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ON VIEW: January 23rd - February 20th, 2020

Sonnenschein Gallery

Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest College

700 E Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Gallery Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 2-5 pm |

Sat-Sun 1-5 pm


I am happy to announce that my latest video piece Freedom has Never Tasted so Good will be exhibited in Lake Forest, Illinois this month and next month as a part of the video art exhibition States of Democracy!


Description: Crucial to the success of democracy stand the challenges of equal representation, justice and human rights. Progress towards these goals can be fragile and recent election cycles have created salient evidence that deep regressions in democratic systems are warnings we must take seriously.


Fluctuating success in securing long-standing progress imply that democracy is not simply practiced at the ballot box it is also a system needing regular maintenance, improvement and persistent engagement. Driven to explore the states of democracy, poignant artworks are effective vehicles through which we encourage discourse and provide rare opportunities to critique and examine its intricacies.


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ON VIEW: November 1st - November 23rd

Woman Made Gallery

2150 S. Canalport 4th FL, Chicago, IL 60608

Gallery Hours: Th-Fri 12-6 pm | Sat-Sun 12-4 pm



I am happy to announce that my latest video piece Freedom has Never Tasted so Good will be exhibited in Chicago this November as a part of Truth as a Contested Concept!


Exhibition Description: "Truth is most often used to mean being in accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or standard. Truth is also sometimes defined in modern contexts as an idea of "truth to self", or authenticity. There are varying stances on such questions as what constitutes truth: what things are truthbearers capable of being true or false; how to define, identify, and distinguish truth; what roles do faith and empirical knowledge play; and whether truth can be subjective or if it is objective (in other words, relative truth versus absolute truth)." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth


We used to think of “truth” as being absolute. That our choices were binary. But today “truth” is a contested concept. [how so?] One of the many questions that come up is whether truth is subject to human interpretation. Does truth change according to circumstances so that what is true for a particular time is not true at a different time? Does this mean that truth for one person may not necessarily be the same for everyone? If this is the case then can anyone really know “the truth”? The juror is interested in creating a dialog around what we consider truth to be. Do we feel that truth is important? Does the constant wearing away of our belief in truth jeopardize our well being?


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ON VIEW: August 2nd - August 29th

Touchstone Gallery

901 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001

Hours: Wed - Fri 11 - 6, Sat - Sun 12 - 5


JURORS - Rachel Adams, Chief Curator and Director of Programs, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE) - Taylor Bythewood-Porter, Assistant History Curator, California African American Museum (CAAM) - Jen Mergel, Independent Curator; Vice President, Programs, Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC); Founding Director, Curatorial Network Accelerator of Boston - Jennifer M. Williams, Public Programs Manager, New Orleans Museum of Art

I am happy to announce that my latest video piece Freedom has Never Tasted so Good will be exhibited at a National Juried Show in Washington, DC this August! In this show artists explore, ask, and answer "What is America today?". The show will take place at Touchstone Gallery which is centrally located in Washington, DC between the White House and the United States Capitol!


Every piece I create is so dear my heart because of the issues they discuss and it means so much to have this video exhibited so close to the White House! Having recently graduated from Arizona State University this past May, I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my work on a national level for the first time ever! 


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