EDUCATION & RESIDENCIES   

2017-2018 Artist-In-Residence Arts + Public Life and U Chicago (CSRPC)

2017-2018 The Center Program, Hyde Park Art Center 

2017 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency

2016-2017  HATCH Project Residency Program, Chicago Artist Coalition 

2008-2009  School of Art Institute of Chicago: Bachelors Fine Art Program

EXHIBITIONS

 

2018 (Upcoming) Arts Incubator, Chicago IL, Group 

2018 (Upcoming) Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles CA, Group

2018 (Upcoming) Not An Inert Box, Triumph, Chicago IL, Group

2018 "Home/Lands," The Object Press, 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Group 

2018 "Noonlight," EFA Blackburn 20|20, New York  NY, Group

2017 "Of Memories and Forgetfulness," Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago IL, Group

2017 "Petty Biennial," Arts Incubator, Chicago IL, Group 

2017 "Art at the Margin," Hunter College's Project Space, New York NY, Group

2017 "Lil Swim," Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco CA, Group

2017 "Neither Free | Nor," Northwestern University: Dittmar Gallery, Evanston IL, Solo

2017 "Here + Now," Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, Group

2016 "Not Just Another Pretty Face," Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL, Commission

2016 "The Art of Blackness," Block 37, Chicago IL, Group

2016 " Women We Love," Gallery 19, Chicago IL, Group 

2016 "Shared History 150 SAIC Anniversary, " South Side Community Art Center, Chicago IL, Juried

2016 "It Can See You," HUME Gallery, Chicago IL, Solo

2016 " Faith [in] Action?," United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, MN

2016 "Abandoned Margins: Policing The Black Female Body," WomanMade Gallery, Chicago IL

2016 "Black Creativity 2016," Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago IL, Juried

2015 "I Can't Breathe," ARC Gallery, Chicago IL, Juried 

2015 "(N)either (N)or," University of WisconsinCuratorial Lab Chazen Museum, Madison WI, Juried

2015 "DivergenceI Convergence," Elee Mosanary Gallery, Chicago IL, Group 

2014 "Self-Deporation Exhibit," Space 1858, Chicago IL, Collaboration

2010 “Ten XX," Show, River North Gallery Hall, Chicago IL, Group

 

COMMISSIONS 

2018 Embassy Suites Mural (Columbus St.), Chicago IL 

2015 Billboard Designs, Downtown Oak Park IL 

2015 Head Sculpture, ACME Hotel, Chicago IL

2014 Set Designer and Painter, Film: Self-Deportation, Chicago IL

2014 Painting Commission, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Chicago IL

2013 Permanent Installation, ACME Hotel, Chicago, IL

EXPERIENCE

(Curr)  Studio Assistant, Hebru Brantley, Chicago IL

2016 Set Designer, Weird but True, Steve Rotfeld Productions, Chicago IL 

2016  Art Assistant, Marc Bamuthi Joseph's performance: "Pelotah", MCA Chicago IL 

2008 Art Intern, Artecnica, Santa Monica CA

PRESS

2017 "Reclaiming Memory Focus of Group Exhibit," Chicago Tribune 

2017 "Art Examines the State of Blackness," The Citizen

2017 "Dittmar Exhibit Dramatizes Chasm Between Blacks and Whites", Chicago Tribune

2015 Chicago Arts District, Leisure & the Unseen

2015 Curatorial Lab Wisconsin University's Chazen Museum, (N)either (Nor) 

2015 Featured Artist, 365 Artist 365 Days Project

AWARDS

2016 Best In Painting, Black Creativity 2016, Museum of Science and Industry

2016 WBEZ's Vocalo Storyteller Grantee, Chicago Community Trust

2013 2nd Place Finalist Prairie District Muralist Competition 

2009 Merit Scholarship, School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) 

2008 Merit Scholarship, School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) 

2008 NAACP-ACTSO Competition, Painting

2007 Scholastic Art and Writing Award, Silver