EXHIBITIONS

2017

WOMAN MADE GALLERY, CHICAGO, “WILD CUTS”

CITIZEN\SOLDIER, mixed-media installation

NAN RAE GALLERY, WOODBURY UNIVERSITY, “THE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGINARY”

CITIZEN\SOLDIER, mixed-media installation

2016

BLACK ARTISTS IN LOS ANGELES (BAILA)

Edited Issue No. 2 of BAILA Zine, THE CODE ISSUE

GEORGIA T. MCCLAY FRIENDSHIP CENTER GALLERY, PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

Created sound and visual installation for the production of FLY, a play about the Tuskegee Airmen.

LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, “SKIN”

Privilege Grid No. 1, Privilege Grid No. 3

ANN ARBOR ART CENTER, “REAL AMERICAN”

Colored Entrance

LOs Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, “S\ELECTION”

Untitled (from the “Memory Parade” series), March

2015

LA ARTCORE JAPAN-U.S. ARTISTS EXCHANGE SHOW

KITAKYUSHU MUNICIPAL MUSEUM OF ART – We Got The Little Tokyo Blues, Untitled (Bronzeville), Untitled (Intruder), Colored Entrance
ASHIYA MUNICIPAL GALLERY – Suburban Memory Boxes 1, 2 & 3
KYOTO INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION GALLERY – We Got The Little Tokyo Blues, Untitled (Bronzeville), Colored Entrance

CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM, “Hard-Edged: Geometrical Abstraction and Beyond,” Los Angeles

Brown People, Glass House, mixed media glass

LA ARTCORE, solo show, Los Angeles

Memory Parade, acrylic-mounted ink-jet photographs and mixed media sound and video installation

2014

GEORGIA T. MCCLAY FRIENDSHIP CENTER GALLERY, PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

Co-curator (with Peter J. Harris) for community outreach installation accompanying the production of KISS ME, KATE. The installation included a selective timeline and original artwork and artifacts of Black theater in the United States from 1821 to 1971.

GEORGIA T. MCCLAY FRIENDSHIP CENTER GALLERY, PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

Created community outreach installation for the Playhouse production of STOP KISS. The gallery was transformed into a “Park of the Mind” to enrich the viewer’s experience of the play and highlight the universality of first love and a first kiss. Audience members were invited to stroll through the park and share their memories of their favorite first kiss, and engage in a post-show dialogue about the play’s themes with the Director and/or Community Organizer.

2013

PROJECT BRONZEVILLE

A multidisciplinary collaboration inspired by a brief WWII-era period in Los Angeles history in the early 1940s, when the section of the city known as Little Tokyo became known as Bronzeville after the forced evacuation and internment of Japanese citizens, and the subsequent influx of African Americans fleeing the Jim Crow southern states and seeking opportunity. Events included a show of my work at LA Artcore; a limited run of the play BRONZEVILLE written by Aaron Woolfolk and Tim Toyama by The Robey Theatre Company at LATC; a symposium featuring scholars Dr. Hillary Jenks, Dr. Christopher Jimenez y West, Dr. Anthony Macias; and a jazz concert at the blue whale jazz club in Little Tokyo featuring the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble, with special compositions by Atwood-Ferguson for his 17-piece ensemble.

2012

BARNSDALL GALLERY THEATRE & ART FROM THE ASHES, “Wellness Works,” Los Angeles

Dead Shop Scroll, chalk on paper, wood, metal, paper, nails, plastic tubing

ORANGE COUNTY FAIR & THE MUSEUM OF NEON ART, “Home Sweet Home,” Santa Ana

Brown People, Glass House, mixed media glass

2011

ROYAL T GALLERY AND ART FROM THE ASHES, “Artists Unite for Japan,” Los Angeles

Ghost Element, mixed media

JRB ART AT THE ELMS, “Cutting Edge Glass,” Oklahoma City

Brown People, Glass House, mixed media glass

ART CUBE STUDIOS, CHICAGO STREET GALLERY, “FW: Mailin’ It In”

Wish You Were Here, acrylic photo collage on paper
Rien n’est perdu, acrylic photo collage on paper
Souhait tu étais ici, acrylic photo collage on paper

NICOLE VILLENEUVE GALLERY, Chicago, “Mailin’ It In”

Wish You Were Here, acrylic photo collage on paper
Rien n’est perdu, acrylic photo collage on paper
Souhait tu étais ici, acrylic photo collage on paper

2010

AUSTIN DETAILS ART + PHOTO, “The Neon Show”

Kind of Blue, neon sculpture

LOUISVILLE VISUAL ART ASSOCIATION, “Ne 10: Louisville”

Bronzeville III, neon, glass and wood sculpture

2005-2009

LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY (2009)

Mate Masie: I Have Heard It and Kept It, mixed media sculpture

LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, (2007)

Kind of Blue, neon sculpture

MUSEUM OF NEON ART (2006)

Bronzeville, neon sculpture
Kind of Blue, neon sculpture

GRAPHIC DESIGN

THE WORLD STAGE – Redesign of general brochure for gallery and performance space in Leimert Park (2014)

THE ROBEY THEATRE COMPANY – key art for theatrical production

PAUL ROBESON THEATRE FESTIVAL (2014)
KNOCK ME A KISS (2014)
BRONZEVILLE (2013)
CAMP LOGAN (2012)
ANNA LUCASTA (2012)
PITY THE PROUD ONES (2011)

13 FAMILIES – Key art and collateral for documentary film (2012-2013)

CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM (CAAM)

THE AFRICAN PRESENCE IN MEXICO – exhibition graphics) (2007)
MLK in CALIFORNIA – outdoor banner (2007)
BLACK CHROME – original icon image design and exhibition graphics (2008)
A DREAM REALIZED – exhibition graphics (2008)
ALLENSWORTH: 100 Years of the California Dream – exhibition graphics (2008)
HISTORIC BLACK CHURCHES OF LOS ANGELES – exhibition graphics and tour booklet (2012)

iWORKS – Hospitality Lighting Design Trade Show Presentation (multimedia) (2007)

ARTS CONSULTING

GUGGENHEIM PARTNERS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC (2013 – present)

Assist financial services company with developing their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program in Los Angeles by serving as a liaison to local nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.

THE WORLD STAGE (2012 – present)

Provided assistance with grant applications, fundraising and strategic planning

THE ROBEY THEATRE COMPANY (2015 – present)

Member of Advisory Board; provide assistance with fundraising and strategic planning

EDUCATION

Pilchuck Glass School, Second Session, Summer 2010, Neon Class with Jeremy Bert
Art Center College of Design, Art Center at Night; classes in industrial, graphic design, 2005 – 07
UCLA Extension Design Communication Arts Program 2003 – 2005
The Grantsmanship Training Program – Grant Proposal Workshop, 2003
MFA, California Institute of the Arts; Writing Program, School of Critical Studies
BS in Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

AWARDS & ACTIVITIES

Member, Board of Directors, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), 2011 to present, currently serving as Chair
CRA\LA Pre-Qualified Public Art Consultant, 2009-2012
Member, Board of Trustees, Museum of Neon Art, 2006-2012
Presented Black History Month slide lecture on Bronzeville to the Wilfandel Club, February 2007
Member, MetroArt Advisory Group/Exposition Light Rail Project 2006-2007
Member, LACE Annual Benefit Auction Steering Committee, 2007
Member, Metro Art Expo Line Downtown/USC Segment Artist Selection Panel, 2007
Docent, Los Angeles Conservancy, “Downtown’s Evolving Skyline,” 2004-2005
Durfee Fellow, 1997, with choreographer