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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


2022 Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Art Engagement Grant Recipient

2022 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Engagement Grant Recipient

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


African American Artist Collective

Black Arts Collective

Quilters of Color Network New York City

Current Events:

2022 - 2025 August - U.S. Embassy (3 year exhibition), Public Spaces - U.S. Ambassador's Residence, Pristina, Kosovo

2023 - 2025 March - U.S. Embassy (2 year exhibition) Public Spaces - U.S. Ambassador's Residence, Tallinn, Estonia

2024 September - Empire Quilters, Lecture "Be Ready" - New York, NY


Past Events:

2024 June - Empower the Village, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NY

2024 April Cultured Expressions, SewJourn East Coast - Workshop, Blue Bell, PA

2024 January - March Museum of Contemporary Art Li "Revelation" (Curator) Long Island, NY

2024 February Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Exhibition, New York, NY

2023 November - The Art of Quilting Workshop - The Church (Gallery), Sag Harbor, NY

2023 September - Elmont Public Library Exhibition "Tela" (Curator/Artist), Elmont, NY

2023 July - Fiber Art Now Instagram Take Over for Design In Flux

2023 May - July West Harlem Art Fund Spring Exhibition (Co-Curator & Artist): Design In Flux, Governor's Island, NY

2023 June - Empower the Village, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NY

2023 March - AAAC Lecture: Be Ready, Arts Tech, Kansas City, KS

2023 March - AAAC Totem Workshop, Arts Tech, Kansas City, KS

2023 February - Artist Professional Development Workshop Series - Museum of Contemporary Art, Long Island, NY

2022 December - Art Uncorked, Montclair Museum of Art, Montclair, NJ

2022 November - Access Black Art Exhibition - Trinity: Abstract, Stitch, and Dye, New York, NY

2022 November - December Professional Development Workshop Series, NYC Metro Mod Quilt Guild, New York, NY

2022 November - Empower the Village & National Medical Fellowships Exhibition Gala, Miami, FL

2022 November - Village Squares Quilters - Guest Lecturer, Scarsdale, NY

2022 October The Chapin School - Guest Lecturer/Art Presentation, New York, NY

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

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

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

2022 August - Empower the Village Power Swing Classic -  Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, Bedminster, NY

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

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

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

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