Notes from a Jerry Saltz lecture at SVA

Here are my notes from attending a talk by art critic Jerry Saltz during the painting and mixed media residency at SVA in New York this summer. This advice closely relates to artists! Keep it simple stupid or K.I.S.S. Make an enemy of Cynicism (I know why...) Eyes are looking out not in Make an…

Published in the Kalfou journal

My journey to New Orleans for the Black Arts Movement Conference led to another exciting opportunity. I am pleased to announce that my artwork and thesis for Black-\Blák\, will be published in the upcoming Spring 2017 issue of Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies. Kalfou is is an academic journal published by the Center for Black…

New exhibition at Illinois Central College!

I am currently in a combined exhibition with my colleague Carmen Sanchez-Lorente at Illinois Central College in the Performing Arts Center Gallery from March 22-April 14, 2017. Our exhibition will be accompanied with an artist talk from both Carmen and I on March 30th. I am excited to be finally displaying new work right before…

Black Creativity Gala 2017

The Black Creativity Gala was a fun and glamourous event. I enjoyed mingling and seeing beautifully dressed people crawling all over the place. I saw a few old friends and made some new friends as well. I hope the folks that crossed my path that night can still feel my energy.

My artwork is in the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago!

It was surreal to drop off my black assemblage pieces to the Musuem of Science and Industry this past weekend. I haven't been here since I was a young girl. The juried exhibition opens on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16th and will be on display until February 16th. I look forward to seeing…

Glass Half Full

I have reached down deep. So deep that the coolness of the spring began to sting my fingertips. Tracing ripples and waves. So deep that my warm tears become dew. These tears became the stains of sorrow. There's no staining of this well water. Cold. Blue. Dripping. Wet. Water. I have reached down deep. So…

Two receptions in one week!

Not only is this the first week of classes, I have art featured in two exhibitions in Normal!   The first is the 2015 MFA Biennial at University Galleries of Illinois State University. I will be showing work with 16 colleagues in the Master of Fine Arts program. A public reception will be held on…