Born Exeter, NH (1989)
2017-present M.F.A. candidate at UCSD
2015 Tintype Intensive with Robyn Hasty, Pioneer Works
Essay Means to Try with Chelsea Hodson, Catapult Literature
2014 Artists Summer Institute, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and Creative Capital
2013 Photography Workshop with Mary Ellen Mark
2012 B.A. New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Magna Cum Laude
2011 ESDIT Escuela de Gastronomia y Tourismo, Arequipa, Peru, Culinary School
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, Chin
RESIDENCIES, GRANTS, AWARDS, & HONORS
Shortlist, DISQUIET Literary Prize in Nonfiction, Lisbon, Portugal
Runner-up, Summer Literary Seminar Contest in Fiction
Artist in Residence, Institute for American Art, Portland, ME
Artist in Residence, 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
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco, CA
Malvern Books, Austin, TX
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
The Art of Attention, Electric Literature
Is Alex Morrison Austin's Boldest Museum Educator?, Glasstire
Virtual Roundtable on "Future Sex," Public Books
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
The Artist as Culture Producer, Glasstire
The Art of the Affair: Artists and Six Degrees of Separation, Glasstire
Interview with Nina Katchadourian, Glasstire
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.
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
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"