EDUCATION

         MFA, Howard University 

         Sculpture / Painting, Washington, DC.

         BFA, Maryland Institute, College of Art

         Fibers (Textile Design) / Crafts, Baltimore, MD

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

        Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina

         Associate Professor of Art / Director, The Henry Ponder Gallery  2008 - Present

        St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, Maryland

        Assistant Director: Boyden Gallery 2003 - 2006  

         Hampton University Museum, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia

         Director of Museum Education 1996 -1999

         Grosvenor Neighborhood Settlement House Inc., New York, New York

         Arts Coordinator 1994 - 1996 

Boys Harbor Inc., New York, New York 

Pre – K Teacher and Art Teacher  1991 – 1994

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Museum Educator 1989 – 1990

 

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Corcoran Museum / College of Art and Design, Washington, DC

         Adjunct, 2001 -2003

         MTV Series Undressed, Los Angeles, California

        Wardrobe Assistant, 2000

         Dance Theatre of Harlem, New York, New York

         Costume / Wardrobe Assistant,  1993 - 1995

        Faith Ringgold, New York, New York

         Artist Assistant, 1991 - 1996

PAST EXHIBITIONS

         National African American  Quilt Convention, Kentucky 

Faith Ringgold Ancestor Project II, July 11 - 26, 2018

Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio

Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World Conscience (Traveling Exhibition)

July 28 - September 28, 2018

Gendered: Mint Museum / Affiliate of the Mint Museum

         Charlotte, North Carolina June - July 2017

         Ruby Bridges: Brown v Board of Education: Michigan State University Museum

         Ann Arbor, Michigan, January 2014 - April 2014

         And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations, National African American Museum

         Cincinnati, Ohio, October 2013 - March 2014

         Tracing Stitches II: Biddle Gallery, Cheyney University

         West Chester, Pennsylvania, March 20 – April 30, 2014

         Artista Vista Install It 3: Above and Below, Public Art Installation

         Columbia South Carolina, April 17 – May, 28 2013

         Tracing Stitches II: Biddle Gallery, Cheyney University

         West Chester, Pennsylvania, March 20 – April 30, 2014

         Artista Vista Install It 3: Above and Below, Public Art Installation

         Columbia South Carolina, April 17 – May, 28 2013

         Tracing Stitches: Biddle Gallery, Cheyney University

         West Chester, Pennsylvania, February 17 – April 17, 2013

         Artista Vista Install it 2: Public Art Installation

         Downtown Columbia South Carolina, April 17 – May 28, 2012

         The Journey of Hope in America: National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

         Wilberforce, Ohio, December 18 - June 18, 2011

         The Skin Quilt Project: Uplifting Our Culture, Celebrating Tradition: Towne Art Gallery at Wheelock College,

         Boston, Massachusetts, October 26 – November 2010

         The Japan International Quilt Show

         Yokohama, Japan, November 2009

         Quilting African American Women History: National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

         Wilberforce, Ohio, March 8 – November, 2008

         Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition, The American Folk Art Museum

         New York, New York, February, 8-March 31, 2007

         Talking History in Material Culture: Igbo and Akan Sings in Early Virginia: University of Mary Washington

         Fredericksburg, Virginia, January 25-March 2 2007

         Quilting the Negro Spiritual: Works Inspired by William H. Johnson: Florence Museum

         Florence, South Carolina, March 1-April 3, 2005

         From a Mans Point of View, Virginia Quilt Museum

         Harrisonburg, Virginia, October 18, 2004-January 2, 2005

         Where Do We Go From Here?: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library

         Washington DC, February 17-29, 2004

         Continuities and Innovations: African American Quilts of Virginia: James Madison University

         Harrisonburg, Virginia, September 12-October 17, 2004

         Expressions: Corcoran Gallery of Art

         Washington DC May 23-June 16, 2003

         Courageous Journey: An Exhibition of Quilted Works, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library

         Washington DC, February 1-24, 2003

         The American Family: an exhibition of quilted and narrative works: Creative Workshop Gallery

         New Haven, Connecticut, September 10-November 28, 1993

PUBLICATIONS AND BOOKS CITED

         AND STILL WE RISE: Race, Culture and Visual Conversation

         Publisher: Paper Moon Publishing, 5481 Olgate Drive, West Chester, Ohio 2013

         QUILTS FOR OBAMA

         Publisher: Paper Moon Publishing, 5481 Olgate Drive, West Chester, Ohio 2010

         TEXTURAL RHYTHMS: QUILTING THE JAZZ TRADITION

         Publisher: Paper Moon Publishing, 5481 Olgate Drive, West Chester, Ohio 2008

         QUILTING AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN HISTORY

         Publisher: Paper Moon Publishing, 5481 Olgate Drive, West Chester, Ohio 2008

         SPIRITS DISTILLED: (cover image)

         Publisher: Red Hen Press, Hillsdale, California, publication date: January 2006

         THE OTHER SIDE: STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY (cover image)

         Publisher: The Other Side, Philadelphia, PA publication date: March 2002

         BLACK THREADS: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTING SOURCE BOOK

         Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, publication date: November 2002

         INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART

         Flights of Fancy and Journey to Self, P.60-61; Tracing Stitches, P. 26-27 –28, Hampton University Museum,                        

  Hampton, Virginia  1999

GRANTS / AWARDS / HONORS

Columbia Museum of Art, Trustee / Commission

Columbia, SC, Appointed, June 2018

Faculty Leadership and Civic Engagement Award

Charleston Southern University, April 2016

James a Porter Research Travel Grant, Howard University

         Washington DC 2007

         Appointment: Alexandria Archaeology Commission Preservation of African American Heritage

         Alexandria, Virginia 2002 - 2004

         Outstanding Service Award

         City of Hampton, Virginia 1999

         Sidney Lake Memorial Award, Maryland Institute, College of Art

         Baltimore, Maryland 1988

RESIDENCES

         Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama 2014  

Cheyney University, Cheyney, Pennsylvania 2013 / 2014

         Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, Maryland 2008

         Coker College: Department of Theater and Dance, Hartsville, South Carolina 2004

         Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 2003

         Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia 2001

         Studio Museum in Harlem Community School Program, New York, New York 1991

         South Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, Georgia 1998 - 1990

COLLECTIONS

         Faith Ringgold, Anyone Can Fly Foundation, New York, New York

         The Florence Museum of Art, Florence, South Carolina

         Cheyney University, West Chester, Pennsylvania

         Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

         Geoffrey Holder, New York, New York

         Howard University, Washington DC

          Benedict College, Washington DC

         Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, North Carolina