I am a mixed-media collage painter born in Monroe, LA, where I live and work.
My work is geared toward the black experience, giving agency to people from this community through powerful images deconstructing, sampling, and remixing identity, civil rights, and contemporary black culture. I received a BFA from Memphis College of Art, 2000 and an MFA from the University of Mississippi, 2008.
I have been in residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Hermitage Artist Retreat, Mass MoCA, Joan Mitchell Center, Skowhegan School of Art, and Masur Museum of Art. To date, I have accumulated an impressive list of achievements, some of which include: participating in exhibits at universities, museums, and private galleries across the country including The McKenna Museum of African American Art, Stephen F. Austin University, Miami University, Oxford, OH ; painted murals for the National Civil Rights Museum’s NBA Pioneers exhibit, Indianola City Pool in Indianola, MS, Union Parish Elementary School in Farmerville, LA; and being commissioned to do public art by the Memphis Urban Art Commission. I have received numerous grants including the Joan Mitchell MFA Award.
As of 2020, I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Louisiana Tech University.