School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), 2014-2019 -Bachelors in Fine Arts, Art History Minor

National Council for Behavioral Health: Mental health first aid training, 2014

Residencies and Retreats


Lazuli Residency, Vermont

2019 -

Black Artists Retreat 2019: Sonic Imagination

Acre Residency, Wisconsin, IL


2020 -To Be Determined- Acre Projects

At, For, By, Of, About - ACRE at the Hyde Park Art Center's Exhibition Artist Run Chicago 2.0, Chicago, IL


WTF (What the Feminist!), Prove Collective, Duluth, MN 


2019 -Afrofuture: Ground Zero, New Orleans African American Museum, New Orleans, LA

Don't Be Scurred: Pathways to Liberation, Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2018 -Crystal Lattice, AddsDonna Gallery (curator), Chicago, IL

First Fridays, Flat Iron Studios & The Robey Hotel, Chicago, IL

SAIC BFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2017 -Arts in the Dark Parade, collaboration of AIC, SAIC, & city of Chicago

ouRAt Show- SAIC’s Siragusa Gallery (curator)

Whose Good Ol’ Days, Performance,SAIC MFA Show

2016 -Out of Order, Dfbrl8r performance gallery (curator)

Oneness, SAIC’s Siragusa Gallery (curator), Chicago, IL

ouRArt Show- SAIC’s Siragusa Gallery (curator), Chicago, IL

Fuck A #, featured in Hot Seven: The Chicago Breakdown film festival shown at Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL

Honey, Suckle (group), Dfbrl8r performance gallery (curator), Chicago, IL

Rebirth Recovery (group), Haymarket Center (curator), Chicago, IL

2015 -Blackness Is More Than One Story - curator – SAIC’s Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014 -SAIC’s Wellness Center Presents: Resilience Show (curator), Chicago, IL

ArtBash (group), Various locations throughout SAIC, Chicago, IL

2013 -The Tsao Gallery Group, Davis, California

2011 -Anderson CA Juried Art Show (group), Anderson, IL


2016 -SAIC Wellness Center presents: Compassion Show (juror), Chicago, IL

SAIC’s Wellness Center presents: Dis/ Ability, Chicago, IL

2015 -Playful Encounters, SAIC Wellness Center & The Leroy Neiman Center, Chicago, IL

SAIC’s Wellness Center Presents: Creature Comforts, Chicago, IL


2017 Pull Me Through, Tie Me Back Vol. 2 by Vera, Eseosa, Sumin, Megan

2016 -Pull Me Through, Tie Me Back: A publication by SAIC’s Jacquard class

Honey, Suckle Zine: A publication be SAIC’s Advanced Fiber students


2017 -Decolonizing education / Unsettling the canon: Decentering white supremacist, colonial,

patriarchal, cis-heteronormative, ableist frameworks in art education held

2016- Decolonization Zine produced by Unidex Student Group at SAIC

2015 -Hyphenated Identity: A publication by Ariana Zhang

2013 -Davis Enterprise, Recognized performer in the Breedles Kitch production


2018 -School of the Art Institute of Chicago Excellence in Leadership Award

2017 -School of the Art Institute of Chicago Excellence in Leadership Award

2016 -School of the Art Institute of Chicago PB & J Award

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Excellence in Leadership Award

2015 -Student Group Recognition Award:

SAIC Choir, co-founder & student leader

Student Wellness Support, student leader