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“I am not what I am, I am what I do with my hands...”

― Louise Bourgeois

 

EDUCATION

 

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

During undergraduate SCAD in Savanna, GA I had difficulties deciding if I wanted to major in Preforming Arts or painting. It wasn't until I learned that I wanted to become an Art Therapist that I settled into painting, and minored in performing arts.

2009 - 2015

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2022 - Present

ART TEACHER, THE ARTS AND EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

Temporary roles, and volunteer. Facilitating curriculums for students ages 5 to 18. The Arts and Empowerment Project focuses on children and teens who have come from homes of violence or trauma.

2022 - Present

ASSITANT CURATOR, NINE EIGHTEEN NINE STUDIO GALLERY

Temporary roles, and volunteer. Hosting exhibitions and figure drawing.

2017 - Present

OWNER/INSTRUCTOR/CURATOR UNORTHODOX STUDIOS

Sole proprietor. Studio Gallery. Orchestrated marketing, finances, sublets, class instruction, and class figure modeling.

2018 - Present

FIGURE MODELING

Temporary roles. Figure modeling for artists at various studios and photographers.

2018 - 2019

ART TEACHER, NOAHS ART

Worked temporary roles. Created a full curriculum for ages 3 to 13, class size of about 15 to 30 children. Taught and hosted art classes, summer camp, and birthday parties.

2016

CURATION AND COORDINATOR

Worked temporary roles. Curating and coordinating art exhibitions with Charlotte Art League, Spirit Square, and XFoundation.

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2020

MOFSA GRANT PROGRAM

Mint Hill Arts in Charlotte, NC. The works in the exhibition were selected from local artists whom published their personal portfolio.

2020

COUNTING UP

Levine Museum in Charlotte, NC. The works in the exhibition were selected from local artists whom were given the direction of 'making your own ballot'.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

PRIVATE SHOW

Show at Legion Brewery in Charlotte, NC. The works exhibited were small to medium pieces to accommodate the archival brick walls of the beer hall. 

2018

PRIVATE SHOW

Show at Blue Blaze Brewery in Charlotte, NC. The works shown were small to medium pieces on their front and center wall on your way to the bar. 

2017

ALCHEMY

Solo gallery exhibition at Baku Gallery in Charlotte, NC. This gallery is unfortunately closed, but use to be owned Fu's Custom Tattoo's. The works shown varied from photography to paintings.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

ET PINGERE

Dacia Gallery in New York, NY. The exhibition was a closing ceremony to a figure painting residency with the gallery.

2016

MCCOLL CENTER MEMBER SHOW

McColl Center Gallery in Charlotte, NC. The exhibition was held for members only, a great experience all in all.

2015

DRAWING WORKS

Alexander Hall at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah GA. This show glorified the natural line work of sketching, in any shape or form.

 

RESIDENCIES

2019

BRAITMAN STUDIO

This residency was constructed by having the artist come to most studio classes every day. Putting the artist the to the max


Braitman Studio residency 

2017

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

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2016

DACIA GALLERY

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DONATIONS

2018

D’ART FOR ART

Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, MI. The 4' x 6' expressionist piece was accepted for a Cancer treatment benefit.

2018

HEART BALL

American Heart Association at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NCThe abstract pieces were accepted for a heart treatment benefit.