Influenced by the country’s social instability and racial divide, my paintings are visual narratives on race, resilience and the fragility of human connections. I paint to inspire a dialogue about human rights.
Distressed and muddied backgrounds, photos of car and horse races represent systemic oppression in my paintings. I work with many types of mixed media to illustrate hair textures, unfortunately, it took me decades to embrace my own curly hair.
This body of work echoes themes of uncertainty. The current social climate where we are acutely aware of, and often tormented by others, begs us to consider the vast and unknowable potentials of our futures.
Resilience is a theme that reverberates throughout my work and life.
I studied art at the State University of New Paltz, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education. Raised in Hartsdale, New York, I divide my time between NYC and Richmond, Virginia.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2019-2021
Crossroads Art, November 2022 RVA
35th September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, LA Sept.-Oct.2022
Oceano, August 2022 Richmond, VA
ArtSpace, February 2022, Richmond, VA
Heath Gallery + Fable Jones, What Now? Virtual Exhibit Jan.2022
Crossroads Arts Center, Juried show, Nov-Jan.2021, Richmond, VA
Richard Stravitz Gallery,Fall 2021 VA. Beach,VA
Richmond Art Garage, "Spirituality", Sept.2021, Richmond, VA
Suntrust Center, "Summertime", July-Aug. 2021, Richmond, VA
Glenmore "Serenity", May-June 2021, Virginia
Art Against Racism, Virtual-International 2021
The Well Art Gallery, The Many Faces of the Black Woman, March 2021
BLM RVA Art 2021, Regional Group, February 2021
TheWell Art Gallery, Domestic Warfare, February 2021
The Highpoint Gallery, East Wing 9 paintings, January-April 2021
Art on the Ave NYC, Nov-January 2021, New York City
Crossroads Gallery, Juried Show, Nov-Dec.2020, Richmond, VA, Awarded 3rd Place
Sun Trust Gallery, Nov-Dec-2020, Richmond,VA
Virginia Beach Art Center, Virginia is for Artists, Oct. 2020, Virginia Beach
XGallery of Harlem, Awareness through Conceptual Art and Photography, Sept. 2020
The Highpoint Gallery, "What We May Be", March-October 2020, Richmond,VA
The Well Art Gallery, "Black History Now", February 2020, Group Show, Richmond, VA
Art Design Style, Nov. 2019, Richmond, VA
Mobelux, Art Design Style, Sept.2019, Richmond, VA
Weinstein JCC , June 2019 Richmond, VA
Radius 250, Juror Eric Walton, Artspace, 2019 , Richmond, VA
Gallery Edit, "Waiting" 2019: Group show 2019, Richmond, VA