CV

Education: 

 

Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts

PhD Art Theory, Philosophy, & Aesthetics
 
New York University, New York, NY

M.S. Project Management 
 
State University of New York: Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY  

B.A. Visual Arts/Curatorial Studies

Awards:

2021 West Harlem Community Arts Exhibition Honorable Mention

2019 Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Artist Grant Recipient

2019 Male Quilt Artist of the Year Award - National African American Quilt Convention

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award - African American Quilt Museum

2014 National Wearable Art Competition Honorable Mention

Memberships:

African American Artist Collective

Black Arts Collective

Quilters of Color Network of New York

Upcoming Events:

2021 December - "Bovid Mask w/ Burkina Faso Border" 3 pieces featured in Amazon Comedy Series "Harlem"

2022 January - "The Art of Being Yourself" Visual Podcast Interview with Max Olivier, New York, NY 

2022 April - Earth Day "Sustainable Fashion Week Preview"

2022 June - Empower the Village Juneteenth Art Show - Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

2022 August - October "The Art of the Reveal" Curator for NYC Metro Modern Quilt Guild - Hudson Guild Gallery, New York, NY

2022 September Harlem Textile Art Exhibition Series, Kente Royal Gallery, New York, NY

2022 September Sustainable Fashion Week Runway Show

2022 October "Quilt of Soul" Book launch - Capital Ballroom, Boling AFB - Quilt on display, Washington, D.C.

                                                              

Past Events:

2021 November - New Jersey Communications Association Conference - Guest Speaker, Union, NJ

2021 September - October NYC Metro Modern Quilt Guild Color Theory Workshop Series, New York, NY

2021 September - Sustainable Fashion Week Flag Project, New York, NY

2021 June - Smithsonian Design Museum "Studio Series with William Daniels" New York, NY

2021 March - June West Harlem Community Art Exhibition, New York, NY

2021 June - Empower the Village Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NY

2021 May - Mancuso Quilt Festival, Totem Workshop,  New Hope, PA

2021 February - April Roosevelt Island Visual Arts Association - Group Exhibition, Roosevelt Island, NY

2020 December - 2021 January Harlem Art Crawl "Fire & Soul: 100 Years of Harlem" New York, NY

2020 August Kente Royal Gallery COVID19 / BLM exhibition New York, NY

2020 January - July Kente Royal Gallery Group Show New York, NY

2019 December -  "A New Generation of Fine Art" Curator/Artist, New York, NY

2019 November - Group Exhibition "The Art of Quilting" Curator/Artist New York, NY

2019 October - Group Exhibition "Quilt by Association 3" Long Island, NY

2019 September - Solo Exhibition "The Fabric of Time" New York, NY

2019 July - Group Exhibition - Black Archives of Mid-America, Kansas City, MO

2019 July - Group Exhibition - The National Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO

2019 April - June Solo Exhibition - Elmont Library, Long Island, NY

2019 Group Show -The 13-03 Gallery - Long Island, NY 

2019 Brooklyn Library "A Celebration of Stories in Cloth" Brooklyn, NY  

2018 Solo Exhibition "On Pins and Needles" University Gallery, Center for Art & Theatre, Statesboro, GA

2018 Elmont Memorial Library "Quilt by Association 2" - Elmont, NY

2018 Spencer Museum of Art – Lawrence, KS 

2018 National African American Quilt Museum – Lawrence, KS
2017 Elmont Memorial Library "Quilt by Association" - Elmont, NY 
2017 Quilters of Color Network of New York Group Exhibition - New York, NY Manhattan Borough President's Office
2017 The Westbeth Gallery “The Fiber Matrix” – New York, NY Curator/Artist 
2016 John Lovejoy Elliott Center Art Gallery “Joyride” – New York, NY Curator & Participating Artist 

2016 Wix Lounge Co-Curator “Life’s A Drag” Photos by Keena Gonzalez – New York, NY  

2015 Revolution Books Art Fundraiser Co-Curator w/Revolution Books – New York, NY

2015 Hudson Guild Gallery “Sights, Signs and Symbols” Curator/Artist - New York, NY 

2014 The Blossom of Fiber Art: Public Art Exhibition (group show) -  New York, NY

2014 Novella Gallery (group show) - New York, NY

2014 Empire State College Hudson Unit Gallery – New York, NY Graduating Seniors Exhibition 
2014 Figment NYC – Governor’s Island, NY Curated “Tagged” Participatory art project
2014 National Wearable Art Competition - North Charleston, SC *Honorable Mention” – Diamond Star Tote 
2014 The Pancakes & Booze Art Exhibition - New York, NY  

2013 Hudson Guild Gallery II “Threads of Truth” Curator/Artist - New York, NY 

2010 - present

2010 - present