I'm very excited to share that I accepted an admissions offer to the MFA Visual Art program at Columbia University!
I look forward to the opportunity to deepen my creative practice using art as a tool of social transformation.
I launched a crowdsourcing campaign to raise funds for equipment + resources I need in order to be successful in graduate school. Please donate and share if your are able! Thank you!
I'm presenting Alt(e)ar, a commissioned performance installation, at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh. In Alt(e)ar I embody an altar that honors the legacy of Black femme, gender non-conforming resistance. The performance installation includes a video and soundscape of unedited, archival footage from filmmaker Marlon Riggs. Visual artist Aya Rodriguez-Izumi created an original installation for the project.
Dates: 11 - 12 April 2017
Location: The Studio Theater @ The University of Pittsburgh, 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
New York, New York: I'm excited to announce that I have been awarded the Global Arts Fund by the Astraea Foundation. Astraea's Global Arts Fund is a nomination-based award that supports, showcases and connects impactful art by LGBTQI people and organizations that are using art as a tool for social transformation. Read more here.
Newark, NJ: Going home is always heartbreaking. During my last visit to Newark I witnessed my old high school building being demolished to make way for luxury condos.
I wrote a short, personal essay recalling memories from Science High School. Check it out here.
Point Arena, CA: I'm honored to be selected as an artist-in-residence at This Will Take Time, an artist residency in Point Arenas, CA. During my residency I'll be experimenting with creative practices that blend movement and painting techniques inspired by the Northern California coastline.
I'll be touring my performance Unearthing - a moving and messy meditation on Blackness, gender, in/visibility, resistance, and transformation - across the U.S. in Winter/Spring 2017.
Stanford University Feb 13
Williams College March 11,12
University of Pittsburg April 12,13
CUNY CSI April 19