Funny shot from my recent solo show :D
Some spring/summer shows...
Meeting Place (with Nkirukah Oparah) at LAND AND SEA
JUNE 2 - JUNE 23 / OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 4-9p
5428 San Pablo Ave , Oakland, CA
Meeting Place is an exploration of place-making and the self through sculpture, video, and photography.
The Break Before the Swell at Light Source
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 6-8p
1661 Tennessee St #2W, San Francisco, CA
A solo show of work made between 2016-2018, curated by Christina Wiles of Royal Nonesuch Gallery
JUNE 8 - JUNE 29 / OPENING RECEPTION JUNE 8, 5-8p
Slide Space 123, Mills College, Oakland
RELAY s the second chapter in the RELAY exhibition series, begun in 2017 at CTRL+SHFT in Oakland. It is an exhibition of 9 emerging, women-identifying or non-binary artists in the Bay Area.
I just returned from five days at Salmon Creek Farm, a commune-farm-homestead-sanctuary-school hybrid, working on a botanical field guide of the property–spending hours upon hours studying and drawing plants. If you know me well, you know I was more than content with such an activity. The experience was rich and has already begun to inform my practice...I am excited to see what comes next in the studio and out of future visits to Salmon Creek.
Deep Horizon (with Richard Jonathan Nelson) at Embark Gallery
MAY 5 - JUNE 6 / gallery hours Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 1-6p
Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, 2 Marina Blvd., Building B (3RD FLOOR), San Francisco, CA
Deep Horizon looks at the complex relationship between Blackness and nature, considering histories of violence, the African diaspora, and the perceptions and realities of identity.
My dear friend, brilliant artist, and super woman, Tosha Stimage has started something amazing: The Black Infinity is a collective that will provide exhibitions, online marketing platforms, and professional development for artists of color. I am thrilled to be in it's inaugural show next month at No Place gallery.
Support POC artists! The Black Infinity has launched a GoFund me to help support its efforts. If you can, please consider DONATING HERE
I will have new work in An idea of a boundary, a group exhibition curated by Jackie Im at the San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery.
The show is up from September 22 to January 20.
Eda Yu from KQED Arts wrote a feature on my exhibition, Eleven and a Half Hours, with Shirin Abedinirad: Making Iran and Oakland Feel Like the Same Place
Today is my first day as faculty at California College of the Arts!
I am teaching two Tools 1: Black & White Photography classes through CCA's Mentored Photography Teaching Fellowship program.
My upcoming group show, An idea of a boundary was featured in San Francisco Chronicle's 10 Fall 2017 Exhibitions Not to be Missed
So excited to collaborate with Shirin Abedinirad for Eleven and a Half Hours, curated by Shaghayegh Cyrousat Aggregate Space in Oakland.
The show is up from August 18 to September 23.
I went back to my alma mater, Alfred University, to give a talk to High School students participating in the New York State Summer School of the Media Arts (NYSSSA). NYSSSA is 4 week intensive where students have the opportunity to work in animation, sound, film, and photography. Students must be full-time New York State residents in grades 8 -12 and tuition assistance is available!
I graduated with my MFA from California College of the Arts!