Artist Biography

I am a metro Detroit native that enjoys experimenting with a variety of art materials.  I primarily work in mixed media combining collage with traditional art mediums such as graphite and watercolor.  I often depict the human figure by using multimedia processes. 

I have recently graduated with my BFA degree in Illustration and have received my teaching certification and BFA degree in Art Education from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI.

Artist Statement

The primary focus of my artwork is exploring the human figure through collage and mixed media processes.  I use collage as a vehicle to convey a story about the subject that I am depicting.  The collaging of paper in my artwork symbolically represents the “layers” of people that I depict using mixed media. 

Both the materials and subject matter used to create the image are equally significant and convey the narrative of the person.  For me, collage is a visual combining of materials from many different origins and contexts in order to create something new. 

I am passionate about my work expressing the diversity in the world around us and display this through my art material choices and subject matter.  I use layers of colors and textures to highlight this ideology.

Exhibitions

2017

Souvenirs of Summer.  Fabulon Gallery.  Charleston, SC, 2017.

Themeless.  Whitdel Arts exhibition at Marygrove College.  Detroit, MI, 2017.

SUBREALITY.  Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom.  Detroit, MI, 2017.

College for Creative Studies Annual Student Exhibition. Detroit, MI, 2017.

Media Collective: Solo Exhibition.  Wayne County Community College Brown and Juanita C. Ford Art Gallery. Taylor, MI, 2017.

Nude Nite.  Central Florida Fairgrounds. 4603 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando FL 32808.

Outsider Inside Art Show.  The Phoenix Café. Hazel Park, MI, 2017.

2016

Touch Me: Art/Music Exhibition.  Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom.  Detroit, MI, 2016.

Noel Night: Alumni Student Art Sale.  College for Creative Studies. Detroit, MI, 2016.

Layers. Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom. Detroit, MI, 2016.

19th Annual Livonia Exhibition of Fine Arts.  Livonia City Hall.  Livonia, MI, 2016.

Putting it Together: The Art of Assembling. Foundry Art Centre. St. Charles, MO, 2016.

Small Wonders 4: An Exhibition of Tiny Art and Tiny Films. Atomic Café. Hamtramck, MI, 2016.

Michigan Fine Art Competition. Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. Birmingham, MI, 2016.

College for Creative Studies Annual Student Exhibition. Detroit, MI, 2016.

Rejected: A Second Chance Art Show. Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom. Detroit, MI, 2016.

2015

Noel Night: Alumni Student Art Sale.  College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, 2015.

Detroit Art Collective. Detroit, MI, 2015.

Small Wonders 3: An Exhibition of Tiny Art and Tiny Films. Atomic Café. Hamtramck, MI, 2015.

Livonia City Hall. Livonia, MI, 2015.

College for Creative Studies Annual Student Exhibition. Detroit, MI, 2015.

2014

College for Creative Studies Annual Student Exhibition. Detroit, MI, 2014.

Manoogian Visual Resource Center. Detroit, MI, 2014.

2013

College for Creative Studies Annual Student Exhibition. Detroit, MI, 2013.

2012

College for Creative Studies Annual Student Exhibition. Detroit, MI, 2012.

 

Publications/Press

2016

·       Three By Three Illustration Annual: Number Six

Certificate of Merit

Student Illustration

College for Creative Studies