Influenced by political and social instability, I have been moved and inspired to illustrate vulnerability, questions of self-worth and expectations.
My mixed media paintings portray the fragility of human connections. Artworks created in the past year depict the subjugation of women and people of color. The artworks I create are a part of my journey and the injustices I witness. I am grateful to explore this creative path.
Elements of race, gender and relationships are portrayed as fragmented and sometimes disparate with recognizable eyes staring back at the viewer. This body of work similarly echoes themes of uncertainty. The current social climate where we are acutely aware of, and often tormented by our present selves, begs us toconsider the vast and unknowable potentials of our futures.
As a collector of ephemera, objects with personal context are included in some of my paintings. Images I photographed of doors, windows and locks reflect the complex open and closed emotions in relationships.
The collages of Romare Bearden and Deborah Roberts are a source of inspiration to me.
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 2019-2020
The Highpoint Gallery, Dec.-February 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