I grew up surrounded by a family of artists; which included singers, music producers, painters, and cartoonists; therefore I was never shy to the art world. From elementary to high school, I made art my life. I remember just doodling random objects on any paper I can get my hands on while waiting for my mom to pick m up from school. I would also find myself cutting out old shoeboxes and transforming them into little dollhouses. My parents saw how talented I was and encourage me to continue to pursue art. With the support of my family, I never lost the passion I have for art and I could not imagine my life without it.
I currently create works that have various concepts behind them. When brainstorming an idea to work on, I usually incorporate different places and countries that I have always been inspired by and combine them with different genres of movies or TV shows that I am fascinated with. Many of my ideas are finalized into drawings, paintings, sculptures, printmaking, and digital design. I have a strong belief in making my personality appear inside my work, therefore, I always have a certain pattern that I am known to use or just an image that plays as the motif throughout all of my works.
Art Lab/Studio Tutor and Monitor
Art Director, Claflin University Art Club
Cashier, Zaxby’s Restaurant
2016 Southern _____, Fine Arts Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina
2015 What Happened to the Color, SCSU FAB Gallery, Orangeburg, South Carolina
2015 North Charleston Arts Festival, Charleston Area Conventional Center, North Charleston, South Carolina
2015 Student/Senior Show, Claflin University Arthur Rose Museum, Orangeburg, South Carolina
2014 Student/Senior Show, Claflin University Arthur Rose Museum, Orangeburg, South Carolina
2015 Honorable Mention, Fine Art and Photography, North Charleston Arts Festival
Proficient in painting, sculpting, drawing, jewelry making, and operating Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
BA in Studio Art
Expected graduation: May 2017
400 Magnolia St.
Orangeburg, SC 29115
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