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Exhibit: Set on Freedom

Queens Museum, Queens, NY, July 9 - July 29, 2017

Curated by Participating Artists:

Lee Bullitt
Tiffany Joy Butler
Jes Fan
Ayasha Guerin
Sue Jeong Ka

One year following the inaugural Set on Freedom retreat, the works presented in this exhibition and accompanying program series, Set on Freedom, were created during the artists’ work to foster an inclusionary and mutually-supportive artistic community. Acting as self-disciplined cultural organizers during this process, the exhibiting artists have explored their own representations of race, gender, sexuality, and love, de-centering whiteness and imagining radical systems of progress to uplift themselves as queer artists of color.

Museum Debut of Abandoned Margins Exhibit

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, January 27 - March 31, 2017

Curated by Janice Bond

Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body - Representations of black women in US popular culture and public discourse frequently depict them stereotypically as overweight and asexual (or hypersexualized) and in need of less protection, but more policing for moral failures. The black female body then becomes an object in the faces of power, brutality, and fetishism– detached from the name and genuine identity it belongs to.

“Abandoned Margins” seeks to both lay bare this inequitable and sectarian lens, as well as create an empowering visual language that challenges the supremacist systems under which black female bodies are marginalized and lack agency.

UPDATE: This show was originally in Chicago, extended due to popular interest, and now makes it's debut into the museum circuit this Winter/Spring 2017.

UPDATE: Show extended at UICA until May 14 2017!

Exhibit: I, Be.

Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago, IL, September 3 - October 24, 2016

Curated by Janice Bond

More info coming soon!


Black Artists Retreat

Listening House, Chicago, IL, August 19-20, 2016

Invited to participate in the 2016 installation of the Black Artists Retreat, founded by Theaster Gates & Eliza Myrie and advised by Carrie Mae Weems & Sarah Workneh.

"The Black Artists Retreat [B.A.R.] is an annual convening of black visual artists held in Chicago, IL. As an artist led initiative the Retreat is guided by the tenets of fellowship, rejuvenation, and intellectual rigor and strives to create time and space for an intergenerational community of black visual artists to engage outside of the institutional environment."


Set On Freedom: Artist Retreat

Queens Museum, Queens, NY, July 2-3, 2016 

Accepted into the program as an Artist Participant.

"The retreat is organized by the Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program, which draws on the Queens  Museum's resources, staff expertise, and networks..." Read more here!


Exhibit: If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There?

Artworks Trenton, Trenton, NJ, April 9 - May 7, 2016

Curated by Allison McDaiel

If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There? is a photography and video-based exhibit charting journeys into temporality, flux, and Afrofuturism as explored by self-identified women of Black/African descent.

Work from my series Transparent Music were on display.


Exhibit: Abandoned Margins

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, January 22 - February 25, 2016

Curated by Janice Bond

Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body - Representations of black women in US popular culture and public discourse frequently depict them stereotypically as overweight and asexual, or hypersexualized and in need of less protection but more policing for moral failures. The black female body then becomes an object in the faces of power, brutality, and fetishism– detached from the name and genuine identity it belongs to.

“Abandoned Margins” seeks to both lay bare this inequitable and sectarian lens, as well as create an empowering visual language that challenges the supremacist systems under which black female bodies are marginalized and lack agency.

UPDATE: Works sold.


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