Gym Series

The gym is a place where everyday characteristics—like sexuality, competitiveness, ego—are amplified in a stage-like environment where there is a hyperawareness of our bodies in a public space. Pushing against heroic or romantic notions of bodily perfection that are glorified on social media, I’m interested in exemplifying the strangeness of the body.

Exploring the politics of looking through both the male and female gazes, there’s a peculiarity of certain exercises with the awkward, compromising positions they put people in that are left open for interpretation. Merging visual material from memories of my daily gym experiences, Instagram, and imagination, I emphasize the absurdity of the body to allow the work to discuss serious topics through tender, empathetic humor.


Most people have entered a gym at least once in their lives, or have goals to become healthy to live longer, happier lives. Telling gym stories through serious yet comically empathetic visual narratives, I hope to bring up conversation about gender issues, body politics and trends, competition, and the propaganda of progress in other spheres of our lives.


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