CV (Curriculum Vitae)

AWARDS
2023 ~ VisArts Annual Residency 2023-24, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA
2023 ~ Monson Arts Residency- April/May 2023, Monson, ME
2022 ~ Interlude Residency-October 2022, Hudson Valley, NY
2021 ~ Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA *VMFA Arts Fellowship Award 2021-22,
2015 ~ Art at the Market, Blacksburg, VA *Second Place 3D Design
2014 ~ Art at the Market, Blacksburg, VA *Third Place 3D Design
2013 ~ Art on the Lawn: Giles County, VA * Best of Show
2013 ~ Art at the Market: Blacksburg, VA. * Honorable Mention 3-D Design
2012 ~ Art on the Lawn, Giles County, VA. *Best of Show
2011 ~ Art on the Lawn, Giles County, VA. *First Place

SOLO EXHIBITS
2023 ~ FLAGVIBES: Spears Art Gallery, Glenville State University, Glenville, WV
2023 ~ FLAGVIBES: ARTSPACE, Richmond, VA
2022 ~ Vibration Motivation ‘12 – ‘22: H. Scott November Gallery, Richmond, VA
2013~ CONNECTASTIC: Burnt Creative, Blacksburg, VA
2012 ~ Perfect Imperfections: Art Pannonia, Blacksburg, VA.
2010 ~ The Village: Red Creative, Atlanta, GA.
2010 ~ Beautiful Bubble: The Gallery at Mish Mish, Blacksburg, VA
2010 ~ Beautiful Bubble II: River City Grill, Radford, VA
2010 ~ The Village: The Gallery at Glencoe Museum, Radford, VA


GROUP AND JURIED SHOWS (AWARDS*)
2023 ~ VMFA Fellowship Exhibit, Capital One West Creek Gallery, Richmond, VA
2023 ~ INTRODUCTIONS, ArtWorks’ Gallery, Richmond, VA
2021 ~ HERE COMES THE SUN, URSA Gallery Bridgeport, CT.
2017 ~ Radford City Fine Art Biennial 2017, Radford, VA
2015 ~ CraftForms 2015, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2015 ~ New River Art Biennial 2015, Pulaski Art Center, Pulaski, VA
2015 ~ Art at the Market, Blacksburg, VA *Second Place 3D Design
2014 ~ Art at the Market, Blacksburg, VA *Third Place 3D Design
2014 ~ Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013 ~ New River Art Biennial 2013: Perspective Gallery at VT, Blacksburg, VA.
2013 ~ A World of Color: The Artful Lawyer Gallery, Blacksburg, VA.
2013 ~ Art on the Lawn: Giles County, VA * Best of Show Award
2013 ~ Art at the Market: Blacksburg, VA. * Honorable Mention 3-D Design
2012 ~ Art on the Lawn, Giles County, VA. *Best of Show Award
2011 ~ The Mosaic Mache’ Studio at Burlington Park, Johnson City, TN
2011 ~ Art on the Lawn, Giles County, VA. *First Place Award
2011 ~ The Gallery at Glencoe Museum, Radford, VA
2011 ~ Nelson Fine Art Center, Johnson City TN
2010 ~ Art Pannonia, Blacksburg, VA
2010 ~ McGOPA, Philadelphia Inquirer Bldg., Philadelphia, PA
2009 ~ The Floyd Artist Association, Floyd, VA
2009 ~ Art Bazaar, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
2005 ~ New Directions, The Harrison Museum, Roanoke, VA
94-05 ~ The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
97-98 ~ Showtime at the Apollo, Apollo Theater, Harlem, NYC
1996 ~ SISTAS: A Celebration of African American Women
Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
Director: Harriette Cole, Essence Magazine Fashion Editor


COMMISSIONS
2022 ~ Capital One, Richmond, VA
~ SumHer: mixed medium. 24” H x 18” W
~ Shield 4: mixed medium. 24” H x 18” W
~ ABSCISSION (Autumn Vibes): mixed medium. 24” H x 18” W

2020-21~ WHEELHOUSE Center for Health and Wellbeing, Fairfield CT.
~ THEE Source of Power: mixed media. 44” H x 30” W x 14” D
~ Triptych 1 2 3: mixed media. 20” W x various Heights & Depths


BILLBOARDS, BOOKS, PERIODICALS
1996 ~ Total Health Care: Beach Advertising, Philadelphia, Pa.
National Advertising Campaign
1995 ~ Jumping the Broom: The African- American Wedding Planner
Author: Harriette Cole
1994 ~ Essence Magazine/Butterick Patterns: June issue
Essence/Butterick Collection # 3453
• Full page advertisement launch and pattern envelope cover
1994 ~ Essence Magazine: February issue: Pages 82, 84, 85.
1993 ~ Essence Magazine: December issue: Pages 91 and 101.


MOVIE CREDITS
2013 ~ Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage counselor
~ NECKLACE: ADORNMENT 00, party scene


ARTICLES
Artist tries to capture the beauty of imperfection
The Burgs: by Mary Hardbarger
Blacksburg, VA
October 4, 2012
Exhibit pays tribute to Black History Month
Times news
Kingsport, TN
February, 11, 2012
The Trove: Franchell Mack Brown
Pendulum: by Sharon Pendana
August 5, 2010
Capturing expressions* by Amy Matzke-Fawcett
*The Blanket Statement Project is affiliated with Belview Elementary School,
Radford, VA
July 1, 2010


EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2014-15~ Certified Welder
New River Community College, Dublin, VA
1988-89 ~ Jewelry Design
Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1986-89 ~ Assistant Gallery Manager
Robert Lee Morris/Artwear, New York
1980-85 ~ Fine Arts/ Clothing Design
University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
1983-85 ~ Apprentice in Jewelry Design
Benini Goldsmiths, Washington, D.C.
1981-84 ~ Apprentice in Costume Design
Reggie Ray, Washington, D.C.
1976-80 ~ Visual Arts
Duke Ellington High School of the Arts, Washington, D.C