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

2022/23 Hatch Residency, Chicago Artist Coalition

2022 Acre Residency (staff- Fiber Technician), Steuben, WI

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

2020 Overland Artworks: Shelter Residency, virtual

​2020 Lazuli Residency, Vermont (postponed) 

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

​2019 Acre Residency, Steuben, WI

Solo Exhibitions

2023 TBD Acre Projects, Acre Residency, Chicago, IL

Duo Exhibitions

2023 TBD Hatch Residency, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL ~ with co-artist Becca Thomas

2022 Untouched, Un-, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL ~ with co-artist Marie Baldwin ft. video piece by Bob T. Luck

2022 Simulated Rainbow, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL ~ with co-artist Kimberly Montiel

Group Exhibitions

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

2022 Pinned by a shaft of light through the window, Hatch Survey, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL

2022 Anchor Projects presents: Finding Ceremony, Chicago Park District’s Arts & Culture, Austin Town Hall, Chicago, IL 

2022 Roots and Culture 15th Anniversary: Spring Formal Benefit Auction, Chicago, IL

2021 Terrain Biennial x 1100 Florence Gallery, Evanston, IL

​2021 Bad@ssery: Women Creating a Just Environment and World, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

​2021 Chain Letter, Union Hall, Denver, CO

​2021 DRAWN TO PAPER, Fulton Street Collective, Chicago, IL

​2021 Welcome to the Afrofuture: The Matrix of Creativity: Where the River Meets the Sea, New Orleans African American Museum, New Orleans, LA

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

2021 Local Selection Vol. 1: Strawberry Moon, Baby Blue Gallery in Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

2021 Messages of Hope, Cabinet of Curiosities x Depauw Nature Park, Greencastle, IN

2021 Art Exhibition, Roosevelt Collection Pop Up, Chicago, IL 

​2021 Diasporic Futurism Part 2: The Future Future, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

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

​2020 Cabinet of Curiosities, The Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, Willow Spring, IL

​2020 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

2020 WTF (What the Feminist!), Prove Collective, Duluth, MN 

2020 Don't Be Scurred: Pathways to Liberation, Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, IL

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

2019 First Fridays, Flat Iron Studios & The Robey Hotel, Chicago, IL

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

2018 SAIC BFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

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

2017 ouRAt Show- SAIC’s Siragusa Gallery (curator)

​2017 Whose Good Ol’ Days, Performance, SAIC MFA Show

2016 Out of Order, Dfbrl8r performance gallery (curator)

2016 Oneness, SAIC’s Siragusa Gallery (curator), Chicago, IL

2016 ouRArt Show- SAIC’s Siragusa Gallery (curator), Chicago, IL

2016 Fuck A #, featured in Hot Seven: The Chicago Breakdown film festival shown at Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL

​2016 Honey, Suckle, Dfbrl8r performance gallery (curator), Chicago, IL

​2016 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

​2014 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
2016 SAIC’s Wellness Center presents: Dis/ Ability, Chicago, IL

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

2015 SAIC’s Wellness Center Presents: Creature Comforts, Chicago, IL

 

​Features & Interviews

2021 Knit 15 Podcast interviewed by Fabienne Gassmann, Unravel Festival 

2021 Bad@ssery: " ", An international Juried Exhibition, Koehnline Museum of Art

2021 Diasporic Futurism, Root Division

2020 WBEZ Chicago NPR Interview with Jerome McDonnell

2020 Werks, Contemporary Art Magazine, Issue 3, Chicago Artist Survey Special

2020 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

2017 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

​2016 Honey, Suckle Zine: A publication be SAIC’s Advanced Fiber students

2016 Decolonization Zine produced by Unidex Student Group at SAIC

2015 Hyphenated Identity: A publication by Ariana Zhang

 

Grants, Awards, & Recognition

​2021 Cerf+ Grant

2021 For the People Artist Coalition micro grant

2020 Foundation for the Contemporary Arts Grant

2020 Artist Relief Cycle III

2018 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduating Student Leadership Award

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

2016 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Excellence in Leadership Award

​2015 Student Group Recognition Award:

2015 SAIC Choir, co-founder & student leader

2015 Student Wellness Support, student leader