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A Bit About Me

I am a visual artist from Paterson, New Jersey. I attended William Paterson University, where I received both a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2018 and a Master of Fine Arts in 2021.
My style utilizes humor to investigate the shared experiences of African Americans in America, the commodification of urban culture and the conversations surrounding mental health. My paintings and drawings often feature myself and other Black individuals in the midst of colorful and idealized environments. In addition, I like to put an emphasis the humanity of my subjects by placing them in various scenes of leisure and domesticity in their plight of finding serenity and joy, while challenging the critical portrayal of masculinity and physicality as it relates to the perception of Black men.

Solo Exhibition
Group Exhibitions
Honors / Awards

2021, In Green Pastures MFA Thesis Exhibition

2021, Jersey City Artist Studio Tour (JCAST)

2020, ABell Visuals Trap Art Exhibition

2019, Rutgers University Newark School of Science and Art Group Show

2019, Zinzani Studios, The Brightest Light is Black Art Show

2018, William Paterson University Student Art Show

2017, William Paterson University Student Art Show

2016, William Paterson University Student Art Show

2013, Passaic County Community College Student Art Show

2012, Passaic County Technical Institute Senior Art Exhibition

2021, "Graduate Award for Creative Excellence in Visual Art", William Paterson University

2019, Lead Artist in the city of Paterson's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park Mural

2018, First Place in Graphic Design Category, William Paterson University Student Art Show

2017, Seton Hall University Art Exhibition

2017, Second Place in Painting Category, William Paterson University Student Art Show

2016, First Place in Drawing Category, William Paterson University Student Art Show

2013, Second Place in Drawing, Passaic County Community College Student Art Show

2012, Drawing published in Passaic County Technical Institute Calendar

2008, Lena Di Gangi Student Spring Art Show

2007, First Place in Bob's Discount Furniture Store Student Art Competition

Commissions

2019, City of Paterson Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park Mural

2017, City of Paterson Community Garden Mural

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