I received my BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University magna cum laude and studied on scholarship at Loughborough College of Art and Design in England. I have been working as a professional artist ever since, with past exhibition venues including the Luggage Store Gallery, STUDIO Gallery, Root Division, the Red Poppy Art House, Pro Arts Gallery, the Richmond Art Center, the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, and the Oakland Museum of California’s CirCA Now series, as well as Field Projects Gallery in New York and Woman Made Gallery in Chicago.
My paintings and prints are carried by the SFMOMA Artists Gallery and are in private collections across the United States and in Europe and Asia. I have also created numerous public art projects and interactive murals that have involved hundreds of participants from around the world in more than 15 languages.
I always find myself wishing I could read more about other artists’ formative years, instead of just their professional credentials, so in case you have the same interest, here are a few parts of my own story.