Resumé

PROFESSIONAL ART EXPERIENCE

Curator – Somethin’ About Freedom, June 2023
Abrams Claghorn Gallery

Curator – Art of the African Diaspora, Jan 2023
Richmond Art Center

Curator – Hilda Robinson – Solo Exhibition, September 2022
Abrams Claghorn Gallery

Curator – Colors of Juneteenth, June 2022
Abrams Claghorn Gallery

Curator – Art of the African Diaspora Satellite Exhibit @June Steingart Gallery
Laney College, Jan -March 2022

Curator – Colors of Juneteenth, June 2021
Abrams Claghorn Gallery

EBOS – June 2021
RBA Creative

Curator – Empowerment & Social Change, March – May 2021
Laney College
Art of the African Diaspora

RBA Creative, April 2021
Curator – Liberation Celebration & Defiance , June 2020
Abrams Claghorn Gallery

Curator – 2020
June Steingart Gallery
Afrofuturism

Lead Curator – 2020
Art of the African Diaspora
Richmond Art Center

Curator Laney College 2019
June Steingart Gallery

Curator TAOLB 2011 – 2019
Richmond Art Center

Exhibition Coordinator TAOLB 2017
Richmond Art Center

Visual Art Instructor 2014 – 2016
Alameda Community Learning Center

Visual Art Instructor 2010 – 2013
Five Keys Charter School – SFUSD

Art Consultant/Curator 2007 – 2008
African American Museum & Library of Oakland Coalition

  • Established and created the theme, criteria, specifications and exhibition proposal for collaborative exhibitions with MOAD and the Oakland Museum of California.

Art, Stagecraft, Woodshop Teacher 2006 – 2008
Richmond High School
Kennedy High School

Curator 2007
Elihu M. Harris State Building, Oakland, CA

  • Two-person art exhibit of Bill Dallas and Amana Johnson.

Art Juror 2007
Richmond Art Center

  • Selected artworks for Jan Hart-Shuyers Artistic Achievement Awards and Merit Awards.

Curator 2006
Chi Gallery
Oakland, CA

  • Selected and installed art for a multicultural, mixed media contemporary art exhibit

Art Instructor 2010 – 2011
Grumbacher @Michaels Program
Emeryville, CA

African Diaspora Advisory Committee 2010 – 2015
Oakland Museum of California –

Art & Mural Instructor 2009 – 2010
Hunters Point Family Agency
San Francisco, CA

Art Teacher 2009
Bayhill High School
Oakland, CA

Fine Art Curator 2009
San Francisco City Hall
AfroSolo

  • Curated art for multimedia visual art exhibition, of printmaking, sculpture, drawing, ceramics and assemblage. Produced marketing materials and hosted public reception for the artists.

Set Designer 2009
Theatre 39, Pier 39
San Francisco, CA

  • Collaborated with the theatre director and production manager to design, construct a permanent backdrop for theatre productions.

Curator 2008
Project Artaud Theater
San Francisco, CA

  • Selected and installed a visual art exhibit for ABD Productions’ dance, art, song, theatrical event.

Art Consultant 2004Resources for Community Development
Berkeley, CA

  • Formulated the aesthetic criteria and selection of participating artists, for inclusion in community development projects.

Guest Speaker 2000
KPFA 91.7 FM
“Caribbean Crossroads” and the African Diaspora Visual Aesthetic

2008 -2024 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Visual Passages
Firehouse Arts Center
Pleasanton, CA
January – March 2024

Shimmer
Abrams Claghorn Gallery
Albany, CA
April 2022

RBA Creative
The Strength of Women – The Heartbeat of the Community
March 2022

Danville Village Theatre 2020
Danville CA

EBMUD 2020
Oakland Admin Building

Women’s Cancer Resource Center 2020
Berkeley, CA

RBA Creative 2020
Oakland, CA

Richmond Art Center 2019
Richmond, CA

SOMArts 2018
San Francisco, CA

Pascal-Hunter Gallery
Oakland, CA
February – Match 2017

San Pablo Art Gallery
San Pablo, CA
January – February 2017

Oasis Gallery/American Steel
Oakland, CA
February – March 2016

Petaluma Art Gallery
Petaluma, CA
October – November 2015

Marin Community Foundation
Novato, CA
May – September 2015

Oakstop Gallery
Oakland, CA
Black Women Artists Legacy Exhibit
January – April 2015

National Steinbeck Center Museum 2013
Salinas, CA

Art on the Balcony 2013
Piedmont, CA

SF Main Library
November 2011 – February 2012

CK Gallery
July 2012

Village Theatre Art Gallery 2011
Danville, CA

Stoneridge Gallery 2011
Oakland, CA

Joyce Gordon Gallery
A Celebration of Women
February 12 – March 28, 2010

African American Art & Culture Complex 2009
San Francisco, CA
SF City Hall 2009

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit – Freedom’s Sisters 2009
Sacramento Central Public Library

Oakland Museum 2008 African-American Rhythms On and Off Canvas
Oakland, CA

EDUCATION

California Institute of Integral Arts
MFA Interdisciplinary Arts & Creative Inquiry 2009

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

CIIS Gallery Center, 2009
San Francisco, CA

Mojito Restaurant, 2007
San Francisco, CA

Chi Gallery, 2001
Oakland, CA

Thelma Harris Gallery, 1998
Oakland, CA

Grand Oak Gallery, 1989
Oakland, CA

GLOBAL ON-LINE EXHIBITIONS

“Women, Power & Politics”
International Museum of Women
“Now and Then”

Museum of the African Diaspora
MoAD Stories Project
“Shelter from the Storm” Photography

SELECTED AWARDS & HONORS

Jan Hart-Shuyers Artistic Achievement Award, 2005
Richmond Art Center

Art in Embassies Program, 2001-2003
Maputo, Mozambique

Artistic Achievement Award, 2000

Touchstone Gallery
Washington D.C.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

African American Museum & Library 2008, Oakland, CA

Mills College, 2008, Oakland, CA

San Francisco Main Library 2008, San Francisco, CA

Fetterly Gallery 2006, Vallejo, CA

San Pablo Art Gallery 2006, San Pablo, CA

The Art of Living Black 2005 -2004, Richmond Art Center

PCOG Gallery 2004, New York, NY

Variety Preview Room 2004, San Francisco, CA

Limner Gallery 2003, New York, NY

Sargent Johnson Gallery 2003, San Francisco, CA

ProArts 2003, Oakland, CA

Mission Cultural Center 2003, San Francisco, CA

African American Historical Society 2003, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

CBS MarketWatch 2003, 2002, San Francisco, CA

Richmond Art Center 2003, 2002, 2001, Richmond, CA

Danville Fine Art Gallery 2002, Danville, CA

California Institute for Integral Studies 2002, San Francisco, CA

Artship Project 2002, Oakland, CA

The Art of Living Black Traveling Exhibit 2001, Aspect Communications, 3Com Corp.,

Synopsis Inc.
Art Quest 2001, Fort Smith Convention Center, Fort Smith, AR

Chi Gallery 2000, Oakland, CA

JM Gallery 2000, New York, NY

Touchstone Gallery 2000, Washington, DC

Fine Arts Institute 1999, San Bernardino County Museum

Redding Museum of Art and History 1998, Redding, CA

Danville Fine Arts Gallery 1998, Danville, CA

McKesson Corporate Headquarters 1996, San Francisco, CA

3 Com Corporation 1993, Santa Clara, CA

Bomani Gallery 1992, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED ART COLLECTIONS

Asaki Bomani Glover
Fort Smith Arkansas Convention Center
Terry Gardner
Ethnic Gold
Shirley Leonard
Carolyn Tyler
Alfre Woodard