Biography:
Born in Philadelphia, PA

Education:
East Carolina University in Greenville, NC majored in Communication and minored in Art.

Statement:
I have eclectic taste. That’s why I’m so fascinated by the use of mixed media. I like mixed media because of the outcome of combining several elements, creating various textures and color to evoke a thought and mood in the stories I tell. It’s like a pizza with everything on it. Once you take that first bite, you’re inundated with flavor. And that’s what I strive for in my work.

I work in assemblage, collage, drawing and works on paper. I use lots of found objects, drawings, print outs, text usage, graphite, color pencil, gouache, acrylic, pastel, etc. My pieces deal with life itself, i.e., the people we are, what we create, our capabilities and the issues with which we deal. My premise is to lure the viewer in. Once they’re in, they will be placed in a position to reflect on and question their ethics, be it disquieting or placid.

2018
Solo
Exhibitions:

Student Center Gallery, January/February,
Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
Hyde Art Gallery, January/February, Grossmont College,
El Cajon, CA

Galleria, February, Delta College, University Center, MI
SCC Gallery, September/November, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA

2017
Solo Exhibitions:

Apex Gallery, January/February, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD
Library Art Gallery, January/February, South Texas College, McAllen, TX
Visual Arts Gallery, "A Thousand Words," February/April, SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury, NY
Rusteberg Art Gallery, University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
, Brownsville, TX

Payne Gallery, "Navigating Through Society: Our Narratives," Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

Group Exhibitions:

Sears Museum Art Gallery, "Mapping," Fall, Dixie State University, Saint George, UT

Lectures/Speaking Engagements:
Artist Talk at the Apex Gallery, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD
Artist Talk at the
Library Art Gallery, South Texas College, McAllen, TX
Artist Talk at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, TX
Artist Talk at Moravian College , Bethlehem, PA

Workshops:
Apex Gallery, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD


Film/Television:
ABC, “Grey's Anatomy,” Set Decorator: Nicole Cramer


2016
Solo Exhibitions:

The Great River Gallery, November/December, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, MN
Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, "LifeLine" August/October, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD
Robert Graves Gallery, March/April, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA

Science Hall Art Gallery, February/March, Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA
Miller Gallery, February/March, Alvernia University, Reading, PA


Group Exhibitions:
The Gallery, "Winter Show Annual Survey," December/January, GreenHill Center for NC Arts, Greensboro, NC
The Gallery at Lakeland, "Dreams and Visions: Surrealism and Fantasy Art," September/November, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH
Mary Davis Holt Gallery, February/March, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., "Postcards From the Edge," Visual AIDS Benefit, January, New York, NY

Two-Person Exhibitions:

Cannon Gallery of Art, "STORY TIME: Contemporary Urban Narratives" Western Oregon University, January/February, Monmouth, OR

Lectures/Speaking Engagements/Workshops:
Artist Talk at the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD

Artist Talk at The Great River Gallery, Anoka-Ramsey Community, Coon Rapids, MN
Artist Talk at the Robert Graves Gallery, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA

Artist Talk at the Science Hall Art Gallery, Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA
Artist Talk at the Cannon Gallery of Art, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

2015

Solo Exhibitions:

A.D. Gallery, The Karma Islands," October/November, UNC Pembroke, Pembroke, NC
Farnham Galleries, October/November, Simpson College
, Indianola, IA
Hardee Center for the Arts, October, North Florida Community College, Madison, FL
Joesph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, August/September, North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, MN
Constance Art Gallery, August/September, Graceland University
, Lamoni, IA
Eppink Art Gallery, June/July, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
First Peacock & Trust Gallery, February,
Dakota State University, Madison, SD
Peacock Gallery, January/February, Middle Georgia State College, "A Thousand Words,"
Cochran, GA
Lucretia C. Begley Gallery, January/February, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY
Peru State College Art Gallery, January/February, Peru State College, Peru, NE

Group Exhibitions:
Platt/Borstein Galleries, "FAC Selects," July/September, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA
Santa Monica Museum of Art, "Incognito," May, Santa Monica, CA

Wedeman Gallery, February, Lasell College,"PAPER/CUT," Newton, MA
The Gabba Gallery, January/February, "Kool Layered," Los Angeles, CA

Luhring Augustine Gallery"Postcards From the Edge," Visual AIDS Benefit, January, New York, NY

Lectures/Speaking Engagements:
Artist Talk at the A.D. Gallery, UNC Pembroke, Pembroke, NC
Artist Talk at the Farnham Galleries, Simpson College, Indianola, IA

Film/Television:
Showtime, “The Affair,” Set Decorator: Jennifer Alex Nickason

Pilot, “Better Days,” Set Decorator: Susan Eschelbach

2014
Solo Exhibitions:

PAC Gallery, Illinois Central College, "A Thousand Words," November/January, East Peoria, IL
Russell Fine Arts Gallery, "Slices of Life," Henderson State University, October/November, Arkadelphia, AR
Thornhill Gallery, "Inner Minds / Outer Limits," Avila University, September/October, Kansas City, MO
Snow College Art Gallery, "Slices of Life,"
Snow College, October/November, Ephraim, UT
Brownson Gallery, “Painting on Postcards," Manhattanville College, August/September, Purchase, NY
Linder Gallery, "Inner Minds / Outer Limits," Keystone College, March/April, La Plume, PA
Christine Price Gallery, “A Thousand Words," Castleton State College, March/April, Castleton, VT

Group Exhibitions:

The Good Luck Gallery, "Group Hug," November/December, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Ross Beitzel Art Gallery, September/October, Rowan College at Gloucester County, Sewell, NJ
Santa Monica Museum of Art, "Incognito," March, Santa Monica, CA
Bash Contemporary, "Black and White in Color," January/February, San Francisco, CA
Jean B. King Gallery of Art, "Works on Paper," December/February, The College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID

Lectures/Speaking Engagements/Workshops:
Artist Talk/Workshop at the Snow College Art Gallery, Snow College, Ephraim, UT
Artist Talk at the Linder Gallery, Keystone College, La Plume, PA

Film/Television:
Showtime, “The Affair,” Set Decorator: Jennifer Alex Nickason
Feature Film, “Danny Collins”

2013

Solo Exhibitions:

Bluefield College Art Gallery, Bluefield College, A Thousand Words," December/February, Bluefield, VA
Pool Art Gallery, Drury University, “A Thousand Words,”
November/December, Springfield, MO
Shafer Memorial Gallery, Barton Community College, “EYE-DENTITIES,” September, Great Bend, KS
Edith C. Lumpkin Community Gallery, Louisburg College, “A Thousand Words,” August/September, Louisburg, NC
Yost Art Galley, Highland Community College, “A Thousand Words,” August, Highland, KS
Anna Lamar Switzer Center, Pensacola State College, “A Thousand Words,”
May/July, Pensacola, FL
President’s Gallery, Northern State University, “A Thousand Words,” February/March, Aberdeen, SD
Doris Ulmann Galleries - Upper Traylor Gallery, Berea College, “A Thousand Words,” February/April, Berea, KY

Group Exhibitions:
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, "Some Assembly Required: Collage and Assemblage," October/November, Cedar Rapids, IA
Sharon Arts Center, "(con)TEXT", September/October, Peterborough, NH
Santa Monica Museum of Art, "INCOGNITO," May, Santa Monica, CA
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., "Postcards From the Edge," Visual AIDS Benefit, January, New York, NY

Lectures/Speaking Engagements:
Artist Talk at the Pool Art Gallery, Drury University, Springfield, MO

Artist Talk at the Edith C. Lumpkin Community Gallery, Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC

Film/Television:
Showtime Pilot, “The Affair” Set Decorator: Jennifer Alex Nickason
WB, “Two And A Half Men” - Set Decorator: Ann Shea
ABC, "Last Man Standing" - Set Decorator: Mark Johnson


2012

Solo Exhibitions:

Bede Art Gallery, Mount Marty College, "A Thousand Words," October/November, Yankton, SD

Group Exhibitions:
Santa Monica Museum of Art, "INCOGNITO," March, Santa Monica, CA
Cheim & Read Gallery, "Postcards From the Edge," Visual AIDS Benefit, January, New York, NY

Film/Television:
CBS - "Criminal Minds" - Set Decorator: Annie O'Sullivan

Universal Network TV - "House M.D." - Set Decorator: Amy Wells

2011

Solo Exhibitions:

Central Gallery, UMASS-Amherst, "The Karma Islands," March/April, Amherst, MA
Laura A. Sprague Gallery, Joliet Junior College
, "Slices of Life," February/March, Joliet, IL
Tom Knight Gallery, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Humboldt Arts Council, January/March, Eureka, CA


Group Exhibitions:
CRG Gallery, "Postcards From the Edge," Visual AIDS Benefit, January, New York, NY

Film/Television:
Warner Bros. - "The Big Bang Theory" - Set Decorator:
Ann Shea
Warner Bros. - "Two And A Half Men" - Set Decorator: Ann Shea

2010

Solo Exhibitions:

McHenry County College, October/December, Crystal Lake, IL
O'Brien Art Gallery, Roane State Community College, August/September, Harriman, TN


Group Exhibitions:

Marygrove College, ”Spirit of Place, I: Myth and Narrative,” September/October, Detroit, MI
The Craft and Folk Art Museum, Traveling Exhibition, “Some Assembly Required: Race, Gender and Globalization,” May/October, Los Angeles, CA
Durham Art Guild, “Everyday Life, Objects, Culture, and Dysfunction,” May/June, Durham, NC
Santa Monica Museum of Art, "INCOGNITO," May, Santa Monica, CA
ZieherSmith Gallery, "Postcards From the Edge," Visual AIDS Benefit, January, New York, NY

Events:
GAP Product (RED)
In Stores April/May, 2010
Selected as one of the Artist to design 3 shirts for the GAP Product (RED)
Limited Artist Edition

Film/Television:

NBC, "Parks & Recreation" - Set Decorator:
Julie Bolder

2009

Group Exhibitions:

Santa Monica Museum of Art, "INCOGNITO," May, Santa Monica, CA
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California Santa Cruz, "Some Assembly Required: Race, Gender and Globalization," February/April, Santa Cruz, CA
Metro Pictures, "Postcards From the Edge," Visual AIDS Benefit, January, New York, NY


Events:
Hollywood HEART Benefit, Auction, October, North Hollywood, CA

2008

Solo Exhibitions:

Antelope Valley College Art Gallery, "Slices of Life 2," February/March, Lancaster, CA

Group Exhibitions:
Hooks-Epstein Galleries, "THE ART OF POLITICS," October/November, Houston, TX
Iona College, "Combustion: Art That Ignites," Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery, September/October, New Rochelle, NY
Santa Monica Museum of Art, "INCOGNITO," May, Santa Monica, CA
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, "Art for Sale," April, Fort Wayne, IN
M.J. Higgins Gallery, "Salon Show–40 Artists," February, Los Angeles, CA

Awards/Competitions:
Short-listed finalist for a Public Per-Cent Art project for the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Fire Station No. 94 expansion project
Juror -
Long Beach Arts "Works on Paper Exhibition," Long Beach, CA

Lectures/Speaking Engagements:
Antelope Valley College Art Gallery, Lancaster, CA

Film/Television:

NBC - "Five Year Plan"


2007
Solo Exhibitions:

Bloomingdale's - Beverly Center, "ArtRageous!," September, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions:

James Cohan Gallery, "Postcards From the Edge," Visual AIDS Benefit, December, New York, NY
Gallery 825, "Aurora," November/December, Los Angeles, CA
The Celebrity Vault, Art Auction, October, Beverly Hills, CA
Cheryl Hazan Gallery, "The Writing's On The Wall," September/October, New York, NY
Hooks-Epstein Galleries, "31: Thirty-one Artist. Thirty-one works.", July/August, Houston, TX

Awards/Competitions:
Participant - Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences “Works of Art on Paper,” Loveladies, NJ, Juried by Starr Figura, Assistant Curator, Dept. of Prints and Illustrated Books, MoMA, NY

Participant - Long Beach Arts "Works on Paper Exhibition," Long Beach, CA, Juried by Alma Ruiz, MoCA, Los Angeles

Lectures/Speaking Engagements:
Invited as a guest speaker at John W. Mack Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
Invited as a guest speaker at Budlong Avenue Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA

Film/Television:
ABC family, Balance Productions, "Lincoln Heights" - Set Decorator:
Daryn Reid-Goodall
TBS, Very Funny Productions, Inc., "The Bill Engvall Show" - Set Decorator: Kelley Pearce
CBS - Paramount "C.S.I. NY"

2006
Solo Exhibitions:

Hooks-Epstein Galleries, "Slices of Life", July/August, Houston, TX

Group Exhibitions:
Applegate Gallery, "Holiday Show", December/January, Santa Monica, CA
Art Murmur Gallery, "Code Blue," October/November, Los Angeles, CA
Koelsch Gallery, "CON(TEXT)," June/July, Houston, TX
Art Murmur Gallery, "Metroscapes," June/August, Los Angeles, CA
VIVA Gallery, “Collage Artist of America,” March, Sherman Oaks, CA
M.J. Higgins Gallery, "Black is Beautiful," January/March, Los Angeles, CA

Awards/Competitions:
Participant - "Collage Artists of America" Group Show Exhibition, Juried by George Herms

Lectures/Speaking Engagements:
Invited as a guest speaker at Budlong Avenue Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA

Film/Television:

Paramount - "Medium" - Set Decorator: Diane O'Connell
CBS - "Shark" - Set Decorator: Rusty Lipscomb
CBS - Paramount "C.S.I. Las Vegas"
Touchstone TV - "Flirt"
Warner Bros.- "ER" - Set Decorator: Tim Colohan
Warner Bros. - "Two And A Half Men" - Set Decorator: Ann Shea

Warner Bros. - "All of Us"
Warner Bros. - "Without A Trace"
CBS
- "Company Town"

2005
Group Exhibitions:

The Hive Gallery, October/November, Los Angeles, CA
Cannibal Flower, September, Los Angeles, CA
Community Redevelopment Agency, Separate Visions 2, September/November, North Hollywood, CA
Art Murmur Gallery, iPop Exhibition, September/November, Los Angeles, CA
Cannibal Flower, July, Los Angeles, CA
Red Bull Ascension Invitational Group Show – Sponsored by GenArt, May, Hollywood, CA
Tracy Park Gallery, February/March, Santa Monica, CA
New Jersey Center For Visual Arts International Juried Show, February/April, Summit, NJ
Cannibal Flower, February, Los Angeles, CA
Znon Gallery, Alternative Space, Tsunami Relief Fund Exhibition, January, City Of Industry, CA

Awards/Competitions:
Merit Award - New Jersey Center For Visual Arts International Juried Group Show Gallery Exhibition
Award of Excellence & Director’s Recognition - Upstream People Gallery, Collage & Mixed Media International Juried Online Exhibition
Exhibition Finalist - "Art Kudos" International Juried Art Competition Online Exhibition

Lectures/Speaking Engagements:
Invited as a guest speaker at Budlong Avenue Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA


Film/Television:
Universal - "Monk" - Set Decorator: Suzette Sheets
WB - "Twins"
FOX - "Stacked" - Set Decorator: Mark Johnson
FOX - "Kitchen Confidential" - Set Decorator: Leslie Frankenheimer
Happy Landing Productions - "Stick It" - Feature Film
- Set Decorator: Brana Rosenfeld
Showtime - "The L Word" - Season 3
- Set Decorator: Linda Vipond
HBO - Six Feet Under: Season 5: Episode 59: "Singing For Our Lives" - Set Decorator: Rusty Lipscomb
Liquid Filmworks - "Gillery's Little Secret" - Movie Short

2004
Group Exhibitions:

Cannibal Flower Art Show & Performance Space – “One-Year
Anniversary Group Show,” March, Los Angeles, CA

Cannibal Flower, April, Los Angeles, CA
Cannibal Flower, May, Los Angeles, CA
Cannibal Flower, June, Los Angeles, CA
Cannibal Flower, July, Los Angeles, CA
Cannibal Flower, October, Los Angeles, CA

Cannibal Flower, November, Los Angeles, CA

Cannibal Flower, December, Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibitions:
Insomnia Gallery Cafe, June, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 478, "Time is the Monster..." July/August, San Pedro, CA, Curated by Ray Carofano and Ron Linden

Corporate/Private Collections:
Tia Jones - Raleigh, NC
Alan Mozes - New York, NY
Valerie Mcleod - Santa Monica Museum of Art
Dakota State University - Madison, SD
John R. Burr - Santa Monica Museum of Art
Louisburg College - Louisburg, NC
Pensacola State College - Pensacola, FL
Joy Simmons - Los Angeles, CA
Bill Hodges, Bill Hodges Gallery - New York, NY
Sian Gowan - San Francisco, CA
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art - Cedar Rapids, IA
Stephanie Fischer Carroll - Santa Monica, CA
Chico Goddess Temple - Chico, CA
Kevin Anderson & Kathleen Kim - Marina del Rey, CA
Aimee Yee - Toronto, Ontario CANADA
Maury & Crystal Smith - Durham, NC

Megan Davis - Los Angeles, CA
Gregory Garbacz - La Jolla, CA
Pamela Patterson - Los Angeles, CA

Yolanda Lawrence - Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Silliman - Fort Wayne, IN
Jacques Lipkau-Goyard - Rome, Italy
Eric & Debra Rocher - Malibu, CA
Edwin Escamilla & Maya Estrada - Thousand Oaks, CA
Showtime, "The L Word" - Vancouver, BC CANADA
Daryn Reid-Goodall, S.D.S.A. - Los Angeles, CA
Warner Bros.- "ER"
Aleice Goodson - Houston, TX
Olive Jenney - Houston, TX

Jay Monroe & Todd Novak - Houston, TX
Thomas Leath - Robinson, TX
David Waller & Kirk Baxter - Houston, TX

Publications:
2017, Artist Interview, South Texas College, by Gina Otvos, McAllen, TX
2017, KEVN Black Hills FOX, by Taylar Perez, Rapid City, SD
2017, South Dakota Public Broadcast Radio, by Chynna Lockett, Rapid City, SD

2016, The Wenatchee World, March 31st, Section C, "April art: A guide to First Friday," by Kelli Scott, Wenatchee, WA
2016, Winston-Salem Journal, by Tom Patterson, Winston-Salem, NC
2016, The Western Journal, by Megan Clark, Monmouth, OR
2015, Columbia Magazine, by Shelia-Marie Stacy, Columbia, KY
2014, Kolaj Magazine, Issue 10, Pg. 14 -19, by Catherine G. Wagley, Montreal, Quebec
2014, Cloth•Paper Scissors, September/October,
Pg. 48, by Jeannine Stein, Sudbury, MA
2014, Sanpete Messenger, August 28th, Pg. A3, A5 & A16, by Lyle Fletcher, Manti, UT
2014, Kolaj Magazine, Issue 9, Montreal, Quebec
2014, The Daily Palette, January 13th, Iowa City, IA
2013, News-Leader, November, by Camille Dautrich, Springfield, MO
2013, Kolaj Magazine, Issue 6, Montreal, Quebec
2013, Carolina Arts, September, Vol. 17, No. 9,
Pg. 45 - 46, Bonneau, SC
2013, Great Bend
Tribune, September, by Joe Vinduska, Pg. 1B, Great Bend, KS
2013, Barton Community College, September, by Joe Vinduska, Great Bend, KS
2013, Kolaj Magazine, Issue 5, Montreal, Quebec
2013, ART DISTRICTS Florida, June/July, by Claire Fenton, Miami, FL
2013, Pensacola News Journal, May, by Mike Roberts, Pensacola, FL
2012, Interview with Joanne Mathis of Mathis & Gibson Media
2011, The Times-Herald, March, by Denise Baran-Unland, Joliet, IL
2011, Times-Standard, January, Pg. B1, Eureka, CA
2010, Real Detroit Weekly, October, Robert del Valle, Detroit, MI
2010, Apartment Therapy, July, "Recycling Possessions into Artwork," Floppy Disc and Collage Art by Marcia Prentice
2010, The Herald Sun, June, Blue Greenberg, Durham, NC
2009, East Carolina University REVUE, Summer Edition, Vol. 4, Pg. 14, Greenville, NC
2009, Artweek, May, Vol. 40, Issue 4, Pg. 22 & Inside Back Cover, Maureen Davidson, Palo Alto, CA
2008, International Review of African American Art, Vol. 22, No. 2, Inside Front Cover & Pg. 22, Juliette Harris, Hampton, VA
2008, Long Beach PressTelegram, Weekend>Entertainment>Art section, August 22nd issue, Pg. 8, by Shirle Gottlieb, Long Beach, CA
2008, Antelope Valley Lifestyle Magazine, February Issue, Pg. 49 & 119, Lancaster, CA
2008, Antelope Valley Press, Interview with Liane Roth-Staff Writer, Feb. 10, Pg. D1 & D2, Lancaster, CA
2006, Palisadian-Post, Feb. 2, Pg. 15, Pacific Palisades, CA
2006, Houston Chronicle, ArtHouston, Preview section, July 6, Pg. F9, Houston, TX
2004, Random Lengths, newspaper press release, June 25 - July 8, Pg. 16 & 19, San Pedro, CA