Education

MFA 2009      Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

                  Studio Art: Printmaking, Drawing, Mixed Media, Installation

 

BFA 2002       Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

                   Fine Art: Drawing

 

Professional Experience

 

2008 – Present

Owner

Black Box Press Studio, Little Rock, AR

 

 

2008 - 2012 

Lecturer

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Department of Art

 

 

2007 - 2008 

Printmaking Shop Technician

Purdue University, Department of Visual and Performing Arts

 

 

2006 - 2008    

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Purdue University, Department of Visual and Performing Arts

   

 

2004 - 2006    

Independent Artist

 

 

2002 - 2003    

Exhibition and Education Coordinator

Community Artists’ Collective, Houston, TX           

 

 

Awards

2010
Telly Award, Educational and Cultural categories, Bronze Statue, New York City, NY

 

2007            

Bruce J. and Sharon Goodman Merit Award, Louisville. KY

 

2006               

Brown-Forman Corporation Purchase Award, Louisville, KY

 

2006               

Delta Phi Delta Scholarship, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

 

2006               

Mellen-Oberst Family Merit Award, Louisville, KY

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2011               

In My Mother’s House, Russell Fine Arts Gallery, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

 

2010               

She Who is Brown, David W. Mullins Library, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville, Arkansas

 

2009               

To Know My Mother’s Name, Purdue Black Cultural Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

 

2008               

Midnight Brings a Revelation, Shrine of the Black Madonna, Houston, Texas

 

2003               

Something Was Lost in Translation, The Community Artist Collective, Houston, Texas

                                         

2001               

All Gawd’s Chill’n Got Run’n Shoes, Robert J. Terry Gallery, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

                                                                       

1998               

Out of the Blackness, Gallery of Distinctive Art, Houston, Texas

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011              

The Roux, Houston Museum of African American Culture, May 2011, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, August 2011

 

2010

Every Tree Counts, Oxbow Press, Reno Nevada

Faculty Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

 

2009               

Portraits, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2 person show

Arts in the Art, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute of the University of Arkansas System, Morrilton, Arkansas

UALR Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas

 

2008               

Houston Collects, Museum Fine Arts, Houston,Texas

Re-Interpreting The Middle East, 2008 Southern Graphics Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University

Technature, Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado

Beyond Surface, Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Heritage Hall, North Dakota State University, North Dakota

Traveling to: Department of Fine Art, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

Print Zero Exchange #5, Roennebaeksholm Arts and Culture Centre, Naestved, Denmark

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

                         

2007               

Private Collection: Art and Design Exhibition Vol. I, Shine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center, Houston, Texas

13th Annual African American Art Exhibition, Louisville, Kentucky

Visual Transparencies, University of California, Davis, California

A Half Mile From Home, Touch Gallery, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota

International Art Exhibition, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore, India

A Gathering of Printmakers: 53 Artist from Across the United States and Abroad, C.N. Gorman Museum, University of California at Davis

 

2006               

Pages and Voices, East and West Galleries, Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Spring Open House Exhibition, Historical School 30, Indianapolis, Indiana

Impressit, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, Minnesota

Faces of Women, Las Vegas Arts Council, Las Vegas, New Mexico

12th Annual African American Art Exhibition, Louisville, Kentucky

New, East Gallery, Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Westwood Biannual Exhibition, Westwood House, Purdue University

 

2005               

Open House Exhibition, Historical School 30, Indianapolis, Indiana

                       

2004               

Who? Goliards?, University Museum, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas                                                            

 

2003               

Sister on the Horizon: Emerging African American Women Artists, South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas  

The 7th Annual Citywide African-American Artist Exhibition, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

                                               

2002               

When the Angels Come, University Museum, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

Sepia II: She Who Is Brown, Kingsley Association, East Liberty, Pennsylvania

 

2001               

Woman of Art and Soul, The Art Institute of Houston, Houston, Texas

 

2000               

DiverCity: An Aesthetic Interpretation of Culture, The Community Artists’ Collective Gallery, Houston, Texas

 

1999               

Africa the New World  and the Space In Between, The Community Artists’ Collective Gallery, Houston, Texas

 

1998               

University Exhibition,  Univ. of South Carolina, McMaster Gallery, Columbia, South Carolina

I Shall Not Be Moved, Gallery of Distinctive Art, Houston, Texas

 

1997               

The Mask We Wear, Mercedes Art Gallery, Houston, Texas

 

Visiting Artist                     

2009               

Purdue University Black Cultural Center, Gallery Talk

 

2009               

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Gallery Talk

 

2008               

Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Guest Lecturer

 

Professional Projects

2011               

Panel Guest, Woman Call for Peace, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

 

2010               

Invited Speaker, Symposium on African American Culture and Philosophy – New Directions in Feminism and Womanism in Africa and the African Diaspora, Purdue University

 

2008               

Co-curated exhibition, Inklandia, West Gallery, Rueff Galleries, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

 

Public Collections

C.N. Gorman Museum, University of California, Davis California

 

University of Colorado-Boulder, Special Collections, Boulder, Colorado

 

Southern Graphics Council Archive, University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford, Mississippi

 

Mid America Print Council Archive

 

Metropolitan State, Denver, Colorado

 

Purdue Print Archive, Lafayette, Indiana

 

U.S. Department of Commerce, Essence of Generations:  Selections from the Permanent Collection           

NOAA Fisheries Galveston, Texas

 

Work is also represented in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States

 

Conferences / Workshops Attended  

2011               

Southern Graphics Council Conference, Equilibrium, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 

 

2009               

Southern Graphics Council Conference, Global Implications, Colombia College, Chicago, Illinois 

 

2008               

Southern Graphics Council Conference, Command Print, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

 

2007               

Anderson Ranch, Intaglio Workshop, From Concept To Color, Snowmass Village, Colorado

 

2006

Mid America Print Council Conference, Forging Connections, Athens, Ohio

 

 

Professional Memberships  

College Art Association

 

Mid America Print Council

 

Southern Graphics