Representation: Hooks-Epstein Galleries in Houston, TX.

Born in Philadelphia, PA

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

I have eclectic taste. That’s why I’m so fascinated by the usage of mixed media and collage. The reason I like these mediums is 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 with assemblage, collage, mixed-media 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.

Group Exhibitions:

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


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" Exhibition and Art Sale, 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

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

NBC - "Five Year Plan"

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

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 Engagments:
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

ABC - "Dirty Sexy Money"
FOX - "24"
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"

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

Participant - "Collage Artists of America" Group Show Exhibition, Juried by George Herms

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


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"
- "Company Town"

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

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 Engagments:
Invited as a guest speaker at Budlong Avenue Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Private Collections:
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
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

2008, International Review of African American Art, Vol. 22, no. 2, Inside Front Cover & Pg. 22, 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