I am an artist living in New York City. I'm influenced by Nikki S. Lee, Bill Owens, Diane Arbus, Lori Nix/Kathleen Gerber, Laurel Nakadate, and Cindy Sherman, vernacular photography, and observational and improvisational comedy.
I am a former artistic fellow of A.I.R. Gallery and BRIC Arts Media, and I am included in the Brooklyn Museum's Feminist Art Base and the N.Y. Public Library's Photographers' Identities Catalog. I have had four solo shows and I've participated in some exciting feminist group shows in the U.S. and Europe. I like showing work on the Internet best because it's more accessible than showing in a physical place.
I studied acting and performance art at S.U.N.Y. Geneseo and Northwestern University.
I take self-portrait photographs. I use humor in my photographs to address social issues because comedy gets people to pay attention to things they're sick of hearing about.
Sometimes I work on a team with my husband, Jan Peterson, a retired director of television commercials and filmmaker/photographer. And my family helps me a lot, like here's my dad and me, my sister and me, my mother-in-law and me, and finally my father-in-law (Gösta Peterson, a fashion photographer) snapped the shutter on this picture of my husband and me.
I like collaboration. If you have an idea for a photo, please write to me at email@example.com.
There's an interview below about the Happy Workers series of self-portrait photographs.