CURRICULUM VITAE

BORN

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

EDUCATION

1996-99         New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

1993               M.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1991               B.F.A., Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada

 

AWARDS

2016              Artist-in-Residence, Red Bird Gallery, New York, NY

2015              Received Letter of Commendation from Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

2015              Honored at the White House for Contributions to Contemporary Art for Social Justice

2004              Lily Auchincloss Foundation: NYFA Chosen Fellow in Painting

2004              New York Foundation for the Arts: Fellowship in Painting

1991              Alberta College of Art Board of Governors Award

1988-90        Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship

1989              Henry Clinton Memorial Scholarship for Achievement in Visual Arts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2001-2011    Adjunct Professor, Drawing and Painting: Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1999-2006    Adjunct Professor, Drawing and Design: The City College of The City University of New York, New York, NY

2006              Guest Lecturer, The Art Students’ League, New York, NY

2004              Lecturer, Master’s Study Tour, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

2000              Guest Lecturer, St. John’s University, Queens, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016              Work in Progress, Red Bird Gallery, New York, NY

2014              Love Strength and Soul, Yeelen Gallery, Miami, FL

2014              Her Story, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2014              Survey 2009-2014, National Arts Club, New York, NY

2013              This Story Has Not Yet Been Told…, The Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum, The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

2012              Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

2011              Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

2011              VOLTA NY, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

2009              Brooklyn Walls: hopechangedreams, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2008              Women in White / Bushwick Walls, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

2006              Urban Portraits + Brooklyn Mythology, Axis Art, Calgary, Canada

2005              Urban Portraits + Brooklyn Mythology, Delgado-Tomei Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2003 New Urban Portraits + Bricks, Locks, & Obstacles, Kanvas Gallery, NY, NY

2002              Recent Work, Northsix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2001              Urban Portraits, The Cutting Room, New York, NY

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016              Goddess, with Barron Claiborne, Gallery Josephine, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

2015              Begin Transmission, with Chris Marshall, Beelectric Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2014              Recent Work, with Jerome Lagarrigue, White Room, Liquid Art System, Capri, Italy

2009              Love, Strength, & Soul, with TheKidBelo, Show & Tell Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2007              Brooklyn Mythology: The First Nations Cycle, with TheKidBelo, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016              The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today Exhibition, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2015              Scope Art Fair 2015, Miami, Mika Gallery, Miami, FL

2015              ACT/ART EXHIBITION, East Wing of the White House, Washington, DC

2015              Sublime: Harlem, 345 Gallery, New York, NY

2015              Urban Development, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, New York, NY

2015              Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016 Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

2015              Implicit Bias, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC

2015              Power, Protest, & Resistance: The Art of Revolution, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2015              Trophy Art, Azart Gallery, New York, NY

2015              Spring Preview, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

2015              Light of the Ancestors, Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2015              The Artists Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century, Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, FL

2015              CONTEXT Art Fair, White Room, Liquid Art System, New York, NY

2014              Scope Art Fair, Miami Beach 2014, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, Miami, FL

2014              Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Liquid Art System, Istanbul, Turkey

2014              CONTEXT Art Fair, Miami Beach 2014, White Room, Liquid Art System, Miami, FL

2014              Identity, Snap! Orlando, Orlando, FL

2014              Behind Narrative, One Art Space, New York, NY

2014              For the Time Being, Koki Arts, Tokyo, Japan

2014              Fixation, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

2014              MIA in MIA, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

2013              Round Zero, The Art Director’s Club, New York, NY

2013              Body Politic, The National Arts Club, New York, NY

2013              From Motion to Stillness, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

2012              Scope Miami 2012, Evan Lurie Gallery, Miami, FL

2012              Toronto International Art Fair, Lyons Wier Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2012              The Box That Rocks, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2011              Pulse International Art Fair, Lyons Wier Gallery, Miami, Fl

2011              BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2011              Here and Now, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

2010              Pulse International Art Fair, Lyons Wier Gallery, Miami, FL

2010              BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2010              The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2009              BP  Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2008              BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2007              Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

2007              Fall Preview, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

2006              BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2005              BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2005              Figuratively Speaking: Seven Painters, Delgado-Tomei Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2005              BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2004              BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland

2004              Commissioned / Non-Commissioned, Chung-Cheng Gallery, St. John’s University, Queens, New York

2004              BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2003              After Matisse / Picasso, P.S.1/MoMA, Queens, NY

2002              The Sound of Art, The Puck Building, New York, NY

2002              Fresh 2002, Artspace Gallery, Calgary, Canada

2002              BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2001              Face Value: Portraits for the New Century, The Chrysler Building, New York, NY

2001              BP Portrait Awards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

1999              Volte Face: Portraits, 450 Gallery, New York, NY

1999              Portrait and Figurative Exhibition, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

1996              10th Anniversary Exhibition, James McMullan Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

1992              Endangered, Art Directors’ Club, New York, NY

1991              After Hours, William Mackenzie Center Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

ARTWORK APPEARING IN FILM

2015              “Urge”, Central Park Films

2014              “HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT”, Martini Films

2007              “The Hottest State”, Barracuda Films

2005              “Prime,” Stratus Films/ Universal

2004              “Jersey Girl,” Miramax

2003              “The School of Rock,” Paramount Pictures

2003              “Just Another Story”, Roxbury Pictures

2003              “Pieces of April,” InDiGent Films

2002              “Unfaithful,” 20th Century Fox

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Uma Thurman, actress

Anabella Sciorra, actress

Bryan Greenberg, actor

Vanessa Marcil, actress

Hill Harper, actor

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, musician (“The Roots”)

Ben Younger, screenwriter/director

John Mellencamp, musician

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA

Howard Tullman Collection, Flashpoint Academy, Chicago, IL, USA

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta, Canada

Toronto Congress Center, Toronto, Canada

The Hotel Arts, Calgary, Canada

Standard Chartered Bank, London, England