Selected Exhibitions/Live Work

 

2017      

    Radical Love: Female Lust, Crypt Art Gallery, London, UK

    Old Black Magic, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL

    100 Under, Logan Square Tattoo Gallery, Chicago IL

    AMFM Gallery, Chicago IL

    Black Sex Matters, Stoney Island Arts Bank, Chicago IL

    Competition Show Winner, Peck School of the Arts, University of Milwaukee, WI

    Milwaukee Gallery Night, After Gallery, Milwaukee WI

    She: An Ode to Feminine Energy, Milwaukee WI    

    Crossing Over, Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee WI

2016

    Philly Art Collective 8th Installment, Open Space, Philadelphia, PA

    Harlem Art Salon, City College of New York, New York NY

    Sehi Artist Series, Sehi, Brooklyn New York NY

    The Shamama Experience, Lucky Lotus Brooklyn, New York NY

    Arte Para Todos Artist Designer, Milwaukee WI

    The Journey Begins Queen Tut, Live Artist, Company Brewing Milwaukee WI

    Counter Craft Night Market, Live Artist, Company Brewing Milwaukee WI

    AMFM Pop Up Show, Hotel Foster, Milwaukee WI

2015

    Secrets of the Goddess, Jazale’s Art Studios, Milwaukee WI

    A.M.P Unification, New York, NY

    Solo Exhibition: Sacred Revolutions, installation Milwaukee River woods, Milwaukee WI

2014

    Crossing Over, Union Art Gallery Milwaukee WI

    Union Art Gallery’s 41st Annual Juried Show, 3rd Place Winner, Milwaukee WI

    Ladies Night Out 2 Art Is For Lovers Gallery, Milwaukee WI

    First Year Exhibition, Scholarship Winner, Union Art Gallery Milwaukee WI

    Afro Punk, Live Artist, New York, NY

2013

    Anonymous 2 Anonymous Art Is For Lovers Gallery, Milwaukee WI

    Ladies Night Out Art Is For Lovers Gallery, Milwaukee WI

    Live Painting at Ahyza Fine Art Gallery, Milwaukee WI

    You Be Boy I Boy Girl at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

2012

    Live Painting/Art display for Dia Dos Muertos, Milwaukee WI

    Bayview Gallery Night at Hide House, Milwaukee WI

    True Skool Art Gallery Night at True Skool, Milwaukee WI

    BTS Pop Up/Art Gallery at Cream City Collective, Milwaukee WI 2012

    Ladies Night Out Jackpot Art Gallery, Milwaukee WI

 


Teaching/Projects/Other

1/2017- 7/2017 Artists Working in Education, Lead Community Artist, Milwaukee WI

With Neu Life Community Development youth, created a permanent art puppet community sculpture in Alice's Garden. 

 

 Special Exhibitions Boutiques, Metropolitan Museum of Art — New York, NY

Worked in the boutiques in multiple areas of the museum and special exhibitions, including the annual fashion show hosted by the Costume Institute’s for the Gala opening, Manus x Machina. Learned in detail the history, workings and design setup of each exhibition and the product being sold to support the museum.

 

12/2015 Culture Strikes National Immigration Integration Conference Artist — New York, NY

Recipient of Honorarium and artist participant to speak at conference.  

 

7/2015 Commissioned Artist Participant in Visions from the Inside — New York, NY

Joined bi-coastal organization CultureStrike in creating art work illustrating the stores of detained migrants in detention centers separated from their families. Exhibited nationwide.

http://www.culturestrike.org

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/artists-transform-heartbreaking-letters-from-detained-migrants-into-gripping-works-of-art_us_55d2006de4b055a6dab0d07f

https://www.buzzfeed.com/adolfoflores/instagram-project-spotlights-the-hidden-struggles-of-mothers?utm_term=.ymQZWz4Wo#.os0BAlLAO

 

5/2015 Afropolitan Series Visiting  Artist Speaker, Meridian 23 — New York, NY

Guest artist speaker on panel with Delphine Diallo and Kwesi Abbensetts.

 

7/2014 - 8/2014 Art Teacher, Arts @ Large Org.

Facilitated art workshop to middle and high school MPS students while on a road trip to Mississippi, AL for the Freedom Summer civil rights conference conference. Organized a collaborative mural project with the students that reflected what they learned about the Civil Rights movement while on the trip. Worked as a counselor for the students, supervised, helped to further understand the material they were learning. Created beautiful relationships with the students in the process.

http://www.artsatlargeinc.org/featured-projects

 

1/2013 - 12/2014  Gallery Assistant, Union Art Gallery, UW-Milwaukee — Milwaukee, WI

Collaboration with a team and artists to get exhibitions installed and deinstalled in a timely manner. Art handling, unpacking, packing, and installation Making of art projects for special events. Cooperation with artists of different fields. Curation of special cultural events. Trained in all aspects of exhibition installation, from tools, operation of a lift to do lighting, and different hanging techniques for various wall surfaces.

 

9/2014 - 11/2014 - Core Community Artist for Urban Alchemy, beintween — Milwaukee, WI

Lead art workshops to communities of different ages in backgrounds to produce public art with art organization beintween. Participation in workshops with internationally known community artist and activist Lily Yeh. Experimentation with vast art forms and media, including multiple community art workshops and installations for the Swing Park Bridge off of Brady Street. Assistance in making drawing, paintings and installations with artists and non artists. This project was in collaboration with Flux Designs.

http://www.cosmic-butterfly.com/2015/03/community-building-through-arts-urban.html

http://barefootartists.org/short-term-projects/urban-alchemy-in-milwaukee-wisconsin/

                

12/2013 - 7/2014 Founder and Curator, Art Is For Lovers Gallery — Milwaukee, WI

Opened up the art gallery Art is For Lovers Gallery in Bronzeville, the only African American led, all ages, safe art space in Milwaukee at its time. Curated all richly diverse exhibitions to promote local, and out of town artists. Completed research and artwork submission for group shows. Managed all aspects of creative and professional business to social media, finances, gallery paperwork, art handling, unpacking, packing and installation. Promoted and ran openings that resulted in high attendance. Experience in research for operating non-profits and LLCs.

https://deedsdunn.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/art-is-for-lovers-gallery-and-the-revival-of-community-based-art-in-black-communities/

 

6/2012 - 12/2014 Artist Intern, TRUE Skool Org. — Milwaukee, WI

Leading Urban Arts workshops/training for high school students in ACLU conferences hosted at UW-Milwaukee. Painting collaborative murals in various walls in Milwaukee. Participation in canvas projects, neighborhood cleanups and various art exhibitions. Making of art with various forms, mediums and spaces. Participation in collaboration art projects and murals promoting the positively of public art and street art.

http://www.trueskool.org

 

9/2011-6/2013 Teen Counsel Team Member,  Redline Art Milwaukee — Milwaukee, WI

Organized community youth art events. Lead screen printing workshops. Had free access to printmaking studio and other resources in the studio. Received mentorship from artist residences. Worked closely with various local, national, and international exhibiting artists through tours and workshops.

http://www.redlineartmke.org

 

5/2011 - 7/2011 Artist Team Member,  Milwaukee Art Museum, Art Xpress program — Milwaukee, WI

Worked alongside the entire development team in an energetic and creative environment to create a mural for the Milwaukee County Transit System busses. Consistently met schedules and deadlines for all illustration projects. Produced imaginative illustrations in an efficient and timely manner. Adapted to the established art style of the studio for consistency and quality purposes. Created a series of rough sketches for review, revision and approval.

https://mam.org/learn/details/teen_artXpress.php

 

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