Represented Artist

Onajide Shabaka

Born 1948, Cincinnati, OH, United States

Onajide Shabaka
Onajide

Shabaka builds origin stories with art works that are at once delicate and immense.

Selected Works

These are a selected group of works and installation photographs from the exhibition. For a complete list of available works please contact us.

Onajide Shabaka

Shabaka builds origin stories with artworks that are at once delicate and immense. Arrowhead shaped columns and serpentine designs are delicately hand cut and painted and collaged onto stiff paper. His practice is concerned with historical/biographical themes related to geography that include African diaspora and Native American cultures. Using ethnobotany, geology and the performative as aesthetic vehicles for investigating and making historical/ biographical themes, his art practice comes into being through complex institutions, histories, human experiences. Shabaka’s writing and curatorial practice focuses largely on contemporary art and culture, and subject-specific research.

Biography

Onajide Shabaka (born 1948 Cincinnati, OH. Lives in Miami, FL) studied at California College of the Arts and received his MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He has shown his work in solo exhibitions in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, TX and Potsdam, Germany, among others. His work has been included in numerous group shows over the years, including exhibitions at Project Row Houses In Houston, TX, PRIZM Art Fair in Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art of North Miami, Edna Manley College of the Arts in Kingston, Jamaica, Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and Emerson Dorsch in Miami, to name a few. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including, recently, The Ellies, a public sculpture commission for the Carrie Meeks Foundation building in Opa Locka, FL, and a Wavemaker Grant.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Onajide Shabaka: Floridian Lacunae, Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL
Onajide Shabaka: Alosúgbe: a journey across time, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

2018
Constellations: Deep Mapping Miami’s Past, Present, and Future,
a guided walk led by Fereshteh Toosi and Onajide Shabaka,
Creative Time Summit Miami, FL

2016
Antillean Lacunae: a litany of the botanical, Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami, FL

2015
Nierika, Pasajes y Entradas, Under the Bridge, N. Miami, FL
Demarcations, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

2014
Walking Mushrooms and Lakes, BWCA, Minnesota (Action)
Onajide Shabaka, The Guild, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Live it Up, Bakehouse Art Complex & Guinness, Miami, FL

2012
Zeichnangen und Wandabjekte, Galerie Schuster, Potsdam, Germany
Onajide Shabaka, Galerie Schuster Miami, Miami, FL
Mangrove Mud Womp, Second Avenue Studio, Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2007
Mangrove Walk, Artscapes, Greynolds Park, Miami-Dade Parks & Rec. Dept.,
North Miami Beach, FL
Lake Superior Walk, North Shore, Grand Marais, MN
Dry Lake – Low Lake Trail Walk, BWCAW, Superior Nat’l Forest, MN

2006
Lake Burntside Walk, Ely, MN
Strong, Spirit, Medicine, EdgeZones Art Space, Miami, FL
Logging Trail Walk, BWCAW, Superior Nat’l Forest, MN

2004
Bass Lake Trail Walk, BWCAW, Superior Nat’l Forest, MN

2003
Journey, Miamiartexchange.com

2002
Recent Works: photographic & drawing, Miami-Dade Cultural Resource Gallery, Miami, FL

2000
I Anoint My Flesh: MFA Thesis, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
Vulture Project & Performance, St. Lucie Locks, St. Lucie River, FL
Feature Artist, South Florida Arts and Culture, http://www.digitalcity.com

1999
Vulture Project & Performance, Myakka River State Park, Sarasota, FL
Seraphic Light, Vermont College of Norwich University, Montpelier, VT

1998
Mangrove-Mud-Mystery, Matheson Hammock Park, Coral Gables, FL

1997
Cotton & Iron: Another View, Century21 Galleries, North Miami, FL

1996
Cotton & Iron, Interamerican Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL

1995
Condition of Unfocus, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

1994
Water is Both the Barrier and the Passageway, Center for the Arts, Stuart, FL

1972
Images of Life, Death, and the Unknown, The New Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1970
Solo Exhibition, The Studio, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Round 49: penumbras: sacred geometries Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
Spheres of Meaning: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books,
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL

2018
transceivers: channels, outlets and forces PRIZM ART FAIR 2018
paradise lost?: alchemy of the everyday, Cindy Rucker Gallery, NY, NY
Because the Dawn Breaks, Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI
Monarchs: Brown & Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
the past is more infinite than the future, Under the Bridge Art Space, North Miami, FL

2018
Voyaging Towards the Future, Edna Manley College of the Arts, Kingston, Jamaica
Rocking Chair Sessions, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL

2017
Nature on the Edge of Urban, in association with Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL
Sunrise, Sunset, Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
Prizm Art Fair, Miami, FL
NATURE/NURTURE, Salisbury University Galleries, Salisbury, MD

2016
indivisible: spirits in the material world, Prizm Art Fair
transphysics : istwa, landscapes, paisajes, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
Florida Dreaming, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
65th Annual All Florida Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
SWEAT Broadsheet Collaboration, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
move somethin: metaphysics of time and space, Under the Bridge, N. Miami, FL
Intersections, Deering Estate, Miami, FL

2015
Nocturnes V: The Second Life of Trees, Projects FATVillage, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
inscribing: meditations on time and space, Red Bridge Studios, N. Miami, FL
Downtown Miami: The Ground Beneath Our Feet, MDC Museum of Art + Design
Abracadabra, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona, Collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Hortivz, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2014
the past is more infinite than the future, Miami-Dade College Galleries, N. Campus Gallery, Miami, FL
Third Space: Inventing the Possible, Museum of Contemporary Art, N. Miami, FL
MIA / ATL, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA
MIA / BER, Galerie Verein Berliner Kunstler, Berlin, Germany
TEN : A Curated Artist Salon, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY
RADIO MIAMI: a collaborative project with Rosell Meseguer,
ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Aesthetics & Values Art Exhibition, The FIU Frost Art Museum, FIU, Miami, FL

2013
A Close Read, small works, Turn Based Press studios, Miami, FL
Abracadabra, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
Auction Benefiting Arts for Learning/Miami, Bridge Red Studios/Project Space
Hyperstition, FAT Village Projects North, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Back of Beyond, Deering Estate, Cutler, FL
DIRT Yuta Suelo Udongo Tè, Artlab33 Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Pivot Points: 15th Anniversary, Museum of Contemporary Art, N. Miami, FL

2012
Trading Places, Museum of Contemporary Art, N. Miami, FL
smoke signals: istwa, paisajes and allegories, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
smoke signals: portals and perspectives, Under the Bridge, N. Miami, FL

2011
Self Lit, 18 Rabbit Gallery at the Projects, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Miami Wave, Art Naples Fair special exhibition
Unpunished, Sue Scott Gallery, NYC

2010
Sweat Portfolio, Phase 1, Artlab33 Art Space, Miami, FL
Hidden in the Mangrove Forest, in collaboration with ArtoConecto,
Artlab33 Art Space, Miami, FL
Three-by-Six, Artlab33 Art Space, Miami, FL
DCG Open, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Common Ground, Artlab33 Art Space, Miami, FL

2008
Adjunct Faculty Group Show, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Evoking Spirit, Embracing Memory, The Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia, PA (public art commission)

2006
Adjunct Faculty Group Show, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

2005
A Pulp Fictitious, art reception & silent auction, private event for Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL

2004
One True Thing: Meditations on Black Aesthetics, Kerry James Marshall, (including works by Onajide Shabaka), Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Nepotism: The Art of Friendship, Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Index Miami, Edge Zones, Miami, FL

2003
Drawing Conclusions, Buena Vista Bldg, Miami Design District, Miami, FL
The Diaspora Speaks: African American Artists from the Permanent Collection, South Dade Regional Library, Miami-Dade County
FAU Faculty Exhibition, Ritter Art Gallery, Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton, FL

2002
Contemporary Black Artists, Broward CC Fine Arts Gallery, Davie, FL
Mirror, Mirror, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2001
Nguzo Saba, African Heritage Cultural Center, Miami, FL
Hurricane Show, New Gallery, Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Summer Tossed Salad, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL
Vulture Vida, Miami Courthouse, Miami, FL
Adjunct Faculty Exhibition, Broward Community College, Davie, FL
Photography Works from the Permanent Collection, Vero Beach Art Museum, FL

1999
All God’s Children Got Shoes, Miami-Dade Public Library, Miami, FL

1998
Assembly Line, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
African-American Art in South Florida, Gallery North, MDC, Miami, FL

1997
3 Person Group Show, Galerie Douyon, Miami, FL
Florida Provenance: Mixed Media Works from the Permanent Collection, Vero Beach Museum, FL

1996
Crossings, Gallery Antigua, Miami, FL
Ethereal Images: Photographic Installations, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona, FL

1995
The Black Box Project, Ground Level Gallery of Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Sculpture in the Landscape, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

1994
Where the Water Tastes Like Cherry Wine, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland FL
Chiaroscuro: 1994 Montgomery Biennial, Montgomery Museum of Art, AL
The Body Beautiful, Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA
Miami DADA, Bianca Lanza Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Exodus, Ground Level Gallery of Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL

1993
Collage & Assemblage, Vero Beach Museum, Vero Beach, FL
Southern Roots: South Florida Invitational, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Miami/Beach Exchange, Ground Level Gallery of ACSF, Miami Beach, FL
A Caribbean Affair: Watercolor and Photography, The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, Eatonville, FL
African American Artists, City Hall Gallery, Orlando, FL

1992
Next Generation: Southern Black Aesthetic (Touring Exhibition)
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Orlando, FL
Cincinnati, OH

1991
Next Generation: Southern Black Aesthetic, (Touring Exhibition)
Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
Interior Motives, Interior Motifs, Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA
Impressions: From Afrika to Amerika, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL
Martin County Black Heritage Association Invitational, Martin County Cultural Courthouse, Stuart, FL

1990
Next Generation: Southern Black Aesthetic, (Touring Exhibition)
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Ten Years of Kuumba: 1980-1990, North Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
Miami: Thriving in change (1940-1990), North Dade Regional Library, North Beach Miami, FL
Photography Today, Peter Drew Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Three Black Artists, Northwood University, W. Palm Beach, FL

1989
Sea Oaks Invitational, Sea Oaks Resort, Vero Beach, FL
Florida Competitive, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL
38th All Florida Juried Competition, Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Zack-Schuster Gallery Invitational, Zack-Schuster Gallery, Aventura, FL

1988
Boke N’Deye, Bakehouse Art Complex Main Gallery, Miami, FL
Kuumba Artists Showcase, Model City Cultural Center, Miami, FL
Vero Beach Art Club Invitational, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL

1987
Ancestral Projections, North Dade Regional Library, North Miami Beach, FL
Native Son, Model City Cultural Center, Miami, FL

1968
Onajide Shabaka – Ray Bravo, Watts Towers Art Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

COLLECTIONS

Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
Shoreline School District, Seattle, WA
Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, WA
Sequim School District, Sequim, WA
Village of Arts & Humanities, Philadelphia, PA
Museum of Contemporary Art, N. Miami, FL
Girls’ Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mosquera Family Art Collection, Coral Gables, FL
Miami Dade College, Museum of Art + Design, FL

SELECTED AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS

2019
Locust Projects Wavemaker Grant

2018
Oolite Arts The Ellies Grant
Locust Projects Wavemaker Grant

2017
African Rice & Maroon Subsistence Farming Residency, Paramaribo, Suriname

2015
AIRIE Everglades Artist Residency, Everglades National Park, FL
Project Row Houses, Visiting Artist, Houston, TX

2014
DVCAI Artist Residency, Mexico

2012
Trading Places, artist-in-residence, Museum of Contemporary Art, N. Miami, FL
Creative Investment Grant, Broward County, FL

1994
New Forms Florida, Individual Artist Grant
Individual Artist Fellowship, Florida Department of Cultural Affairs

1989
Purchase Award, Vero Beach Art Museum, Vero Beach, FL

1988
Florida Humanities Council (symposium)

1987
Merit Award, watercolor, Sunstreet Festival, Miami, FL
Judges Recognition, photography, Sunstreet Festival, Miami, FL
Purchase Award, Native Son exhibition, Model City Cultural Center, Miami, FL

BIBLIOGRAPHY WORKS IN CATALOGUES

2014
The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona, Narrative in Contemporary Art from the Collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Hortivz, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Lyrical Witness, Onajide Shabaka (author)

2008 SuperMix: Union of the Diverse: Contemporary Art in Miami, Charo Oquet, Editor, Edge Zones Press, Miami, FL
ArtForum magazine
Continental Shifts: The Art of Edouard Duval Carrie, Edward J. Sullivan, Editor, Herman 2007 Middelanis, Joel Weinstein, Donald J. Cosentino, Publisher: Diego Costa Peuser
Issue-Orients Art, Art & Antiques, (illustrated article)
Callaloo, Journal of African Diaspora Arts & Letters, Johns Hopkins Uni. Press

2007
Miami Contemporary Artists, Paul Clemence & Julie Davidow, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA.
Art + Auction (various photographs for article on Miami), Dec. 2006
Face of the Gods: Art and Altars of Africa and African American, Museum for African Art, New York, NY
Conversations, Miami-Dade Community College Interamerican Art Gallery, Miami, FL
Ethereal Images: Photographic Installations, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona, FL
Crossings, Gallery Antigua, Miami, FL
Sculpture in the Landscape, University of Miami campus, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Where the Water Tastes Like Cherry Wine, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
Chiaroscuro: 1994 Montgomery Biennial, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, AL
Southern Roots: 3rd South Florida Invitational, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Next Generation: Southern Black Aesthetic, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Miami/Beach Exchange, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Florida Competitive, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL

REVIEWS/ARTICLES

2014
15 Bringing the Outdoors in, Indulge Magazine Carlos Suarez de Jesus, ‘Dirt Yuta Suelo Udongo Tè’ : Onajide Shabaka’s Art Exhibit 2013 About the Most Primordial of Materials, Broward-Palm Beach New Times

2012
Anne Tschida Building Bridges in North Miami, Biscayne Times newspaper
Anne Tschida, Art, through the looking glass, Knight Arts Foundation Blog

1998
Turner, Elisa, Exhibit captures small-town feel of African-American life, The Miami Herald, Miami, FL

1997
Cantor, Judy, Cotton & Iron: Another View, New Times, Miami, FL
Turner, Elisa, Cotton & Iron – redux, The Miami Herald, Miami, FL

1996
Morgan, Ann Barclay, Ethereal Images, Sculpture
Florida Review (Karen Rifas, Carol Brown, Tom Gormley, Ralph Buckley, Maria Brito, Peter Kuentzel, Robert Chambers, Rowena Luna, Susan Banks, Onajide A.

1995
Shabaka, Rafael Consuegra, Robert Huff, Ingrid Hartlieb) in Sculpture 14, no. 4 pp. 42-43.
Pierce, Susan, UALR’s 3 Galleries, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Little Rock, AR
Dean, Kevin, and Kipling, Kay, The American Experience: Onajide Shabaka,

The 1993 Longboat Observer, Sarasota, FL
Tagliarini, Lynda, Artist advocates multiculturalism, Fort Pierce Tribune, Ft. Pierce, FL

1992
Kangas, Matthew, Common Ground Separates Choices (Next Generation), Art in America, New York, NY, Vol. 80, No. 3
1991
Feature Article, The News Tribune

1990
Patterson, Tom, Focus on New African American Art, The Arts Journal
Vol. 15, No.8, Winston-Salem, NC
McQuaid, Kathy, Black Aesthetic is emerging, Journal Messenger, Manassas, VA
1989 Butler, Jeri, Rejoicing in one’s heritage, The Stuart News, Stuart, FL
Pulliam, Nisha, Fort Pierce resident shows off works at Kuumba Artists. Association Exhibition, The Palm Beach Post, W. Palm Beach, FL
Pulliam, Nisha, Boca Museum Juried Exhibition

INTERVIEWS

2019
Interview with Onajide Shabaka and Yanira Collado, Bomb Magazine, NYC
2017
Interview with Fish and Game Quarterly, New York, NY
1996
Conversations – Interamerican Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College Interamerican Art Gallery, Miami, FL
1989
TCTV – Vero Beach Live, Vero Beach, FL
1977
Wilder, Anne, His Dream, Fort Pierce Tribune, Ft. Pierce, FL
Wilder, Anne, African Heritage, Fort Pierce Tribune, Ft. Pierce, FL
Bartlett, John, African Import Shop, The Palm Beach Post, St. Lucie Co. edition

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES, PERFORMANCES, ETC.

2017
Artist-in-residence, Maroon subsistence farming project, Paramaribo, Suriname
Suriname Rice slide lecture, Anne Kolb Nature Center, Hollywood, FL
Seed Journeys slide lecture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

2015
Guest Lecturer, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
Artist-in-residence, AIRIE, Everglades National Park, FL

2014
Between the River and Lagoon, artist-in-residence project, Ft. Pierce, FL

2013 Black Contemporaries Panel, Museum of Contemporary Art, N. Miami, FL

2012
Artist-in-residence, Anne Kolb Nature Center, Hollywood, FL

2010
Global Caribbean(s): Interrogating the Politics of Location in Caribbean Literature and Culture, The University of Miami, Coral Gables – March 2010 Research
Presentation: African American Burial Shrines of Florida.

2004
Panel: Meditations on Cultural Aesthetics, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

2001
Artist-in-residence, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
1998
Guest Lecturer, College Reach-Out Program, Indian River Community College, Ft.Pierce, FL

1996
Guest Lecturer, Black and White Men Together, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1995
Guest Lecturer, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

1990
The Validity of African American Art, slide lecture, Norton Museum of Art, W. Palm Beach, FL

1989
Tradition and Change in the Next Decade, lecture, Cultural Arts Conference, Ft. Pierce, FL

1988
Artist-in-residence, Indian River County School District, Vero Beach, FL

WRITINGS

Seeds of Diaspora, conference on Legacy of Slavery & Indentured Labour, Anton de Kom University of Suriname

2002
Living With Contradictions, www.miamiartexchange.com
Ultrabaroque: Post-, Hybridity, and Latin American Art
Is it real, or is it…: the work of Donald Lipski, Miami Art Exchange
Houses of the Spirit, Miami Art Exchange

2001
The Structure of Puryear, Miami Art Exchange
Homage to Denise Andrews, Miami Art Exchange
Equal but Separate Exhibition, Miami Art Exchange

1997
Medicines of a Reconstructed Past: African American Burial Art in Florida (Tomb With a View), Lyndhurst, OH
Afrikan Roots, weekly columnist, The Chronicle, Ft. Pierce, FL
Interview with Gary Moore, Art Papers, Vol. 20, Jan/Feb 1996, pp. 10-13

1996
View From Beyond the Scared Garden: Interview with Edouard Duval-Carrié Art Papers, Vol. 20, Jul/Aug 1996, pp. 14-17
NTU Arts Newsletter, Editor, Publisher, 1989-1991

1994
Glassman: Dale Chihuly, Sarasota Arts Review, Vol. 5 Issue 3,pp. 10-14

1989
Freelance Writer, The Florida Mirror, Palm Beach County, FL

TEACHING

2013
New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL
2002-2009
Florida Atlantic University, Dept. of Visual Arts and Art History, Main Campus, Boca Raton, FL – Adjunct & Visiting Professor

2000-2002
Broward Community College, Dept. Visual & Performing Arts, Adams Campus, Davie, FL – Adjunct Professor

1995-2000
Miami-Dade Community College, Dept. of Arts and Philosophy, Wolfson Campus, Miami, FL – Adjunct Professor

COURSES TAUGHT

New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL
– experimental drawing
Florida Atlantic University, Dept. of Arts and Philosophy, Main Campus, Boca Raton, FL
– digital photography – photography 1, photography 2, photographic computer imaging, photography & creative nonfiction writing, computer imaging for fine arts
Broward Community College, Dept. of Arts & Philosophy, Adams Campus, Davie, FL – Adjunct Professor
– computer art, web design, art appreciation
Miami-Dade Community College, Dept. of Arts and Humanities, Wolfson Campus, Miami, FL – Adjunct Professor
– painting, beginning drawing, figure drawing, 2D design, 3D design and art history

GALLERY/MUSEUM

2011-2012
Gallery Manager, Art Dept. Dezer Schauhalle, North Miami, FL

2009-2010
Gallery Manager, Curator, Artlab33 Art Space, Miami, FL

2001
Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL – freelance preparator

1998-2000
A+ Resources Gallery, Miami, FL – freelance preparator
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA – freelance preparator

1994-96
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL – preparator, interim facilities manager
Skot Foreman Fine Art, Ltd., Dania, FL – freelance preparator
Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA – freelance preparator

COMMUNITY SERVICE and CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

1990
Leadership Conference, NTU Arts Newsletter, Ft. Pierce, FL Cultural Arts Conference, Director & Moderator.
1989
Director, Afro-American Cultural Exposition for the Arts, Ft. Pierce, FL Cultural Arts Conference
1988
Spirit of a People, Co-Director and Project Consultant, symposium sponsored by Florida Humanities Council and Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL.

ORGANIZATIONS

2007 – 2011
South Florida Artist Entrepreneurs Group, Founder, Organizer

1998
African Diaspora Fine Arts Committee, Education Committee, Miami, FL

1995
Art Center South Florida, Exhibition Committee, Miami Beach, FL

1988-1994
Kuumba Artists Association, Board of Directors, Miami, FL

1993
South Carolina Arts Commission, FYI 1994-95, Juror, Individual Artist Fellowship

1990
St. Lucie County Cultural Affairs Council, Reorganization Sub-committee on Mission Statement/Bylaws, Ft. Pierce, FL

1989
Treasure Coast Fine Arts Festival, St. Lucie County Department of Parks and Recreation, Art Juror, Ft. Pierce, FL

1988
Martin County Black Heritage Association, Board of Directors, Stuart, FL
Black Gold: The Wealth of African and African American Culture, Steering Committee, sponsored by Florida Humanities Council and
St.Lucie County Department of Parks and Recreation, Ft. Pierce, FL

EDUCATION

Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont, MFA in Visual Art
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, BFA in Photography
Pacific Fashion Institute, San Francisco, California
California College of the Arts, Oakland, California
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, California
Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama

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