CV

EDUCATION
PhD Candidate, Philosophy, Aesthetics and Visual Studies, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA), 2018-present
David Driskell Fellow

Master of Arts student, Dominican University of California, Humanities - emphasis in Philosophy, 2017-2018

Master of Arts, History and Theory of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Art Institute, 2013
Thesis: "Negro Expositions: Portrait Photography in the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries"

Master of Fine Arts, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, 2013

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND TEACHING AREAS
African diasporic, North American, and European art and culture; feminist theory and the impact on art production; modern and contemporary European philosophy; African American history; global perspectives on modern and contemporary art; visual culture intersections of modern and contemporary politics and aesthetics

LECTURES
2021: Presenter, “Becoming Monumental: The Contemporary State of Black Female Subjectivity” Art, Access and Agency – Art Sites of Enabling Conference, The School of the Arts and the Transformation Directorate, University of Pretoria, October 8, 2021

2021: Facilitator, “What About Africanness?” discussion with Jane Taylor, Curlee Raven Holton, yaTande Whitney V. Hunter, IDSVA, University of Pretoria, the Driskell Center, May 1, 2021

2021: Co-discussant with K. Wayne Yang, “Departures, Deviations, Detours,” History of Art department, UC Berkeley, February 26, 2021

2021: Co-Chair, “Reframing Aesthetics: Diaspora, Historicity, and The Myth of Truth” panel discussion at the College Art Association conference, February 13, 2021

2021: Presenter, “Andrea Brustolon and Kerry James Marshall: Visualizations of Blackness,” College Art Association conference, February 13, 2021

2015: Presenter, Student and Emerging Professionals Panel Discussion Series, College Art Association Conference (New York, February 11-13, 2015)

2014: Visiting Artist, San Francisco Art Institute, History and Theory of Contemporary Art Department, Feminism in the Twenty-First Century: Cultural Issues, Global Questions, and Aesthetic Responses

2014: Presenter, Student and Emerging Professionals Panel Discussion Series, College Art Association Conference (Chicago, February 12-14, 2014)

2013: Visiting Artist, Stanford University, American Studies Department, Border Crossings:American Identities

2013: Guest Lecturer, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, School of Graduate Studies, Guangzhou, China

2011: Visiting Artist, Berkeley City College, Art & Cultural Studies Department, Advanced Painting

2010: Presenter, The State of Painting in the 21st Century Conference “Historical Obsessions and the 21st Century Black Female Artist” (San Francisco Art Institute: November 15, 2010)

PUBLICATION
THREE, Radius Books, “We heard the thunder no.5” Response to artwork from Deborah Roberts (Dec. 2020)

FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
David Driskell Fellowship, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, 2018-present

Post-Graduate Fellowship, Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD), 2015

Commencement Speaker, San Francisco Art Institute, 2013

Virgil Williams Prize for Outstanding Leadership, San Francisco Art Institute, 2013

Dual Degree Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute, 2012-2013

Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership and Community Involvement, 2012



ART CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016: At five in the afternoon, Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014: California State Building Great Hall, San Francisco, CA
2014: Incidents and Autobiographies, Jerry Adams Gallery, Berkeley, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020: Som, Penn State Abington Art Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, Abington, PA
2018: Nava, Napoleon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2017: Dred Scott. Past, Present & Future, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016: Welcome to the Left Coast: 2016 Presidential Primary, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015: New Normal Three, Guerrero Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014: Art and Liberation, Eddie Rhodes Gallery, San Pablo, CA
2014: Object(ive) Transformatives, Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito, CA
2013: Terrestrial, Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, CA
2013: View, Wenying Highland Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2013: Sledgehammer Constitution, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco
2013: MLK50, Place des Arts. Montréal, Canada
2013: California State Building Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012: Wonder, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2012: MFA Exhibition, The Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA
2012: Emerging Artists Exhibition, Juried by Michelle Mansour
2011: Feral Order, Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, CA
2011: Laboratory of Art Failure, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco
2011: Abstraction, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011: BAN6 Slideslam, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
2011: Out of Context, Gallery 454, San Francisco, CA
2011: Mondo Tondo, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011: Chromophilia, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011: Mis-Use, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Montréal Arts Interculturels Collection (MAI). Montréal, Canada
Wenying Highland Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

RESIDENCIES
2013: Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts / Wenying Highland Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

BIBLIOGRAPHY
P!.“Exposition MLK50” Lounge Urbain, February 14, 2013
Pucci, Michelle. “Artists on I Have a Dream” The Link, February 8, 2013

Lejtenyi, Patrick. “I Have a Dream” sparks the imagination of artists at MLK50,” The Montreal Gazette, February 5, 2013

Taylor, Mark. “Debauchery and David Lynch: SFAI’s 2012 MFA Exhibition” KQED Arts, May 17, 2012

Colette, Claire & Kari Marboe, Ed. MFA Now, 2012.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
College Art Association (CAA), committee member 2013 – 2016, Student and Emerging Professionals Committee