EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Columbia College Chicago Graduated May 2017

 

Non degree study

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

PRESENTATIONS

Restorative Self-Care, Art making and Reiki Healing- A mini Retreat. November, 2020

“Sustainable Art making with Tea, coffee and ephemeral material,” College Art Association conference, February 2021

Sustainable art making using Tea and Coffee,” The Nature of Cities Festival -  an online conference on the climate crisis. February 2021

“Art workshop facilitation” at the Reclaiming Our Love Social Justice and Domestic violence conference, March 2021.

“Art workshop facilitation” Kindergarten class, zoom October 2021 

 

PUBLICATIONS

2021

  • Pigment Exploration and the Natural World (Course culmination and knowledge share), Summer 2021, Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance 

  • SEEDS Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Literary & Visual Arts Journal, Northeastern Illinois University : 28-32 

2020

  • Nature Journaling Fall 2020, Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance 

  • SEEDS, Northeastern Illinois University's Literary & Visual Arts Journal: 132-136 

COMMISSIONS

Public Art Commission, Title: Migratory Dreams, Fibre glass heart installed in Back of the Yards, Chicago, September 2021

Black Lives Matter Mural at the City Hall, Berwyn, Illinois 2020

 

ART RESIDENCIES

W.A.R.P Resident, The Weaving Mill, Chicago, 2021

Self directed residency, Respite in the Round, North Carolina, 2020

SELECT EXHIBITION HISTORY 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS    

2022

  • Heaven Gallery; Confluence                                                  

2021

  • The Good work exhibit, Color me Africa Fine Arts, Virtual, Chicago  

  • The BRAAI, Silent Funny, Chicago    

  • A Rostrum312  event, Chicago      

  • Raw edge featured artist, Chicago    

2020

  • The Immigrant Artist Biennial, Virtual, New York          

  • Group exhibit at Tradition, Chicago, IL

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​

2021

  • Coffee and Tea series on display at Chicago French press, Chicago, IL     

2020​

  • Quarterly exhibit at Tradition Chicago, Chicago, IL      

2019

  • 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     2016 Arts Island Bank, Chicago, IL     

PERFORMANCES ​

 2020-2021

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

2019

  • 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  

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