Education                   

 

2021    MFA (pending) with Distinction, Painting, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL.

            (expected May 2021)

 

2012     MS with Distinction, Digital Art, Knowledge Systems Institute ~ Skokie, IL. 

 

2009     BA Studio Art, Albion College, Albion, MI. (Arthur and Eva Janson Art Scholarship, Geoffrey Morris Scholarship;                          Dean’s List: Fall 2005 - Spring 2009)   

 

 

Teaching / Workshops

 

2019     Graduate Teaching Assistant Foundations (beginning August 2019), Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL.

 

2017     Painting Instructor for Art Entertainment Workshop, Karcher Artspace Lofts / The Mic, ~ Waukegan, IL.

 

2017     Painting Instructor for Art Entertainment Workshop, Angie Redmond’s Artist  Workshops, ~ Zion, IL.

           

2015     Painting Instructor for Art Entertainment Workshop, The Artist and The Poet, ~ Bolingbrook, IL. 

 

 

Accomplishments

 

2018     Invited Guest Artist for Cantv Talk Show (5 episodes), ~ Chicago/Elgin, IL (2009 – 2018)

 

2016     Requested by BP Gas Corporation to showcase art during Black History Month, ~ Warrenville, IL. (2014 – 2016)

 

2016     Selected to organize a Marcus Garvey exhibition during Black History Month, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2015     Requested by Groupon Corporation to showcase art during Black History Month, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2015     Ultimate Painting Chicago Winner

 

2015     Black History Month’s featured solo artist at the Orland Park Library, ~ Orland Park, IL.

 

2014     First selected artist for upcoming documentary, Your Hair Your Story

 

2013      Selected artist for an online art magazine, artimagemagazine.com

 

2013     Invited Artist, Funder Hut Event (live painting) ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2010     Russell Simmons Rush Philanthropies Bombay and Sapphire Artisan Series Finalist ~ Art Basel Miami, FL. (Photo                    displayed in Dec/Jan 2010 issue of Marc Eckos’ Complex Magazine)

 

2009     Juried Artist for Tall Grass Arts Association ~ Park Forest, IL.

 

2009     Fred Hampton Scholarship Fund Image Award ~ Chicago, IL.

 

 

Exhibitions

 

2019     Sky’s the Limit, Tall Grass Arts Association  ~ Park Forest, IL.

2019     Bang! Bang! Art Show, Curio Gallery ~ DeKalb, IL

 

2019     Black Creativity, Museum of Science and Industry ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2017     Solo­ Exhibition, Never A Bad Hair Day, Albion College ~ Albion, MI. (with Artist Talk)  

 

2017     Cultural Giants, Southside Community Art Center, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2017     Silent Fierceness, Parlor People, ~ Waukegan, IL.

 

2017     Art Wauk, Karcher Artspace Lofts, ~ Waukegan, IL.

 

2016     Lexicon, Zhou B Art Center, ~ Chicago, IL.   

 

2016     Pieces of Eight – Contemporary Art by Eight Millennial Artists, Gallery Pink, ~ Oak Park, IL. (with Artist Talk)

 

2015     Beyond Color, The Merchandise Mart, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2015     30 x 30 x 30, Governors State University, ~ University Park, IL.  

 

2015     Black Creativity, Museum of Science and Industry ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2014     Ethnic Expressions, Tall Grass Association, ~ Park Forest, IL.

 

2014     Best Kept Secret_Emerging Artists Exhibition, One Stop Productions ~ Chicago, IL. (with the Artist Talks)

              (Created and Curated the Exhibitions) (2012-2014)

 

2013     The Next Wave Art Salon ~ Elgin, IL

 

2011     Black Artist Show, Chicago Urban Art Retreat ~ Chicago, IL

 

2011     Brainstorm, Governors State University ~ University Park, IL.

 

2011     New York Arts Program Alumni Exhibition ~ New York, NY.

 

2010     Bombay and Sapphire Artisan Series, G. R N'namadi Gallery ~ Detroit, MI.

 

2010     Fabulously Focused, Tall Grass Arts Association ~ Park Forest, IL.

 

2009     Full Circle, Marwen Gallery, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

 

Live Events / Vendor

 

2017     Celebrating the Youth, South Central Community Center, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2017     Martin Experience Art Party, Live Painting, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2017     Stop Bullying Live Painting, McCutcheon Elementary School, ~Chicago, IL.

 

2017     Women’s Empowerment, Northern Illinois University, ~ Naperville, IL. (2016-2017)

 

2017     Art Beat Chicago, Citlalin Gallery and Theater, ~ Chicago, IL. (2016-2017)

 

2016     WGHC 98.3fm, Radio Interview with Za Na P and live painting, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2016     Fame 15 Chicago Launch, Elbo Room, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2016     Talk to Me Mondays, Bar 10 Doors, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2015     Harlem Fine Arts Show, The Merchandise Mart, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2015     Rachel O Beauty’s Natural Summer Meetup, The Little Black Pearl, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2015     I am Fest, House of Blues, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2015     Sibyl’s Breakfast Club’s Black Man Stand Up, Witherspoon Law Group, ~ Chicago, IL.   

 

2015     Sibyl’s Breakfast Club’s Spring Affair, The Swift Mansion, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2015     Subject to Change Underground Culture and Community Art Market, ~ Chicago, IL.

 

2015     Live Art Event, The Life Foundation, ~ Chicago, IL. (2014-2015)

 

2014     Tall Grass’s Annual Art Festival, Tall Grass Arts Association, ~ Park Forest, IL. (2009-2014)

 

2013     Chicago Music Awards Pre Show Performances, WGN News, ~Chicago, IL.

 

2013     Kinky Curly, a natural black hair event, ~ Bolingbrook, IL.

 

 

Publications

 

2017     Sistah's Place Real Talk Magazine Featured Artist, Online Artist by Letrise Carter

 

2016     Wednesday Journal, Oak Park, IL. article

 

2015     365Artist365Days.com

 

2015     Bean Soup Times, Online Article by Toure Muhammad

 

2010     Featured in Jessica Kronika's article, Intensity and Detail in Paint and Drawing at Tall Grass     Arts www.Examiner.com

 

 

Selected Research/Inspiration

 

Black Hair: Art, Style, and Culture, Ima Ebong, A’lelia Bundles.

 

Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America, Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps.

 

Why Don’t He Like My Hair: Constructing African Americans Standards of Beauty, Bertram D. Ashe

 

The Creative Habit, Twyla Tharp

 

25 Women, Dave Hickey

 

Ways of Seeing, John Berger

 

Art/Work, Heather Darcy Bhandari

 

Artists - Beverly McIver, Jenny Saville, Kara Walker, Michael Dixon, and Kehinde Wiley

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