I am a Black woman artist living and working in Oakland, California. The prints and drawings on this website represent my thirty-year career as a Bay Area professional artist and art educator. Since receiving an MFA in Printmaking from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, I have been teaching studio and digital art at various California Community Colleges. I have participated in numerous national and international juried exhibitions and have had artist-in-residencies at Kala Institute in Berkeley and Kalani Honua Cultural Retreat in Hawaii.
Prior to the drawings about the African diaspora, I created a video entitled “Rise Up.” This video conveys an emancipation of spirit, agency with our own bodies, and liberation from boundaries that are culturally constructed. It expresses the essence of being physically and spiritually free that results from emerging out of and unifying with nature. Here is the link to “Rise Up.”
The Vimeo link below is to an artist’s talk I gave last summer about three drawings that were included in an online exhibit entitled “Diasporic Futurism, Part I” at Root Division in San Francisco.
Denison University, Granville, OH
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, B.A., Anthropology
The Academy of Art College, SF, B.F.A., with Distinction in Printmaking
The Academy of Art College, SF, M.F.A. in Printmaking
Selected Group Exhibitions
African-American Art and Culture Complex, “Chasing Dreams,” SF, CA, 2022-2023
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, AOTAD satellite exhibit, 2022
June Steingart Gallery, Laney College, “Empowerment and Social Change” 2021
Richmond Art Center, Art of the African Diaspora, Richmond, CA 2020/21/22
Root Division, SF, “Diasporic Futurism” 2020
Impact Hub, “The Divine Feminine”, Oakland, CA 2020
Bridge Art and Film Space, Art of the African Diaspora satellite exhibition, Richmond, CA 2020
Williams Prize in Drawing, 2014 Exhibiting Artist and catalog participant
Filoli Center, Woodside, CA, “Patterns and Abstractions of Nature”, 2010
Triton Museum of Art, “The Spirit of Handmade Prints”, Santa Clara, CA, 2001
Museum West, “A Celebration of Women Artists”, Palo Alto, CA, 2001.
College of Marin Art Gallery, Kentfield, CA, California Society of Printmakers, 2000
Filoli Center, Woodside, CA, Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition, 2000.
Claudia Chapline Gallery, California Society of Printmakers 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Stinson Beach, CA,1999
Somar Gallery, “Tradition and Transition in the 90’s”, SF, 1998
Museum West, “Still Life,” SF, 1998
Oakland Museum Collector’s Gallery, “California Prints From Wood,”1997, and 1998
California Expositions Center, “California Works,” Sacramento, 1997
Museum West, “Mezzotints,” SF, 1997
Richmond Art Center, “Beyond Boundaries,” Richmond, CA, 1997
Oakland Museum Collector’s Gallery, “Fiori Di Maggio, 1996
Chicago Center for the Print, Ltd., 1996
The Silvermine Guild Arts Center, 1996 National Print Biennial, New Canaan, CT, 1996