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“I am not what I am, I am what I do with my hands...”

― Louise Bourgeois

 

EDUCATION

 

2015

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Received a BFA in painting with a minor in performing arts.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2022 - Present

ART TEACHER, THE ARTS AND EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

Temporary roles, and volunteer. Facilitating curriculums for students ages 5 to 18. The Arts and Empowerment Project focuses on children and teens who have come from homes of violence or trauma.

2022 - Present

ASSITANT CURATOR, NINE EIGHTEEN NINE STUDIO GALLERY

Temporary roles, and volunteer. Co-curating and assisting with art exhibitions in  Raleigh, Highpoint, and Charlotte.

2017 - Present

OWNER/INSTRUCTOR/CURATOR UNORTHODOX STUDIOS

Sole proprietor. Studio Gallery. Orchestrated marketing, finances, sublets, class instruction, lead curator in solo and group exhibitions, and class figure modeling.

2018 - Present

FIGURE MODELING

Temporary roles. Figure modeling for artists at various studios, artists, and photographers.

2018 - 2019

ART TEACHER, NOAHS ART

Worked temporary roles. Created a full curriculum for ages 3 to 13, class size of about 15 to 30 children. Taught and hosted art classes, summer camp, and birthday parties.

2016

CURATION AND COORDINATOR

Worked temporary roles. Curating and coordinating art exhibitions with Charlotte Art League, Spirit Square, and XFoundation.

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2020

MOFSA GRANT PROGRAM

Mint Hill Arts in Charlotte, NC. The works in the exhibition were selected from local artists whom published their personal portfolio.

2020

COUNTING UP

Levine Museum in Charlotte, NC. The works in the exhibition were selected from local artists whom were given the direction of 'making your own ballot'.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

PRIVATE SHOW

Show at Legion Brewery in Charlotte, NC. The works exhibited were small to medium pieces to accommodate the archival brick walls of the beer hall. 

2018

PRIVATE SHOW

Show at Blue Blaze Brewery in Charlotte, NC. The works shown were small to medium pieces on their front and center wall on your way to the bar. 

2017

ALCHEMY

Solo gallery exhibition at Baku Gallery in Charlotte, NC. This gallery is unfortunately closed, but use to be owned Fu's Custom Tattoo's. The works shown varied from photography to paintings.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

ET PINGERE

Dacia Gallery in New York, NY. The exhibition was a closing ceremony to a figure painting residency with the gallery.

2016

MCCOLL CENTER MEMBER SHOW

McColl Center Gallery in Charlotte, NC. The exhibition was held for members only, a great experience all in all.

2015

DRAWING WORKS

Alexander Hall at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah GA. This show glorified the natural line work of sketching, in any shape or form.

 

RESIDENCIES

2019

BRAITMAN STUDIO

2017 - 2020

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

2016

DACIA GALLERY

 

DONATIONS

2018

D’ART FOR ART

Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, MI. The 4' x 6' expressionist piece was accepted for a silent auction, proceeds benefited Cancer treatments.

2016

HEART BALL

American Heart Association at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC. The abstract pieces were accepted for a silent auction where the proceeds benefited heart treatments.