Queens, NY 11372
I want to motivate individuals who seek alternate methods of coping with mental health issues. I presently seek a venue for Color My Mood Exhibition, Coping with Collages, a digital print installation. Mental health is a growing issue which affects many individuals and should be a priority in our restoration of social conditions.
2017 2nd Floor Gallery at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Building, NYC
(May-June 2017), Solo Exhibit, A Sense of Well-Being, The Power of
Mind, Body and Spirit,18x24 and 11x17 collage reproduction prints
2015 The Kymberle Project for Performance Artists in Brooklyn, NYC (May
2015), BMindful©2013 Series Exhibition, collage reproduction prints
2013 Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, Queens, NYC
(September-October 2013); Solo Exhibit, Victorious Warriors,
11x17 collage reproduction prints
2012 The 54th Fulton Art Fair in Brooklyn, NYC (July 2012); mixed media
2012 Grand Old Group Show at Soho Gallery for Digital Art, NYC (June 2012);
BMindful©2008, digital installation (mixed media collage)
2012 Yes We Can For Progress and Build a Better Planet Gala for Haiti, NYC
(February 2012); donated four 8x11 collage prints for auction; Mother
and Child, Sisters, It Is Well Within My Soul, and Believe
2008 Empire State College, New York (Brooklyn Campus) Collaboration of
Artists showing with Raul Manzano, Each Moment I and Each Moment II,
20 x 30 inches, mixed media collage story boards
2007 Empire State College, New York (Hudson Campus) Student Achievement
Award for Exhibition of Symbolic, 60 x 90 inches, macrame on
mudcloth, mixed media
I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Community and Human Services at SUNY’s Empire State College in 2008 and aspire to further my education in Fine Arts and Graphic Arts and Design. Before I graduated, I took one semester of drawing sketch class and assisted an art professor, Raul Manzano, for another semester on a Manhattan museum tour. Empire State held two Art Exhibitions on separate campuses in which I participated in and received an Achievement Award for Student Community Service. My first exhibit “Untitled ” portrays a symbolic fabric quilt constructed with organic mixed media. The second exhibit was sponsored by Mr. Manzano and featured two 20x30 inch collages entitled, “Each Moment I” and “Each Moment II”. These collages focused on overcoming adversity through emotional awareness.
I started sketching and painting six months ago and have a series entitled "Elevate Mood" with text on 16x20 canvas. Another body of work entitled "BMindful" is expansive and available for a video installation. Third project "Human Nature" explores the complexities of how we cope with everyday challenges, and the images are non-human.