CV

Born 1994, Laurel, MD, USA.

 

Education

BA 2016. Cinematic Arts. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.

MFA 2019. Fine Art. Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Erasmus 2019. École Supérieure des Beaux-arts. Le Mans, France.

 

Solo exhibitions

2019. Waiting to become: Images from a dream state. Attenborough Arts Center (Leicester, UK).

2018. #2 from the cheraphobia series, Baby, Mother, Candy. Penn Station LED Billboard (Baltimore, MD, USA).

 

Group exhibitions

2019

The christening. Installation. Surface Gallery (Nottingham, UK).

MotherTongue. Installation. New Art Exchange (Nottingham, UK).

When I excel. Installation. Left bank Leeds (Leeds, UK).

Save me father for I have lived. Installation. Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham, UK).

7 Prints. Stevenson Galleries (Stevenson, MD, USA).

MotherTongue. Installation. 38 Carrington (Nottingham, UK).

 

2018

Donottrytounderstand, The third position. Performance. Theatre Paul Scarron (Le Mans, France).

Adiaha. Installation. Primary (Nottingham, UK).

Suppression, Cyclamen. Print. Various spaces (Cape Town, South Africa. Accra, Ghana. Nairobi, Kenya).

MotherTongue. Installation. Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham, UK).

 

2015

33 photos. Print. Art All Night DC. (Washington DC, USA).

18 photos. Print. Baltimore Creative Alliance. (Baltimore, MD, USA).

 

Film screenings

2017

Blackbird. Garnish pop-up Film Festival. (Washington DC, USA).

 

2016

Blackbird. Rabbit Heart Film Festival. (Worcester, MA USA).

PERSON, Untitled #67. Lightstruck Film Festival. (Baltimore, MD, USA).

Blackbird. Best of Baltimore Film Festival. (Baltimore, MD, USA).

 

Awards

2019. New Art Exchange Open. Nottingham, UK. Future Exhibition Prize.

2019. Left Bank Leeds Art Prize. Leeds, UK. Shortlisted*. Installation. When I excel

2017. Indie Capital Awards. Washington DC, USA. Best Experimental Film. Blackbird

2016. UMBC Senior Exit Exhibition. Baltimore, USA. Outstanding Work in Cinematic Arts.

 

Residencies

2019

East Midlands 2019 Graduate Residency. Surface Gallery (Nottingham, UK)

Collectivism Residency. Haarlem Art Space (Wirksworth, UK)

 

Artist talks/Workshops

2019

EM19 artist talk.  Surface Gallery (Nottingham, UK).

Black futurity and resistance.  New Art Exchange (Nottingham, UK).

Self and symbolism workshop. Surface Gallery (Nottingham, UK).

Coopt Arty Party workshop. The West Indian Center (Coventry, UK).

Tarot making workshop. Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham, UK).

1525 Queer club culture talk. Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham, UK).

 

Publications

2019

Artist feature. Average Art Magazine. (November issue).

The religion of self-love. Distinguished diva. (March issue).

 

2018

You will be back. Self-published. (Poetry collection).

I hurt for no reason at all. The Light Ekphratic. (Issue 29).

Icarus, Remittance, Skin. When we speak. (Volume 1).

 

2017

A letter to my future daughter.  Distinguished diva. (June issue).

When love came for me.  Ramona Magazine. (August issue).