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1137 E 50th St
Chicago, IL, 60615

504-512-0283

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

1993-1998    Xavier University of Louisiana; New Orleans, LA; BA, Fine Art; minor in psychology 


 

Career History

 

08/2012-present Teaching Artist, Hyde Park Art Center; Chicago, IL

  • Fine art education for adults and youth.

Summer 2010     Exhibition Mentor/Instructor; Street Level Youth Media: Chicago, IL

  • Development of organizational and budgeting skills related to exhibition preparation with at risk teens.

Summer 09     Exhibition Mentor/Instructor; Street Level Youth Media: Chicago, IL

  • Development of organizational and budgeting skills related to exhibition preparation with at risk teens.

Summer 08     Graphic Design Mentor/Instructor; Street Level Youth Media: Chicago, IL

  • Development of graphic design skill set and creative problem solving with at risk teens.

01/08-present Teaching Artist; Museum of Contemporary Art: Chicago, IL

  • Creating specified unique educational curriculum for student groups visiting the museum.

09/06-04/07     Teaching Artist; Art Institute of Chicago “Teen Lab”; Chicago, IL

  • Creative visual thinking program for Chicago area teens

06/06-08/06     Teaching Artist; SUCCESS Summer Art Program; Chicago, IL

  • Community based after school arts program for DCFS special need and at risk students

10/05-09/08     Teaching Artist; Boulevard Art Center; Chicago IL

  • Community based after school arts program for DCFS special need students

10/05-06/08     Teaching Artist; Art Resources In Teaching; Chicago, IL

  • Specialized short-term residency visual art education for general population and special education students.

09/04-Katrina      Teaching Artist; “Arts Connection” Orleans Parish School Board; New Orleans, LA

  • Visual arts instruction for general population and special education students.

06/04- 08/05     Teaching Artist; Gretna Arts Camp; Gretna, LA

  • Partnered performing and visual arts summer program for at risk youth.

05/02-07/03    Teaching Artist; Play Smart–Paddle and Paint; University of New Orleans; New Orleans, LA

  • Partnered health and art summer education and recreation.

04/00-10/01     Mental Health Counselor/ Art Therapist; Rock Creek Center; Chicago, IL

  • Care and monitoring of psychiatric and special needs patients.

  • Development of creativity centered therapeutic programs for psychiatric and special needs patients.

07/99-present   Private Art Instructor; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; New Orleans, LA; Evanston, IL

  • Private and small group art instruction with students of all age and development levels.

10/94-06/98     Mentor and Peer/Youth Counselor; Xavier University Family Life Center; New Orleans, LA

  • Creation and development of at risk and special needs youth oriented violence prevention programs in the surrounding communities.

 

 

 

Exhibitions, Fellowships & Residencies

 

2017

 

2016

"The Great Migration-In Three Movements" Solo Exhibition; Blanc Gallery Chicago, IL

 

 

2015

"Experimental" Solo Exhibition; Zhou B Art Center Chicago, IL

"If It Don't Fit Don't Force It" Solo Exhibition; William Hill Gallery Chicago, IL

"Sticks And Stones" Solo Exhibition; Zhou B Art Center Chicago, IL

"Art Fusion" Group Exhibition; Aplomb Gallery Chicago, IL

"Milk Honey Bread & Butter" Collaborative Exhibition; UFAT Gallery Chicago, IL

"Purest Form" 4 Of A Kind Collective Exhibition; Aplomb Gallery Chicago,

 

2014

  "Passing It On" Group Exhibition; Prospect 3 The McKenna Museum New Orleans, LA

  "Perceptions" Duo Show; UFAT Gallery; Chicago, IL

   "Dream Deferred" Group Exhibition; Aplomb Gallery Chicago, IL

   "Auras Halos Crowns and Filigree" Solo Exhibition; Cornerstone Gallery; Whiting, IN

   "Art Fusion" Group Exhibition; Chicago,IL

“Kings and Killers” Group Exhibition; Insit Studio; Chicago, IL

“Diaspora: The Art Of Blackness” Group Exhibition; NYCH Gallery; Chicago, IL

“Not Black Enough” 4 Of a Kind Collective Exhibition; NYCH Gallery; Chicago IL

2013

“Tipping Point” 4 Of a Kind Collective Exhibition; Chicago IL

“South Side Of The Moon” Group Exhibition; Lacuna Artists Loft; Chicago, IL

“Art of the Big Shoulders” Group Exhibition; NYCH Gallery; Chicago IL

“My Friend David” Solo Exhibition; Gallery Home; Chicago, IL

“Skin Deep” Solo Exhibition; NYCH Gallery; Chicago, IL

“Diaspora: The Art Of Blackness” Group Exhibition; NYCH Gallery; Chicago, IL

2012

“A Look Back” Solo Exhibition; The Great Room; Evanston, IL

“Bronzeville: Age of Black Elegance” Group Exhibition; Faie African Art in Bronzeville Gallery; Chicago, IL 2011

“I am Beautiful” Solo Exhibition; The Great Room; Evanston, IL

2007

   Juried  “Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival”; Evanston, IL

2006    “Modern Stele” Northeastern University JCCICS; Chicago, IL

   Juried  “Composition of Artistry”; High Risk Gallery; Chicago, IL

    “Fallible and Frail”; The Common Space, Chicago, IL

2005

    Juried  “New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival”; New Orleans, LA

2004  “National Curators Exhibition”;

New Orleans African-American Museum of Art, Culture

& History (Treme Villa Meilleur); New Orleans, LA

    “Organic Symmetry”; Matheson Gallery; New Orleans, LA

 2002    “Talented Trio”; Fresh Art Gallery; New Orleans, LA

 2001    “Genius Emerging”; L. Nichole Gallery; Atlanta, GA

 2000    “Recent Works”; Studio Gallery; Chicago, IL

1999    “The Female Form”; Studio Gallery; New Orleans, LA

1998  Xavier University Year-End Exhibit; New Orleans, LA

    Juried  Essence Festival Art Exhibit; New Orleans, LA

    Juried  “It Takes a Community to Love

    an Elder”; Emerging Artists Gallery; New Orleans, LA

    “Four of a Kind”; Emerging Artists Gallery; New Orleans, LA

    “Modern Matriarchs”; Xavier University; New Orleans, LA

1997    Xavier University Year-End Exhibit; New Orleans, LA

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Coffee House Exhibit; New Orleans, LA

    Juried    Southeastern University Annual Exhibit; Hammond, LA

    “Poetry under the Stars”; Xavier University; New Orleans, LA

    “Featured Artist”; Louisiana Jukebox; New Orleans, LA

    “Art under the Oaks”; Dillard University; New Orleans, LA

 1995    Xavier University Year-End Exhibit; New Orleans, LA

    New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival; New Orleans, LA

    “Recent Works”; Visual Jazz Art Gallery; New Orleans, LA

 

Community Activities/Public Art

2007  “Cyber Soul” mural project Chicago, IL

    “Elemental” mural project Chicago, IL

2006  “Geometric Abstraction”  fence art project Chicago, IL

2005  “Flowers Don’t Grow In The Ghetto” mural project Gretna, LA

2004  “Guardians of The Community”

Franklin Street Community Center mural project New Orleans, LA

    “Harlem Renaissance” mural project Gretna, LA

2003    “Restoring the Oaks” mural project; New Orleans, LA

2001    Covenant House mural project; New Orleans, LA

    Pizza Hut mural project sponsored by

    Lundy Enterprises and Richard Thomas; New Orleans, LA

    New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Pieces of Power mural; New Orleans, LA