About Jo

My work happens at the intersection of performance, writing and painting. As an artist, I strive to disrupt institutional and interpersonal boundaries by inviting people to think carefully about rote behaviors, examine the social patterns of comportment which shape those habits, and their sense of belonging (or errancy) within those cultural contexts. I devise situations for becoming newly familiar to the world and other people, by proposing systems of mutual feeling through difference. My goal is to achieve something like the habits of crystalline growth, expanding relationship through different structures of thinking, feeling and doing. I hope to inspire intimacy in my work, by enlivening the dormant possibilities embedded in habits. At its best, my art offers an ocean of grace for one another’s habits, and a faith that we are all in this together.

My current and most enduring work is The Habitorium, a platform for creative gestures through curiosity.