My work consists of recontexualizing family photos to reflect my understanding and relationship to those moments, as well as my relationships with the people found in those images. Photographs found in family albums serve as markers. They can serve as documentation confirming moments we remember fondly, or be tangible proof that something happened that we have no recollection of. I am interested in examining memory and how the entirety of our lived experiences affect our current perspectives. I hold to the idea that memory is not the recreation of an event, but instead the residue of an event: The remnants of who we were in all our memories exist in the adults that we are today, building upon the foundations handed to us by our parents and each lived experience. I am interested in communicating these concepts of our relationship with our past, our past selves, and our present, examining memory and how our individual pasts affect our current realities. My desire in my work is to unpack experiences, and the understanding of those experiences, and question previously held notions of our relationship with memory. 

2021    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting Concentration, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
2019    Associate in Fine Arts, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
group exhibitions

Disrupting the Matrix: Impressions, Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, Co-Curator with Nicole Thrower
Autumn Art Salon, Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, Co-Curators with Morgan Tran, Nicole Thrower
Into the Abstract, Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, Co-Curator with Nicole Thrower

The Little Prince: Seeing with the Heart, Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, NC
Of Heaven & Earth, Goodyear Arts, Charlotte, NC, Co-Curator with Amber Benton

Consilience, BFA Exhibition, Rowe Galleries, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Unlearning, South End Arts, Studio 229, Charlotte, NC
The Figure, Virtual Exhibition, The In Art Gallery
Chiaroscuro: A Dance Between Light & Dark, Virtual Exhibition, San Fernando Valley Art & Cultural Center
Expressions 2021 Virtual Exhibition, Marin Society of Artists
Novant Health Student Art Show, South Park Novant Health Clinic, Charlotte, NC
We Are Black History: Into the Void Virtual Exhibition, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
2021 Juried Student Art Show, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
The Heart, Virtual Exhibition, Curated by Art Therapy Institute of North Carolina

We Are Black History Juried Exhibition, Storrs Salon, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
RCCC Art & Design Alumni Invitational, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, NC

SPCC Showcase, Southern Piedmont Community College, Monroe, NC
49er Student Showcase, Popp Martin Student Union Gallery, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
VAE Raleigh Reclaiming My Time, National Humanities Center, Raleigh, NC
Impulse Student Art Show, Clearwater Artist Studios& Gallery, Concord, NC
My Views, Bridges Gallery, Salisbury, NC
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Autumn Exhibition, Railwalk Studios & Gallery, Salisbury, NC

public works + commissions
Inspire: Mural at Think Kingdom Church in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Participated in a collaboration with Julius Shumpert to design and complete two murals in the lobby of a local church. 
Macro-Micro: ARTR 3162- Outdoor mural on the Rowe Arts building bordering the Hechenbleikner Lake certified wildlife habitat on the campus of UNC Charlotte; Created, developed, and executed collaboratively in Mixed-Media class. Participated in all stages of the process
Founders Day Cake: ARTR 3162- Art installation commissioned by UNC Charlotte Chancellor Gaber's office; participated in collaboration creating surface design and painting of over-sized "cake" art installation that toured UNCC campus throughout 2021-22 school year
Chancellor Commission- Commissioned to create a commemorative artwork in honor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Chancellor Sharon Gaber’s official inauguration ceremony as well as the celebration of the University anniversary.
Donor's Commission- Commissioned by the Office of Donor Relations at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to create a painting for a donor of the university.