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EDUCATION

2015 BFA, Interdisciplinary Sculpture & Art History, Magna Cum Laude, Maryland Institute

College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD

2014 BFA Spring Semester Abroad, Studio Art Centers International (SACI), Florence, Italy

Coursework: Ceramics, Museology, Independent Studio, Italian Language

2011 Diploma, Cum Laude, Design & Architecture Senior High School (DASH), Miami, FL

Coursework: Fashion Design & Construction & Fine Art

 

SOLO EXIHIBTIONS

2015 Distant Histories (Thesis Exhibition), MICA, Baltimore, MD

2011 Beginning, Walgreens Window Gallery, Organized by the Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2017 Upcoming: 14th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party, American University’s Katzen

Arts Center Washington, DC

37th Annual Auction Gala, Washington Projects for the Arts, Washington, DC. Catalogue. April.

2016 BLK LUV, Penthouse Gallery, Station North Arts & Entertainment District, Baltimore, MD

Objects of Construction, SpaceCamp Gallery, SNAED, Baltimore, MD

2015 Distant Histories, MICA Senior Commencement Exhibition, Baltimore, MD

2014 Female Matters, Box Studio, Shoreditch, London, UK

SACI Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, Palazzo Dei Cartelloni, Florence, Italy

Independent Studio Showcase, Jules Maidoff Palazzo for the Visual Arts, Florence, Italy

2013 Powerhouse, Process Collective, Penthouse Gallery SNAED, Baltimore, MD

2011 Open House, The Catch Collective, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL

Strength in Numbers, The Catch Collective, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL

Beginning, Walgreens Window Gallery, Miami, FL, Commissioned by the Bass Museum

of Art, Miami, FL

15X4, Traveling Exhibition, Miami, FL/ West Palm Beach, FL/ Interlochen, MI/ New

Orleans, LA

CURATORIAL

2017 Black Man in a Black World, Co-curator, Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD

BLK LUV II, Juried Exhibition, Co-Curator, BALTI GURLS

David Carlson: Paradigms of Structure and Change, Curator, Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Mrs. Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Washington, DC

Ms. Adelle Carlton, Miami, FL

Ms. Laura Waddell, Kendall Park, NJ


 

SELECT FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AWARDS & CERTIFICATES

2017 Exchange Residency: Baltimore, Artist’s Fellowship, Elsewhere Museum & Artists Residency, Greensboro, NC (declined)

2016 Citation from the Office of Maryland Senator Mikulski

GBCA Certificate of Completion for Urban Arts Leadership Fellowship Program

Artistic Recognition, Mayor’s Office of Baltimore City, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore, MD

GRIT Fund Grant, The Contemporary, BALTI GURLS Collective & True Laurels, Baltimore, MD

15-16   Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA), Urban Arts Leadership Fellow, Baltimore, MD

2015 MICA Graduating Student Leaders, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore, MD

MICA Office of Diversity Benefit Fashion Show Grant

11-15   MICA Dean’s List Fall/Spring Semester

Ruth Jenkins Bristor Scholarship (MICA); Fanny B. Thalheimer Scholarship (MICA);

Foundation Recognition Scholarship (MICA)

10-11   National Art Honors Society 

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2017 BALTI GURLS Artist’s Presentation, "Talking about Art & Design," MFA ELL presentation, Lazarus Auditorium, MICA, Baltimore, MD. October 2017.

NAKE Presentation & Visual Artist’s Talk. Invited by Director of MA programs in Cultural

Sustainability and Management; and the MA and MFA in Digital Arts Departments of Goucher College, Impact Hub & Johns Hopkins University-MICA Film Centre, Baltimore, MD. July 2017.

Constitution Day Symposium, Panelist, “Educating for a Democratic Society,” Falvey Hall (MICA),

Baltimore, MD. September 2017.

GBCA UALP Alumni Panel, Baltimore, MD. September 2017.

Interview with Sterling Warren (audio). “Preserve The Baltimore Uprising Archive Project,”

Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD.

2016 MAMI MARKET, BALTI GURLS (co-curators), The Knockdown Center, Queens, NY:

Hosted a discussion on the existence of “safe-spaces” and the challenges and triumphs

of organizing along lines of intersectional identity.

Artists Presentation,The Contemporary Museum, Artists Retreat, Pearlstone Center, Reisterstown, MD

GBCA Donor Event, UALP Cohort Representative & Speaker, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

URL vs. IRL, BALTI GURLS Collective Panel, Platform Gallery, Baltimore, MD

PMF, If I Ruled the World, Publication Panelist, Baltimore Design School, Baltimore, MD

BALTI GURLS Collective in Conversation, Impact Hub, Baltimore, MD

Facilitator, MICA Sexuality Workshop for First Time Monologues, Baltimore, MD

Artist Talk, Electronic Media & Culture, MICA, Baltimore, MD

12-15   MICA Student Panelist for Judicial Hearing Board, Baltimore, MD

2015 UALP 2015-2016 Cohort Representative, Aspen Institute, MICA, Baltimore, MD

MICA Women’s Leadership Retreat, Enoch Pratt Library, Central Branch, Baltimore, MD

2013 DASH, College Panel, Miami, FL, January.

MICA Career Development Webinar, Baltimore, MD.


 

MEMBERSHIP

2016 Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington, D.C.

ImpactHub, Baltimore, MD

Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

14-pres. Founding Member, BALTI GURLS, Women of Color Arts Collective, Exhibitions, Projects & Event Program Coordinator, Baltimore, MD

12-13 Process Collective, Exhibiting Arts Collective, Baltimore, MD

10-11 The Catch Collective, Exhibiting Arts Collective, Miami, FL

 

COMMISSIONS

2016 BmoreArt Magazine. Commissioned two illustrations for featured internal article. Baltimore, MD; New York, NY. 

Hyrsteria. Cover Art and Internal Illustration, Baltimore, MD; New York City, NY

PUBLICATIONS & WRITING

2016 If I Ruled The World, Project Collaborator, Writer, and Artist, PressPress, Baltimore, MD

15-16   True Laurels, Contributing Arts & Culture Writer, online, Baltimore, MD

2015 Interdisciplinary Sculpture, Thesis Catalogue, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2014 Motherlands Zine, Issue No.1, Contributing Artist, online

 

PRESS

2016 City Paper, October Fall Arts Issue, Cover Story, “Balti Gurls on Guerrilla Gurls, Women,

Race, and the Arts”, Baltimore, MD, pictured.

Baltimore Magazine, Gurl Power: Arts collective builds community for creative women of color, Baltimore, MD, pictured.

Baltimore Magazine, Best of Baltimore, “Best Collective”

Heritage News, Baltimore National Heritage Area, letter from Jeff Buccheit, Executive

Director, Review of “With These Hands” Artifacts of the Enslaved People of Mount Clare”

opening exhibition at the Baltimore Visitor’s Center, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

City Paper, “Zine Roundup: Reviews of Recent DIY Publications around Baltimore,” Baltimore, MD

Bmore Art, If I Ruled the World Chapter 1, PressPress, Baltimore, MD

City Paper, PMF VII Picks, “If I Ruled the World,”PressPress, Baltimore, MD

Bmore Art, February Allover Street, “Objects of Construction” & “Balti Gurls, BLK LUV,” Baltimore, MD

City Paper, PMF VII Picks, Balti Gurls, Baltimore, MD

i-D Magazine, “Balti Gurls are unpicking the politics of Black Women in Art,” London, UK

The Baltimore Sun, “Baltimore art collective Balti Gurls tackles issues of race and gender head-on,”, Baltimore, MD

2015 Dazed Digital, “Our Favorite All-Girl Art Collectives,” London, UK

Bmore Art, Arts & Culture, Featured Story: “Top 25 Moments of 2015” by Kimi Hanauer

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jan. 2017-present. North Avenue Knowledge Exchange (NAKE), Program Coordinator, Baltimore, MD. Primary point person to plan and implement all aspects of the North Avenue Knowledge Exchange, funded through an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Partnership between MICA, Station North Arts & Entertainment District, and Red Emma’s Bookstore & Coffeehouse.

January 2016- present Galerie Myrtis, Gallery Assistant & Sales Associate, Baltimore, MD.

October 2015- August 2016 Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA), Urban Arts Leadership Fellowship Program (UALP), Baltimore, MD: February 2016- August 2016: Mayoral Fellowship position with the Mayor’s Office of the City of Baltimore, the Department of Planning’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, and Baltimore National Heritage Area. Worked as an Independent Curator: researching, developing, and planning a physical and online exhibition for the Mount Clare artifact collection—With these Hands: Artifacts of the Enslaved People at Mount Clare. Baltimore Visitors Center, http://baltimoreplanning.wixsite.com/mountclareartifacts

July- late August 2015 Curatorial Intern, Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts, Dr. Amy Landau, Islamic & South Asian Art, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.