b. 1985, Buena Park, CA
Living and working in Richmond, VA


EDUCATION

MFA, University of California San Diego, Visual Arts, 2020

BA, California State University Long Beach, 2016
Major: English-Rhetoric and Composition
GPA: 3.91


AWARDS

2022 — Artadia Los Angeles Awardee (Marciano Art Foundation Award) 

2020 — Foundation of Contemporary Arts Ellsworth Kelly Award 

2020 - University of California San Diego Ennalls Berl ’12 and Waggaman Berl ’17 Senior Thesis Award

2019 — Best Experimental Film & Best Social Justice Short Film, DTLA Film Festival

2019 — University of California San Diego Russell Grant

2019 - University of California San Diego Black Studies Project Grant

2018 - Bortsch Corp. Short Film Grant

2017 - University of California San Diego Strategic Enhancement of Excellence through Diversity Fellowship


TEACHING

2020 - 2021 - Teaching Artist, The AjA Project

2019 - 2020 – Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Visual Arts, University of California San Diego
Courses: Intro to Media, Intro to Photography, History of Film

Potential Courses: Intro to Video Production (seminar), Experimental Methods in Film/Video (seminar or lecture)
*Syllabus available upon request


PRESS

Hyperallergic
Jasmine Weber, “Week in Review: Awards & Accolades,” October 2020.

San Diego Union-Tribune
Lisa Deaderick, “In New Forging Territories Exhibition, Artist Places Herself in Center of Work and Center of Questioning and Reckoning,” July 2019.

Hyperallergic
Erica Rawles, “The LA Rebellion Filmmakers and Their Continued Relevance 50 Years Later,” April 2019.

Smithsonian African American Film Festival
Jheanelle Brown and Darol Olu Kae. “Notes on a Radical Elsewhere, Black Radical Imagination: Fugitive Trajectories,” 2018.

BlackStar Film Festival
Daniella Rose-King, “Stories Beneath Our Rib Cages: A Review of UNDER BONE and Two Parts Black,” 2018.


PUBLICATION AS AUTHOR

2020
Black Archives - Impulse to Collect Vol. 1 “An Entry Point Between Spaces: Concerning Permission,” November 2020.


SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2022
Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU - Resume at the Point of Interruption, solo exhibition, Richmond, VA. This exhibition is supported by the Ellsworth Kelly Award, made possible by the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

2022
Visible Records - Future/Elsewhere: Dreams are Transitory Things, solo exhibition, Charlottesville, VA

2021
Springsteen Gallery - A Recollection of Dreams, group exhibition, Baltimore, MD
Calit2 - After the End, virtual group exhibition, University of California San Diego
Jeffrey Dietch - Shattered Glass, group exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

2020
Anonymous Gallery - Hello? God is the Space Between Us, group exhibition, New York, NY

2019
98 Orchard - Blur, group exhibition, New York, NY
New Wight Gallery - Circadian Regions, group exhibition, University of California, Los Angeles
San Diego Art Institute - Forging Territories: Queer Afro and Latinx Contemporary Art, group exhibition, San Diego, CA
Art + Practice - Time Is Running Out of Time: Experimental Film and Video from the L.A. Rebellion and Today, group exhibition, Los Angeles, CA


FILM FESTIVALS

2020
Afrikana Independent Film Festival

2019
DTLA Film Festival

2018
Smithsonian African American Film Festival
Afrikana Independent Film Festival
BlackStar Film Festival
OUTFEST Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival
Toronto Short Film Festival
Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival


FILM PROGRAMS

2020
1708 Gallery - “In Light Richmond,” Richmond, VA
Emerson College - “The Afrofuture is Female,” Los Angeles, CA

2019
Fondation d’enterprise Galeries Lafayette- “Lafayette Anticipations x KALEIDOSCOPE,” Paris, FR

2018
Black Cinema House - “Vol. 4,” Chicago, IL
Black Radical Imagination - “Fugitive Trajectories” (tour)
University of Southern California Los Angeles - “Cinematheque 108: Open Letter, Recent Work from California Filmmakers”
MOCA Los Angeles - “Familiar Unknown: Mysticism in the Present Future”