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A running curriculum vitae~

 

Education

2018 Bachelors of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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

Residencies & Retreats

2023/24 Artist in Residence, CPS Lives, Chicago, IL

2022/23 Hatch Residency, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL

2021-23 Acre Residency (staff- Fiber Technician), Steuben, WI

2020 Overland Artworks: Shelter Residency, virtual

​Lazuli Residency, Vermont (postponed) 

2019 Black Artists Retreat 2019: Sonic Imagination, New York, NY

​Acre Residency, Steuben, WI

Solo Exhibitions

2024 TBD, Nikki Gallery, Arabi, LA

2023 Come Play, SCAFFOLD - Comfort Station, Chicago, IL

Perhaps Blue is a Cool Color, After All, Acre Residency x Drama Club, Chicago, IL

2021 State of Flux, Roots & Culture Window Display, Chicago, IL 

Duo Exhibition

2024 End of Day (EOD), Roots and Culture Benefit, Chicago, IL

2023 Thresholds, Hatch Residency, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL

2022 Untouched, Un-, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL 

2022 Simulated Rainbow, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions

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2024 Exhibition x Fundraiser, Jewish Museum of Chicago x ACRE, Chicago, IL

CPS Liives Gala Benefit Auction, The Arts Club of Chicago, IL

The Obstacle is the Path, Union Hall, Denver CO

Host·pets, Tiffany St Gallery, Providence, RI

2023 Window Shopping, Purple Window Gallery, Chicago, IL

Fuzz, Purple Window Gallery, 2233 S Throop St Unit 845, Chicago, IL

­Terrain Biennial, Chicago, IL

Don’t Drag Us Down: Today’s Battle for Liberation Koehline Museum of Art, Oakton College, Des Plaines, IL

2022 Our Bodies, Our Health, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton College, Des Plaines, IL

Pinned by a shaft of light through the window, Hatch Survey, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL

Anchor Projects presents: Finding Ceremony, Chicago Park District’s Arts & Culture, Austin Town Hall, Chicago, IL 

Root Division 2022 Art Auction, San Francisco, CA

Roots and Culture 15th Anniversary: Spring Formal Benefit Auction, Chicago, IL

2021 Root Division 2021 Art Auction, San Francisco, CA

Terrain Biennial x 1100 Florence Gallery, Evanston, IL

​Bad@ssery: Women Creating a Just Environment and World, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

​Chain Letter, Union Hall, Denver, CO

​DRAWN TO PAPER, Fulton Street Collective, Chicago, IL

​Welcome to the Afrofuture: The Matrix of Creativity: Where the River Meets the Sea, New Orleans African American Museum, New Orleans, LA

State of Flux, Roots & Culture Window Display, Chicago, IL 

Local Selection Vol. 1: Strawberry Moon, Baby Blue Gallery in Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

Messages of Hope, Cabinet of Curiosities x Depauw Nature Park, Greencastle, IN

Art Exhibition, Roosevelt Collection Pop Up, Chicago, IL 

​Diasporic Futurism Part 2: The Future Future, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

​2020​ Too Tired Project, virtual, tootiredproject.com

Hearth 2020 Benefit for ACRE Projects, Document, Chicago, IL

Root Division 2020 Art Auction, San Francisco, CA

​Cabinet of Curiosities, The Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, Willow Spring, IL

​Diasporic Futurism Part 1: The Present Future, Root Division, San Francisco, CA​

​2020 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 

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

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

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

2018 Crystal Lattice, AddsDonna Gallery (curator), 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, Dfbrl8r performance gallery (curator), Chicago, IL

​Rebirth Recovery, 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 Juried Art Show, Anderson, CA

Curator

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

 

​Features & Interviews

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2024 Anchoring Collectiveness by Cristobal Alday, Sixty Inches From Center

2023 Don’t Drag Us Down " ", Koehline Museum of Art

2022 Our Bodies, Our Health, Koehnline Museum of Art

2021 Knit 15 Podcast interviewed by Fabienne Gassmann, Unravel Festival

Bad@ssery: " ", An international Juried Exhibition, Koehnline Museum of Art

Diasporic Futurism, Root Division

2020 WBEZ Chicago NPR Interview with Jerome McDonnell

Werks, Contemporary Art Magazine, Issue 3, Chicago Artist Survey Special

Uprising Theater: The Art of Revolution

2013 Davis Enterprise Newspaper, recognized performer in the Breedles Kitch production 

 

Publications

 

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

Decolonizing education / Unsettling the canon: Decentering white supremacist, colonial, patriarchal, cis-heteronormative, ableist frameworks in art education held

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

Decolonization Zine produced by Unidex Student Group at SAIC

2015 Hyphenated Identity: A publication by Ariana Zhang

 

Grants, Awards, & Recognition

 

2023 Get Ready Grant – Cerf+

Artist’s Grant – Chicago Artists’ Coalition

2022 Artist’s Grant – Co-Prosperity Sphere

Artist’s Grant – Roots and Culture

​2021 Emergency Grant – Cerf+

Micro Grant – For the People Artist Coalition

2020 Grant – Foundation for the Contemporary Arts

2018 Graduating Student Leadership Award – SAIC

Excellence in Leadership Award – SAIC

2017 Excellence in Leadership Award – SAIC

2016 PB & J Award – SAIC

Excellence in Leadership Award – SAIC

​2015 Student Group Recognition Award:

SAIC Choir, co-founder & student leader

Student Wellness Support, student leader

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