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I am overjoyed to announce that that I have been accepted to Arizona State University’s Master of Fine Arts program in Theatre - Interdisciplinary Digital Media Performance Studies beginning this Fall.

ASU is the ideal space for me to integrate my skills as a technologist with my calling as a performer. While there, I’ll learn the computer engineering and stagecraft skills I’ll need to create the weird techno-performance art I haven’t even dreamed of yet. I’m incredibly eager, and excited to uncover the greater depths and complexities of my artistry.

My journey to graduate school was not one linear path; it began at 19 when I was began working as as an art model and is the cumulative result of all the adventures that were born out of this creative hobby. My journey required failure, struggle, hard work and a complete trust in the process as the price of admission for this next great adventure. You can learn more about my story by watching my Artist Inc Slide Slam here.

“But I smell the roses not just to remind myself of how lucky I am, but also to wonder how on earth it all happened. I smell the roses to try and figure out how I came to be in the garden at all.” - Alan Cumming



One more show before I go! “Only Judy Can Judge Me” (2.0) has been included in Yuri Zupancic's 'AFTERNET: NEW WORKS BY YURI ZUPANCIC | GROUP EXHIBITION' exhibition at the Cider Gallery, starting this evening and through August 23! Tonight’s reception is my last art-related event in Lawrence before the Big Move to Tempe, so stop by and exchange fancy air kisses with me while scoping some great art.




I am so grateful for the opportunity to join Johanna Winters’ traveling company, performing her puppet performance work, ‘ENDLNG’ at the beautiful Open Eye Figure Theatre in Minneapolis, MN! According the artist, ENDLNG “proposes a narrative in which female desire and agency demand to be witnessed. Our protagonist confronts her burdensome longing and disappointment through a merging of puppetry, gesture, language, and ritual. Bolstered by her puppeteer minders as she resists a deteriorating condition, the ENDLNG glimpses a moment of intimacy and resilience through a shadow fever-dream.”

This 25 minute performance weaves marionette and shadow puppetry performance with elements of sound, text and narration. Myself, Alicia Kelly and Stevie Delgado work together performing as shadow puppeteers working together, while artist/writer/director Johanna Winters performs with her Endlng marionette puppet with assistance from fellow performer Alex Olson and narration by Emily Lund. Lexie Balaun is our trusted swing shadow puppeteer! Our company is small but mighty and swiftly becoming a crew of “Swingers” - performers that know not only their role, but sometimes multiple other parts and are ready to “swing” into action under any performance circumstance. I look forward to “swinging” into marionette assistance when we perform ENDLNG again at Plug Projects in Kansas City on July 19th!



I recently completed Artist Inc’s 8-week arts entrepreneurship program at the Lawrence Arts Center, where I gained deeper insights into business, legal and marketing strategies for my art practice. I’ve been waiting for three years to apply for this program, and I’m grateful to have received this knowledge at this juncture in my life. The Artist Inc program always culminates in an evening of Slide Slams - 15-slide presentations delivered in 5 minutes. I shared some never-before-seen childhood pics, spoke about my current interests as an art-weirdo, and finished with a grand announcement! It was a doozy bringing my storied journey as a creative into focus, and within such narrow parameters, but if there’s anything I know about creativity, it is that is likes constraints. Assembling my presentation helped me accept all my creative experiences over the past decade as a destined journey towards my calling…more on that calling in the video below :)

Thank you to my dear friends (and fellow creative powerhouses!) Johanna Winters and Amanda Pintore for supporting me, and special thank you to my fellow artist-amiga para siempre Blanca Herrada for recording my slide slam! The video starts about 15 seconds into my presentation, here’s the missing text for those who desire it:

“Thank you all for joining us this evening. My name is ONOH, I’m an interdisciplinary artist whose art takes many forms - video, digital collage, performance, puppetry, and most recently creative coding. I divide my interests between computer-powered art and body-centered craft. Here’s the story of how I arrived at this intersection, and the new path I’m currently forging.”



🌇Where have I been? Galavanting through the Big City with the Runaway Orchestra! 🎶🎵 I'm having so much fun embodying the five mask characters - the Conductor 👴, Bird 🐦, Bus Driver 😤, Antique Dealer 👵, and the Bratty Child 😈 - giving each character their own gestures and quirks. Thank you Johanna Winters for guiding the puppet-making process and giving me so much personality to work with!! 🎼🎻🎶🌇🐣💡⛵🌆🏤🎵Catch 'The Runaway Orchestra' at the LAC for our final shows, tonight at 6pm and tomorrow at 2pm!

All photos by Marlo Angel


"Some of the work is gentle, such as Brittney Carter's 'True,' a charcoal and pastel drawing on wood. Other pieces are playful, but others are decidedly not playing, such as ONOH’s 'Only Judy Can Judge Me,' a stunning digital collage of images compiled from grandmaster paintings that depicts the Biblical figure of Judith beheading Holophernes."

Thank you Libby Hanssen for reviewing the show, and for generous write up! I have a deep affection for public radio, so to see my name and work mentioned in your article was a meaningful achievement.

Read Libby’s review of Who Does She Think She Is? on!



Who Does She Think She Is?

Interurban ArtHouse - May 15 - April 19

Presented by the UMKC Women’s Center and InterUrban ArtHouse, Who Does She Think She Is? showcases work by 50 women artists from the Kansas City metro area. I was delighted to be a part of this fantastic line up of women working across a myriad of disciplines.

This updated light-print (as I’m calling them) of “Only Judy Can Judge Me” will be on view and for sale throughout this month. Stop by at our closing reception on April 19!



Feb. 16 | 8 PM – 10 PM
The Break Room, Topeka, KS

So this is pretty cool -- I'll be the featured artist at Byron Stamps' Truth in Comedy tour stop this Saturday night at The Break Room in Topeka! Byron approached me about three weeks ago with a creative challenge: create three new pieces inspired by the deeply personal stories of three strangers (including fellow-Artist-Inc-Fellow, Amy Eff). This Saturday, the three speakers will share their stories live, followed by comedy sets, followed by a short minute artist talk by yours truly where I'll explain my processes and inspiration for each piece. I've made three special edition digital collages (1/1 folks!) for the occasion and I can't wait to share them this Saturday. Join us this Saturday for a very human night of confessions, comedy, and art.


JAN. 24 - FEB. 21, the BOURGEOIS PIG, Lawrence, KS

Digital collage on Lite film, LEDs, dimmers, Plexiglas and MDF frame

de·a ex ma·chi·na | \ ˈdei-wā-ˌeks-ˈmä-ki-nə

(Latin: “goddess from the machine”) a person or thing that appears or is introduced into a situation suddenly and unexpectedly and provides an artificial or contrived solution to an apparently insoluble difficulty.

con·trived | \ kən-ˈtrīvd

: having an unnatural or false appearance or quality :ARTIFICIAL, LABORED

“Dea Ex MACHINA: the Power of Women” is a digital collage series that references the biblical stories of Judith, Jael, Susannah, Delilah as well as the legend of Saint Irene and Saint Sebastian. Playfully, I search the Internet for copies of their likenesses (predominantly painted by wealthy, white, and male artists, save for the Holy works of  Artemisia Gentileschi) before proceeding to slice, erase, and layer these images until the feminist gestures of these women are powerfully revitalized with new context. In this way, I turn to digital collage as a weapon of subversion.

Presenting these works, I reflect on my desire to explore art-making that is seemingly devoid of a human / Artist's touch. Each image here has been copied from the Internet, obliterated then remade in Photoshop, printed by machine on plastic paper, framed in Plexiglas and illuminated by electricity. I marvel at the manner in which my relationship to machines is not only wholly dependent, but also increasingly creative. W. Benjamin once famously asked, “What is art in the age if mechanical reproduction?”, to which I reply what is and can art making be the age if synthetic reproduction / imagery / reality?


APRIL 5-7, Lawrence Arts center

When the opportunity calls to help create GIANT wearable puppet masks AND ALSO perform in the show they are intended for, I do not say no! For the next few weeks, I’m helping build puppet masks for a variety of original characters, under the design direction of Johanna Winters. Each week, my three other classmates and myself learn Johanna’s process of molding with chicken wire and masking tape (MASKING TAPE!). Having made exclusively with the papier-mache / cardboard processes I learned at Bread and Puppet, this is a new, lightweight process for working large. I’m having a lot of fun and look forward to working with the rest of the puppet team each Wednesday night!

As if building the masks wasn’t enough fun for me, Ric Averill has asked that I perform each mask role on stage this upcoming April, combining my experiences as a dancer & performer with my technical knowledge as a puppeteer. I really couldn’t be more excited about this performance! Tune in for progress shots as they come, and click here to learn more about this production.


Judy's in NY! I am super excited to participate in CELEBRATI♀N, a multi-disciplinary arts showcase curated by Roost Studios in New Paltz, NY, an collective that organizes, recognizes, and celebrates womxn creatives. 'Only Judy Can Judge Me' will be on view daily until February 2, 2019 along with artworks by 60+ womxn artists. Check out @celebratewomxn845 's stories for an inside peak into their opening reception, including a performance by @qlurdeane, pictured in the embed post!




I have a very nicely framed print of “Jael” on view at Plug Projects as part of run riot, their first ever curated salon show featuring the work of 50 regional and national artists. Being invited to participate in my first group show in Kansas City is a huge deal for me, and I am very much looking forward to experiencing Boi Boy’s newest installation and mingling with the KC/Plug scene at this Friday’s opening reception. run riot will be on view at Plug Projects through November 3 and all works are for sale. See you Friday!


🔺🔵🔶💚 What a show -- thank you to all who experienced Color Play this weekend, especially the little ones who laughed, wondered, danced and dug with us. We made this show with you and for you. What a gift you are to the world. Thank you to the incredible team that I was lucky to be a part of - Amanda, Clarissa, Ernesto, Leah, and Rachel. A huge THANK YOU to the Arts Center pros that made this world real and magical: Tammy Keiser (costume design), Samaria Fleig (lighting design), Toni Young (light board op), Drew Hafling (builder), and Jason Barr (set design). Now, on to the next world!


Last month, I had the pleasure of assisting in Johanna Winters’ puppetry debut in Lawrence at Free State Festival, alongside artists Alicia Kelly, Anne Luben and musician Jeff Stolz. Johanna Winters is the Lawrence Arts Center’s Printmaker-in-Residence and an incredibly talented interdisciplinary artist whose work encompasses print, mask, and very clever low-tech animation.

Devised and directed by Johanna, ‘The Middle Tell’ is a shadow-puppet performance, video projection, and sound piece that chronicles a trio of female bards as they reluctantly surrender to a deteriorating condition. After Johanna re-staged aspects of the work for our performance, we puppeteers rehearsed together before bringing in musical accompaniment. We performed ‘The Middle Tell’ twice on September 21 outside the Lawrence Arts Center as part of Free State Festival’s performance programming.

Having never participated in shadow-puppetry before, I was taken with the relationship between animated performance (puppetry) and performed animation (low-tech projection of hand-crafted and the hand-operated objects). I was also drawn to the communal aspect of our performance, a happening that could only be pulled off through team effort and coordinated choreography of gesture, movement and timing. I have never animated this way but I am more and more curious about the possibilities of this technique. Thank you, Johanna, for inviting me into this process!



Oct. 5 | 6pm

Oct. 6 | 9:30am, 11:15am, 1:30pm, 4pm

Oct. 7 | 9:30am, 11:15am, 1:30pm

Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

I am THRILLED to announce that I have been cast as a performer in Color Play, a special devised art performance for the very young, alongside performers Amanda Pintore (director), Ernesto Hodison Jr. and Leah Towle, with live and integrated music from Rachel Allai!

Color Play asks children the following imaginative questions -- what does blue sound like? What does green do when it wakes up in the morning? How does orange dance? Under the direction of Amanda Pintore, performers in Color Play explore how children think about color through a performance directly inspired by the ideas, movements, and words of children ages 2-6 in our Play Lab series, a research-based space for very young children and their caregivers to create with artists. Very young audiences will enter an interactive world where colors make noises, have wild dances, and create delightful surprises. The performance itself will involve live music, exploratory art, and moments of interaction with the audience. Color Play is built in collaboration with the Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis, MO. For tickets to see the Lawrence Arts Center shows in October, click here!

Watch the videos below to learn more about our research and devising process!


I had so much fun getting mad and monstrous with the youth of LFK at my papier-mache mask-making workshop at the Lawrence Public Library! Using cardboard, grocery store bags, and a good amount of goopy-mache glue, students learned the methods of upcycled puppetry. These young artists crafted every inch of their masks: from building a structured skeleton, to sculpting the outer contour form with paper, to painting and performance! All in six hours! Very proud of these kiddos and hope that where they see discarded "waste", they also see opportunities for imaginative making. Thank you to the Lawrence Public Library for having me over!


A huge thank you to Plug Projects for featuring me at their most recent CRIT NIGHT, along with artists David Alpert and Justin Rodier. The feedback I received was very meaningful, and I deeply valued the opportunity to both illuminate the work and push my series further. My CRIT NIGHT artist talk was my first foray into the Kansas City art community, and the first time my collages were presented together in large format! It was very special evening for me as a young artist - I hope to be back very soon, Kansas City!


Humbled and honored to have virtually shared the morning with three young women participating in the P.E.O.P.L.E. program at UW-Madison. We explored creativity as a career-path and shared our favorite art experiences -- Mirror Mask, anime, Judy's Dinner Party, and James Turrell, ftw! Huge thanks to Cate Richards who is literally living her best life while working her butt off pursuing her passion. You inspire me each and every day, friend. 

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DOT (Full Show!)


In January and February of 2018, the Lawrence Arts Center introduced a brand new Play Lab Series for 2-5 year olds. In these research sessions, we worked with child/caregiver pairs using improvised dance and painting. These sessions were recorded and served as research for our upcoming dance performance for children ages 2-5, Dot. Children were our artistic partners in our process. All of the choreography for Dot will be performed by adults and based on our interactions in the Play Lab Series. We ask the question: what if we danced the way that children draw?

Under the creative direction of Amanda Pintore, lead choreographer and primary researcher, I was a dancer-researcher in our Play Lab Series and served as one of the four dancers in Dot. After studying the movement of our very young dancers, my cultivated movement patterns include sweeping magic arms, wild battles, and sneaky surprises...

Working on DOT was a profound experience for me as an artist. I have never worked with very young children before, certainly not as equitable collaborators, and the experience of living in my body so completely as a dancer confirmed many of suspicions regarding my art identity, an identity centered by a creative, collaborative being -- a dancer; a performer; a clown; an empathetic, collaborative being who blossoms in imagined spaces of creative world building. That's a lot to attribute to a 40 minute show where the intended audience is 2-5 years old, but truth be told, DOT was anything but a "kid's show". It was a performance art experience that could be experienced, enjoyed and appreciated by human beings across all ages. DOT challenged notions of what an expected art experience could be, and more importantly, who art can be made for. I loved being a part of this unique show and the phenomenal team behind it! The depths of my performance abilities were thoroughly explored thanks to a brilliant cross-collaboration between music, child, dancer, musician, costume designer, and all the scenic elements combined. 

Watch the full show here!