CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

 

State University College at Buffalo

Masters in Multidisciplinary Fine Arts Studies - May 2017

Post baccalaureate Certification Program in Art Education - May 2014

Bachelor of Science in Art - May 2012

 

SELECTED ART GRANTS/ RECOGNITION/ WORKSHOP LEADERSHIP/ SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

2020

Albright Knox Participating Artist for "Works From Home" Project - Buffalo, NY

Burchfield Penny Art Center Live 2nd Friday Artist - Buffalo, NY

New York Academy of Art SURP scholarship recipient - Buffalo, NY

2019

ASI Spark Awards Artist of the Year, finalist - Buffalo, NY

ASI Professional Development Conference Speaker

Buffalo Arts Studio Workshop Leader

 

2018

Keynote Speaker for the 2018 New York State Art Teachers Association Conference - Buffalo, NY

Work (Jaimie, 2017) Featured on HBO’s television series Insecure - Los Angeles, CA

Featured Cover Story: No Boundaries Magazine - Buffalo, NY

Albright Knox Curriculum-Structuring Workshop for Educators Instructor - Buffalo, NY

Creative Mornings Featured Speaker - Buffalo, NY

Crystal People Stokes Annual Women In The Arts Ceremony: Keynote Speaker - Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Seminary Annual Colby-Oishei Artist and Keynote Speaker - Buffalo, NY

Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center Drawing Rally Artist - Buffalo, NY

Open Buffalo Emerging Leaders Informational : Keynote Speaker - Buffalo, NY

Albright Knox - We Wanted A Revolution: Sunday Insights Speaker - Buffalo, NY

Albright Knox - We Wanted A Revolution: Radical Women In The Arts, Panelist - Buffalo, NY

The Sarah G. Metzger Human Rights Award - Buffalo, NY

Afro-American Historical Association Of The Niagara Frontier:

William Wells Brown Award - Buffalo, NY

Featured Centerfold Artist for The Public - Buffalo, NY

Featured Artist in The Freedom Wall Documentary - Buffalo, NY

 

2017

First Annual Open Buffalo Sponsored Emerging Artist - Buffalo, NY

Elected to the Board of Directors at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center - Buffalo, NY

Local Small Business Owner - Buffalo, NY

BAS Jumpstart Program Workshop Instructor - Buffalo, NY

Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center Drawing Rally Artist - Buffalo, NY

 

2016

Afropunk Media - Three Time Monthly Featured Artist/ Article Contributor - New York, NY

Buffalo State College GSA Fine Art Grant Recipient - Buffalo, NY

Featured Cover Artist for The Public - Buffalo, NY

Buffalo City Summer  School for the Arts Instructor - Buffalo, NY

 

2015

Elab Creative Conversation Panel Discussion on Race, Art and Accessibility - The Buffalo Arts Studio

 

2014

BUATA & BATC (Buffalo Arts Teachers Collaborative) Workshop Leader - Buffalo, NY

 

2013

The James Lombardo, Sr. Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts - Buffalo, NY

BATC (Buffalo Arts Teachers Collaborative) Workshop Leader/ Reference Artist - Buffalo, NY

 

2012

Irene Hulicker Special Research Grant 

“Econo-me: Visual Exploration on the Impact of Economic Crisis on Persona” - Buffalo, NY

 

2011

Buffalo State Undergraduate Research Grant 

“Faces on the Tree: Utilizing Portraiture as a means of documenting lineage” - Buffalo, NY

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/ SPECIAL PROJECTS
 
2020

Albright Knox Muralist for "Works From Home" Project - Buffalo, NY

 
2019

Solo Mural Artist for the TriMain Center Public Mural - Buffalo NY 

Burchfield Penny Art Center  Exhibition - Contemporary Portraiture - Buffalo, NY 

2018

Solo Mural Artist for The East Delavan Library Project - Buffalo NY 

Title: Our Stories 

Cover Artist for No Boundaries Magazine - Buffalo NY 

ArtWorks Cincinnati Mural Project: 

Title: Mamie Smith Commemorative  Mural - ArtWorks Summer Mural Program

The Gerald Mead Collection Exhibition - Roz Steiner Art Gallery, Batavia

The Corridors Gallery Resource Art Exhibition - Corridors Gallery at Hotel Henry

Albright Knox Installation Artist the following projects:

Flowers For Buffalo by Louise Jones

We Are Here by White Bicycle Design Studio

Tanglewood by Shane Dark

Commissioned Artist for the Albright Knox Radical - Buffalo NY 

Women’s Panel, Official Commemorative Mary Talbert Portrait

 

2017

“The Freedom Wall” - In partnership with - Buffalo, NY Public Art Program

The Albright Knox and NFTA Metro

Tinted: A Visual Statement on Color, - Buffalo Arts Studio

Identity, and Representation

CollectX25: An Art Affair and Auction for All - Buffalo Arts Studio

 

2016

NASAD Exhibition - Czurles-Nelson Gallery (Juried)

Forefront -Three centuries of fine - Historic Margaret Martin House/

Art by Women Artists Benjamin Contemporary

Identities of Today: Portraits of WNY - Project 308 Gallery

 

2014

Familiar - Solo Exhibit - Project 308 Gallery

Select Fall Showcase - Studio Velazquez 

2013

Lombardo Awardees Exhibit - Czurles-Nelson Gallery

Buffalo State Art Education Department Exhibit - Czurles-Nelson Gallery 

Student Research and Creativity Celebration - Buffalo State College 

 

2012

Elab Creative Conversation Exhibit - The Buffalo Arts Studio

Student Research and Creativity Celebration - Buffalo State College 

Fine Arts Exhibition - Czurles-Nelson Gallery (Juried)

Women’s Month Exhibition - Buffalo State Library

Design Student Exhibition  - Czurles-Nelson Gallery (Juried)

 

2011

The Anne Frank Project - Buffalo State 2012

 

2010

Fine Arts Student Exhibition - Czurles-Nelson Gallery (Awarded/Juried)

19th Annual Regional Artists Exhibition - Art Dialogue (Juried)

 

2009

Fine Arts Student Exhibition - Czurles-Nelson Gallery (Juried)

2006

Young Women’s Exhibition - Impact Artists Gallery (Awarded/ Juried)