EDUCATION

         MFA, Painting / Sculpture 

         Howard University, Washington, D.C.

         BFA, Fibers / Crafts 

         Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

         Associate Professor of Art / Director, Ponder Gallery

         Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina 2008 – Present

         Assistant Director: Boyden Gallery

         St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, Maryland 2003 - 2006

         Director of Museum Education: Hampton University Museum

         Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia 1996 – 1999

         Museum Educator: High Museum of Art

         Atlanta, Georgia 1989 – 1990

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

         Adjunct Instructor, Corcoran Museum / College of Art and Design

         Washington, D.C. 2001 -2003

         Wardrobe Technician, MTV, Series Undressed

         Los Angeles, California 2000

         Wardrobe Technician: Dance Theatre of Harlem 

         New York, New York 1994 - 1995

         Assistant to American Artist Faith Ringgold

         New York, New York, 1991 - 1996

PAST EXHIBITIONS

         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

         James a Porter Research Travel Grant, Howard University

         Washington DC 2007

         Appointment: Alexandria Archeological Commission Preservation of African American Heritage

         Alexandria, Virginia 2002 - 2004

         Outstanding Service Award

         Hampton, Virginia 1999

         Sidney Lake Memorial Award, Maryland Institute, College of Art

         Baltimore, Maryland 1988

RESIDENCES

         Cheyney University, West Chester, 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