"A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled."

 

-James A. Baldwin

My work centers on issues of identity, womanhood and history in American culture. Using mixed media, photography, collage and painting I investigate expressionism through portraiture, environments and figures. My work seeks to make visible the human element of sensationalized subjects that often become desensitized in the American public discourse.

BFA

Painting and Printmaking

Virginia Commonweath University

2005

MA

African American and African Diaspora Studies

Indiana University, Bloomington

2010

Ed.M.

Arts in Education

Harvard Graduate School of Education

2012

Current Co-Chair of the Continuing the Conversation (alumni led)  conference for Arts in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education 

Silk Road Connect Fellow, The Silk Road Project

2012