience Design Intensive, New York, NY
SexEd (month-long series of workshops), Flux Factory, Queens, NY
SexEd, Utopia School, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
"Where Artists Go to Grow," edibleManhattan
"Every Bed I've Every Slept In," Cosmonauts Avenue
"The 'Now More Than Ever' Epidemic," Theo Westenberger Estate
"Matryoshka: On (Be)coming and (Be)longing," Theo Westenberger Estate
"Ai Weiwei, Austin, and Instagrammable Art," Glasstire
"The Unnameable: Send Me SFMOMA," Glasstire
"Bing Wright," Glasstire
"Laura Lit at Women and Their Work," Glasstire
"Lucas Simões at Lora Reynolds Gallery," Glasstire
"Disappearing Photographs: John Steck Jr. at Blue Star Contemporary," Glasstire
"Artists and Six Degrees of Separation," Glasstire
"Matryoshka: On (Be)coming and (Be)longing," Theo Westenberger Estate
"Carnage of the Body: Erin Neve and Sara Sudhoff at grayDUCK," Glasstire
"Prickly Heat: Liz Rodda's Latest," Glasstire
"The Power of Refusal: Kevin McNamee-Tweed's Departure from Austin," Glasstire
Odyssey Works: Transformative Experiences for an Audience of One, New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press.
“To Read the Day After the Election,” Works & Conversations
“Spiderwebs in Chelsea, Tomás Saraceno,” Eyes Towards the Dove, Contemporary Art and Culture
“Three Chelsea Picks: Shotz, Bartley and Kurland,” Eyes Towards the Dove, Contemporary Art and Culture
“Dream of the Red Chamber, New York,” Eyes Towards the Dove, Contemporary Art and Culture
“Sophie Calle: Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston,” Eyes Towards the Dove, Contemporary Art and Culture
“A Sense of Place, Pier 24, San Francisco,” Eyes Towards the Dove, Contemporary Art and Culture
“Wind and Smoke: On documentation in contemporary art,” Emergent Art Space
Isolation and Amazement, San Francisco, CA: Samsara Press.
SELECT PRESS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
Brooklyn Rail, "Radical Empathy: A Manifesto for the 21st Century"
Newsweek, "Elaborate Plays for Audience of One: Odyssey Works"
Baltimore City Paper, "Audience of One: Odyssey Works Engineers Transformative Experiences"
Hyperallergic, “Airbnb’s Two-Faced Relationship with Artists and Art Organizations”
BOMB, “The Artificial Life”
Hyperallergic, “Immersive Artistic Journeys for Audiences of One”
Magenta, “This Art Collective Wants to Help You Be a Better Person”
Patch, “Williamsburg’s Cheapest Airbnb Listing Is Actually an Art Gallery, and You’re the Art”
Brooklyn Paper, “Take a dirt nap: Sleep on an earth-covered bed in a new art exhibit”
Bedford + Bowery, “Gallery Sleepover”
NPR’s Studio 360, “A Play Where You’re The Star But There’s No Script”
Flirtmoji, “Ayden’s Chest” interview with Katy McCarthy.
CO LAB: Collaborative Design Survey, BIS Publishers, Amsterdam. Edited by Elizabeth Herrmann and Ryan Shelley.
Emergency Index Volume 3, Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, NY. Edited by Yelena Gluzman.
Vulture, “Who Staged a Months-Long Performance Just for Rick Moody?”
Fast Company, “Designing for Misuse”
Marina Abramovic Institute, Immaterial, "When I Left the House it Was Still Dark"
Emergent Art Space, "Ayden Grout: Psychogeography and the New Lenses of Landscape at Flux Factory"
Antro Positivo, "Visitando Odyssey Works"
Theater, "After the Show: A Play Based on Actual Events”
Emergency Index Volume 2, Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, NY. Edited by Yelena Gluzman.
The Alcalde, "And You May Ask Yourself…How Did I Get Here?"
Cartel Urbano, "En Busca del Espectador Ideal"
Metro, "Odyssey Works Changes Another Life at BEAT Festival"
Urban Omnibus, "The City for an Audience of One"
New York Times, "A Waking Dream Made Just for You"
ARTINFO, "Odyssey Works Produces Weekend-Long Theater for an Audience of One"
San Francisco Magazine, "Sunday In SF: Casting Call for the World's Strangest Play"