EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Columbia College Chicago Graduated May 2017

 

Non degree study

L’Institut Catholique de Paris, France February – May 2017            

EXHIBITION HISTORY 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS     

2019

  • Substantial threads, two person exhibit at the Fulton Street Collective, Chicago, IL   

  • SOFA Chicago exhibit, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • Group exhibit, the Bhavan Gallery, London                    

  • New beginnings, 47th ward alderman office, Chicago, IL

  • International Beethoven festival, Chicago, IL           

2018

  • Between the Seams, juried exhibit, Woman made gallery, Lacuna lofts, Chicago, IL  

  • Fundraiser Chicago Art Department, Make Puerto Rico  lit again, Chicago, IL          

  • DIFFA/Arts for life pop up at the Golden triangle , Chicago, IL   

  • Local AF pop up at Esquina, Chicago, IL     

  • DIFFA/Arts for life Chicago 2018 Gala, Chicago, IL           

  • Group exhibit with Artsaroma - Curators, Consultants, Designers, Aqua Art Fair, Miami, Florida             

2017

  • Group Fundraiser for Peurto Rico “Viva la Ilsa,” Congruent Space, Chicago, IL   

  • 2 Person exhibition with Ty Wubbenhorst: “Spatial Interaction: Defined,” Arcade Gallery, Columbia College Chicago

  • 2 Person exhibition with Sara Law “Sans Soleil Non Eau,” Thrivent Financial, Chicago, IL

2016

  • Welcome to the End at The Franklin, Chicago, IL                  

  • In-habit roving series, Comfort station, Chicago, IL

                                      

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020​

  • Quarterly exhibit at Tradition Chicago, Chicago, IL

2019

  • Solo show Tea Stained Residue, Wild Prairie, Chicago, IL

  • Pop up at the Virgin Hotel, Chicago, IL

2016

  • Plastic installation “Yesterday these sentiments came tumbling,hanging down,” Stony Arts Island Bank, Chicago, IL

2015

  • Solo exhibition: “Fleeting abstraction; the voice of reason  and I” A+D Efroymson Resource room, Columbia College Chicago, IL

VIDEO SCREENINGS 2016            

  • “Fragments Past,” displayed at Twisted Oyster Film Festival, Zhou B arts center, Chicago, IL 

  • “Whispers of the sea,” displayed at “In/habit>< Rovers part 1, Comfort station, Chicago, IL 

 

PERFORMANCE  

2020

  • Live painting for the Jazz record Art Collective, Fulton Street Collective, Chicago IL

  • Live painting for black history month, Macy's, Chicago, IL

2018

  • Tea performance, valentine's day festival, Humboldt park, Chicago, IL

2016

  • Live painting for the Open house day at the University of Illinois at Chicago 

  • Live painting at the Promontory, Hyde park, Chicago, IL.

  • Performed as one of the dancers in Cassandra Davis’ piece “Under the cover of darkness,’ in Industry of the Ordinary Summer Residency exhibition: Displayed, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

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