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My practice deals with the interconnectedness of black people in relation to cultural, material, and visual tradition. My work (re)constructs memories and addresses the iconographic significance of everyday items that embody Black culture. I work to highlight the ways we explore our own identity and speak to the aesthetic resilience of our culture. My practice collects interrelated material and urges the viewer to navigate past experiences and think about how those experiences shape the present and future. It’s research into an ongoing experience; monumentalizing the mundane, the overlooked, but at the same time the important.

My work acts as a visual archive; Preserving the past, giving objects life and autonomy, and conjuring nostalgia in viewers. By decontextualizing objects from their origin, I force the viewer to examine how thoughts, feelings, and surroundings inform their experience of Blackness. The personal revival of an aesthetically resilient tradition is an act of love. My work is inspired by childhood, personal experience, beauty rituals, care, love, tradition, interpersonal relationships, intimacy, power, and identity.


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Education
2019 MFA at Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2016 BA at Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

Solo & 2 Person Exhibitions
2019 Absence // Assemblage (with June T. Sanders), Paragon Cascade Gallery, Portland, OR
2018 Absence // Assemblage (with June T. Sanders), The Art Center, Richland, WA
2018 1st Year MFA Show, Gallery II, Pullman, WA

Group Exhibitions
2021 Roots Run Deep: A Contemporary Survey of African American Hair Culture, Brewhouse Gallery Pittsburgh, PA
2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Pullman, WA
2019 escape. Stray Galleries, Pullman, WA
2019 BHM Showcase. Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2019 Social Space. Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Pullman, WA
2019 enTropic (curated by Krista Brand), Studio 84 Contemporary Art Space, Genesee, ID
2018 Rites and Rituals Pop up Exhibition. Gallery 2. Pullman, WA
2018 Moscow Art Walk. Habitat for Humanity.  Moscow, ID
2018 Exchange Show. Ridenbaugh Gallery. Moscow, ID
2017 L U V. Stray Galleries. Pullman, WA
2017 HIATUS. Locker Gallery. Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2017 Shrug Show. Stray Galleries. Pullman, WA
2016 Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition. Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson,   MS
2016 Things on The Wall. Jackson State University. Jackson, MS

Publications
NY Mag 2021
Raze Magazine 2021 
Cool Hunting 2021
WESA.fm 2021
Origins Worldwide 2020
Voyage LA 2020
Moscow Pullman Daily News 2018 

Professional Experience
2021 Artist Talk (Virtual) Roots Run Deep: A Contemporary Survey of African American Hair Culture, Brewhouse Gallery Pittsburgh, PA
2020 Pasadena Unified School District Professional Development seminar
2020 Pasadena Unified School District Professional Development seminar
2019 Paragon Cascade Gallery Permanent Collection
2019 Artist Talk “Absence // Assemblage” Paragon Cascade Gallery, Portland, OR  
2019 Social Practice, “Give me a memory”, Paragon Cascade Gallery, Portland, OR  
2019 Spring, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Instructor of record, 2D Foundations
2018  Co-Curator, The Body: Power, Meaning, & Representation, Gallery II, Pullman, WA
2018 Fall, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Instructor of record, 2D Foundations
2017  Curator, LUV exhibition at the Stray Galleries, Pullman, WA
2017, Spring, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Introduction to Drawing

Awards
Red Bull Arts Los Angeles Microgrant 2020
Art Friends Spare Change Program Grant 2019
Association for Faculty Women Outstanding Graduate Student Award 2018
Art Friends Spare Change Program Grant 2018
Siler Graduate Fellowship in Fine Arts 2018
Siler Graduate Fellowship in Fine Arts 2017



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it’s a family thing
meet me at home
things i imagined
into nothing
     we’ve lost you
     to u from me

paintings
18k
$$$
enias
do you love me
     aa flag
where do we go from here
absence//assemblage
     strange fruit
     untitled( self portrait)     

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