About the Artist

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.”

https://vimeo.com/328765434

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.