Woman Made Gallery

My paper cut nude figures are featured in the Refreshing Feminism group exhibition at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Illinois! The opening reception is Friday, 2/22 from 6pm until 8pm.   I am one of 39 artists and I’m excited to see how the other artworks collaborate in conversation with my piece. I hope to see you all there.

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 Studies Research at the University of California in Santa Barbara. My writing will be in the featured section, “Art and Social Social Action.” There will be a few photos of artworks to accompany the written essay.

Thank you to those who supported my New Orleans conference trip; I could not be accepting this invitation to Kalfou if I had not attended the BAM conference. I look forward to the next publication and I hope you grab a copy.

 

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 all the other participating work in the show. I will keep you updated on the juried prizes.

PEACE

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 deep that the coolness of the spring began to sting my fingertips.

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 Thursday, January 15, 2015, from 5:00-7:00pm, and the exhibition will be on view through February 15.

 

The second reception is my solo exhibition Habits of Survival in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department of Rachel Cooper Hall. I will be presenting independent research on skin and politics; as well as Black Feminism. The reception will be Friday, January 16, 2015 from 2:00-4:00pm, and a lecture at 3:00pm. The exhibition will be on view through February 2.