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COMMISSIONS

Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy

Sugar Shadow | June 16th +

A semi-permanent photography installation at the Van Cotrlandt Historic House and the Van Cortlandt Golf House that acknowledges and narrates the presence and legacy of the enslaved Africans who lived on the Van Cortlandt grounds.

 

BRIC Media

Who is Fort Greene? walking tour + multimedia | November 2018-May 2019

Is a narrative experiment that evolves around the creation of a visceral and ephemeral identity for a neighborhood defined by flux. The community will be engaged with photographic art, walking tours, cinema, and public dialogue that ask the central question without giving an answer.

 

Mile-Long Opera

A Walk Through Time walking tour + multimedia | September 2018

A walking tour that features the personal narratives of seven New Yorkers whose routines around 7 o’clock are chronicled through portraits and oral histories shared during a walking tour along the High Line.

 

BRIC Media

Borders We Carry walking tour | April 2018

A walking tour exploring the borders people carry in physical and psychic spaces and how those borders translate into urban spaces. This tour was part of the BRIC Open Festival that included an exhibition Bordering The Imaginary that investigated the diasporic works of artists that are from Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

 

New York City Public Design Commission

Epicenter walking tour | February 2018

A walking tour that illustrates the present yet hidden histories of Black people in New York City’s public spaces dating back to the making of New Amsterdam in the 17th century. This was the first walking tour in the history of New York City that took place at City Hall and focused on Black New Yorkers.

 

No Longer Empty

Truth = Process walking tour + painting | February – March 2018

A walking tour that pairs with a text-based painting in a group exhibition that investigates the creation of truth.

 

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

River To River Festival | June – October 2017

Public art kiosks displayed on both Governeur Lane and Water Street highlighting both history and characters of the Other Side of Wall Street graphic novel project, completed in collaboration with artist William Ellis.

 

No Longer Empty

Black Solidarity | December 2016

Mixed media text-based painting (36” x 24”) honoring the late artist activist Tom Lloyd. In the collection of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies.    

 

EXHIBITIONS 

Old Stone House in Brooklyn (Brooklyn, New York)

Reimagining Monuments | group exhibition | March 14th – June 15th 2019

public square | photography, wood, and vinyl

 

Black Gotham Experience (New York, New York)

black inside | solo exhibition | May 10th – August 31st 2018

photography, installation, text-based paintings, and mixed media

 

Nathan Cummings Foundation (New York, New York)

Hold These Truths | group exhibition | November 13th 2017 – March 14th 2018

black acrylic, chalkboard paint, book pages, and spray paint on wood

 

Black Gotham Experience (New York, New York)

#INSIDEBLACKGOTHAM PT. II | solo exhibition | June 10th – August 10th 2017

mixed media on canvas and wood boards

 

No Longer Empty (New York, New York)

Re(Mix) Re(Memory) | group exhibition |  December 3rd – December 18th 2016

black acrylic and spray paint on black canvas

 

Arsenal Gallery (New York, New York)

America: The Legacy of African American Public Service | group exhibition | January 20th – February 26th 2016

photographic vinyl panels

 

Civil Service Café (Brooklyn, New York)

#INSIDEBLACKGOTHAM PT. I  | solo exhibition | July 24th  – August 30th 2015

photographic vinyl panels

 

Sweet Lorraine Gallery (Brooklyn, New York)

Exposed | group exhibition | March 15th – March 30th 2014

double exposure photographs

 

Warehouse Gallery (Brooklyn, New York)

Bed Stuy Story | group exhibition | January 17th – February 1st 2014

Exhibition+Archive of Bed Stuy photographs

 

Panza Gallery (Millvale, Pennsylvania)

Big Love | group exhibition | December 2010 – January 2011

2 film-based photographic prints w/ light room post-production

 

Webster Hall (New York, New York)

Art of Fashion | Group exhibition | August 2009

6 digital photographic prints and 1 video art project

 

Brew House Gallery (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

What it is? | Group exhibition | May 2006

6 black and white film prints on Ilford resin paper

 

Urban Space (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Bridge City | Solo exhibition | January – March 2006

48 black and white film prints on Ilford fiber-based paper

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS  

The Public Theater | Democracy Festival | April 14th 2019

SXSW | Nerdy Thursdays at Capital Factory | March 7th and 14th 2019

New-York Historical Society | Nerdy Thursday | February 21st 2019

African American Museum of Philadelphia | November 2018

Brown University | November 2018

California Library Association Keynote | Santa Clara, CA | 2018

Yale University | October 2018

Lincoln’s Cottage | October 2018

Johns Hopkins University | October 2018

The New School | October 2018

Municipal Art Society Summit | October 2018

Weeksville Heritage Center | July 2018

Etsy Headquarters | July 2018

New Netherland Institute | June 2018

ThinkOlio at The Strand Bookstore | June 2018

American Folk Art Museum | May 2018

SXSW | Edu + Interactive | March 2018

BRIC Stoop Series | February 2018

Museum of the City of New York | February 2018

MetroPlus Health Plan Headquarters | February 2018

The Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture | 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival | January 2018

Forward Union | December 2017

Schomburg Center for African American Research Culture | Junior Scholars Program | November 2017

New York Universirty | Center of the Humanities | October 2017

Center for Architecture | nycoba NOMA + Architect Institute of American | October 2017

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Community Breakfast Keynote | September 2017

IdeasCity New York | September 2017

ThinkOlio at The Strand Bookstore | September 2017

Brooklyn Book Festival | September 2017

Creative Control Fest | September 2017

American Association for State and Local History Conference | September 2017

Blerd City Conference | July 2017

Borough of Manhattan Community College + Goldman Sachs | May 2017

Columbia University | History in Action Project Award | January 2017

Van Alen Institute | October 2016

Arsenal Gallery | February 2016