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.

Drawing on colored paper

In my drawing class we're encouraged to critically think about what a drawing is. I'm personally exploring the stereotype of does the size matter. Can a small drawing be a good drawing? This is watercolor pencil, colored pencil, and pen on colored paper.