CV

SOLO EXHIBITS –

2016
REAL LIFE: Portraits from the World & Around The Way. City College, Windows on Amsterdam Gallery, NYC
2014
Touching the Abstract. City College, Windows on Amsterdam Gallery, NYC
MUSIC IS LIFE: Speakers of the Universal Language. City College, Windows on Amsterdam Gallery, NYC
2011 
Seminal Works by Omo Misha. Renaissance Fine Art, NYC.
2008 
American Portrait Series, Columbia University Gallery Space at Russ Berrie. NYC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS –

2022
People, Places and Things, presented by the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club. Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, MI
Connected to All, presented by the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club and DTE. Beacon Park, Detroit, MI
2021
First Time Ever I Saw Her Face. The Colored Girls Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2017
Detroit Diaspora, curated by Michael Kelly Williams, presented by the Virgil Carr Cultural Center. Detroit, MI
2014
Visions, Roots & Rhythms. Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, NYC
2012 
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: A Felatastic Art Exhibit! curated by Sabrina Nelson, presented by the Virgil Carr Cultural Center. Detroit, MI
2011 
Homage, curated by Al Johnson. The Knox Gallery, NYC.
– Learning from Neiman. Presented by the Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, NYC
Spirit of Community, presented by Community Works and the Dwyer Cultural Center, curated by Paula Coleman. Dwyer Cultural Center, NYC
Heritage of Innovation, presented by NYC Parks Department. Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, New York
2010 
RFA AFFORDABLEart Exhibition. Renaissance Fine Art Gallery, NYC
RFA 1st Anniversary Exhibition. Renaissance Fine Art Gallery, NYC
HAWT (Harlem Artist Walking Tour) presented by Casa Frela Gallery, NYC
The Children’s Art Carnival’s End-of-Year Exhibit & Silent Auction Benefit, presented by The CAC and Columbia University. The Macy Gallery at Columbia University, NYC.
2009
Straight 7 Art Show, H&M Gallery, presented in association with Harlem Arts Alliance. NYC
Jewelry As Wearable Art, Gallery M. NYC
5th Annual Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour, presented by artHARLEM. NYC
Serpentina, Casa Frela Gallery, presented by artHARLEM. NYC
The Artists in Bank Street’s Backyard, Bank Street College, presented by The Priscilla E. Pemberton Society and curated by Laura Gadson. NYC
2008
4th Annual Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour, Hue-Man Bookstore, presented by artHARLEM. NYC
CRS Women’s Exhibit, CRS Arts & Healing Center, presented by CRS/Center for Remembering & Sharing
Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk, GUMBO. Brooklyn, NY
2007
– 3rd Annual Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour, presented by artHARLEM. NYC
H.O.A.S.T. Preview Exhibition, presented by artHARLEM. NYC
Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk, GUMBO. Brooklyn, NYC
Selected Works, Big Apple Jazz. NYC

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS

2022
First Time Ever I Saw Her Face. Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA
2021
Renaissance Pavilion Project on behalf of UberEats/Harlem Park to Park, NYC
Black Lives Matter Street Mural presented by Harlem Park to Park, NYC
2016
– BID 125th Street Banners, NYC
2013
– BID 125th Street Banners, NYC
2011
Harlem River Park Plaque Project for the Harlem River Task Force, NYC
Harlem in the City– Art on the NAC Wall, presented by The City College Arts & Culture Dept., NYC

CURATORIAL PROJECTS –

2022
100 Years of Harlem: Resonating Around the World, curated on behalf of City College Center for the Arts. CHRISTIE’S, NYC
100 Years of Harlem: Resonating Around the World (2nd installation). City College Center for the Arts, NYC
– PRODIGY. Irwin House Gallery. Detroit, MI
Where We At curated in partnership with NCA Michigan. Irwin House Gallery, Detroit, MI
2021
Move The World. Irwin House Gallery. Detroit, MI
2020
For A Time Like This. The Colored Girls Museum, Philadelphia, PA
In Our Image. City College, Windows on Amsterdam Gallery, NYC
Edges In Eternity | The Art of Noreen Dean Dresser. The Great Wall @ BO’s. NYC
2019
Natural Birth, Anton Modern Art. City College, Windows on Amsterdam Gallery, NYC
Post No Ills, Lance Johnson. City College, Windows on Amsterdam Gallery, NYC
Fragments in Time: The Art of Tomo Mori. The Great Wall @ BO’s. NYC
DETROIT FUTURE HISTORY. Irwin House Global Art Center & Gallery. Detroit, MI
Skies Over Harlem. The Great Wall @ BO’s. NYC
2018
Natural Birth, Anton Modern Art. The Great Wall @ BO’s. NYC
Post No Ills, Lance Johnson. The Great Wall @ BO’s. NYC
Truth In The Moment, Yukako. The Great Wall @ BO’s. NYC
SuperNatural Woman: Tribute to the Queen. Irwin House Global Art Center & Gallery. Detroit, MI
Collector’s Items. City College, Windows on Amsterdam Gallery, NYC
2017
Splitting Image, The Art of Uday K. Dhar. City College, Windows on Amsterdam Gallery, NYC
A Time For Everything, The Art of Beatrice Lebreton. City College, Windows on Amsterdam Gallery, NYC
2016
Edges In Eternity | The Art of Noreen Dean Dresser. City College, Windows on Amsterdam Gallery, NYC
harlem is…DOWNTOWN. Curated on behalf of Community Works NYC. Federal Hall/NYC Parks Dept.
harlem is…A State of Mind. Curated on behalf of Community Works NYC. MIST Harlem, NYC
Renascence. Helene Fuld College of Nursing, NYC
DEFINITIVE 461. Featuring Chashama resident artists. Chashama, NYC
WHO WE ARE: Seleciones de Broadway Housing Communities. City College, Windows on Amsterdam Gallery, NYC
2015
FLUX Fair. Curatorial team-member presenting D.H. Caranda Martin. The Corn Exchange Building, NYC
harlem is…THEATER: The South African Connection. Curated on behalf of Community Works NYC. NYPL for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, NYC
2014
H O M E. Curated on behalf of No Longer Empty (NLE). Sugar Hill Apartments/Broadway Housing Communities, NYC
WOMEN’S WORK. The LeRoy Neiman Art Center, NYC
2013
CLASSICS & CONTEMPORARIES: The Canvas Paper & Stone Collection. The LeRoy Neiman Art Center, NYC
2012
102: 100 Ways of Looking at the World. LeRoy Neiman Art Center, NYC
Spirit of Community: Art & Activism, guest curated for Community Works. Interchurch Center, NYC
Blackball: Illuminating the Negro Leagues Baseball, curated on behalf of the Harlem Historical Society
and presented by the LeRoy Neiman Art Center, NYC.
Nature’s Return, curated on behalf of the NYC Parks Dept. Arsenal Gallery, Central Park.  NYC
Women of Colours. The Knox Gallery, NY
2011
Selected works by Corinne Innis. Café One, NYC
Around Town: Watercolors by Lynn Lieberman. Café One, NYC
Objects of Power & Beauty. Women’s History Month Exhibition. Cafe One,
2010 
Rice Paper Collection. Artist: Yukako Ishida, Café One. NYC
2008 
Evolution: The Changing Face of Harlem, Columbia University Russ Berrie & Lasker Buildings, curated on behalf of artHARLEM. NYC

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & WRITING –

               BOOKS –

The Basquiat Connection
, featuring the art of Haile King-Rubie. Published December 2019
Archiving, pre-press production, text and art editing

My Authentic Self by Artist, Leroy Campbell. Published October 2015
Pre-press production, text and art editing

WORDS OF A MAN: My right to be by Dr. Yusef Salaam
Cover art, pre-press production, text and editing

           ARTICLES –

Detroit’s Black art scene partners with city to showcase ‘Sacred Spaces’.  Rolling Out Magazine, February 2023
R.I.P. Detroit artist and activist John Sims. Detroit Metro Times, December 2022  
Building the worlds through the eyes of self-taught artist James Morris. Rolling Out Magazine,  November 2022
Phil ‘Fresh’ Simpson is all smiles and can’t wait to show you what he’s up to, July 30, 2022 | Rolling Out Magazine
Detroit’s ‘Fine Arts Breakfast Club’ gets new digs and a museum exhibit. Rolling Out Magazine, July 2022
Detroit artist Jonathan Harris strikes a nerve around the world with ‘Critical Race Theory’ painting. Detroit Metro Times, December 12, 2021 Sugar Hill Children’s Museum Welcomes Faith Ringgold Home. ArtSlant, October 2018
Artist Haile King-Rubie Celebrates New Art and a Birthday. Huffington Post, May 2016
Fabiola Jean-Louis Rewrites History With A Magical Lens. Huffington Post, April 2016      
No Longer Empty Returns to Sugar Hill for Benefit Gala. Huffington Post, April 2016
Finding Dante: A “Think Piece” for the Mayor, NYPD and the Nation. ArtSlant, March 2015
Michael Goldberg’s Final Mark. ArtSlant, February 2015
Mary DeWitt: Portraits of Women Serving Life. Of Note Magazine, January 2015
All This Winter Needs Is a Burst of Color. ArtSlant, January 2015
Bryan Christie: This Image Tightly Held. ArtSlant, August 2014
Studio Museum Exhibit Shines A Light on the American South. ArtSlant, May 2014
Swati Khurana on Rituals, Resistance and Assimilation. Of Note Magazine, April 2014
The Best of “100 Best”. ArtSlant, April 2014

ARTS & EDUCATION­ –

2003 – 2021         Symphony Space Global Arts Program, NYC
2017 – 2020         Anne Frank Center for Mutual Understanding, NYC
2018 – 2017         Music for Many
2016                     Bard Graduate Center

GRANTS & AWARDS

2023                        
Mack Alive Ambassador Collection, Lifetime Achievement Award
2022                        
– Strategic Community Partners “Community Keeper Award” Detroit
– “Best In Show” Connected to All Exhibit. Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club/DTE, Detroit, MI
2013
– Harlem Arts Alliance/Harlem Community Arts Fund
2011                        
– U.S. Congressional Record, Volume 157
– Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grant
2010              
– Puffin Foundation, Ltd. Artistic Grant  
2009
– Harlem Arts Alliance/Harlem Community Arts Fund Grant
2008   
– Harlem Arts Alliance/Harlem Community Arts Fund Grant
2007              
– Puffin Foundation, Ltd. Artistic Grant              

EDUCATION –  
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, Jewelry Design Studies
Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI. Graphic Arts Studies
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Liberal Arts Studies