I am a multi-disciplinary non-binary Black Afro-creole artist. Over the past six years, my practice has considered land and landscape as sites of storytelling and personal representation with a material focus on the tools and aesthetics of agriculture, archeology, meteorology, and flight.
I am interested in depicting visually poetic narratives of strategy and transformation. My primary material in all of my film art, installations, and sculptures is screened topsoil. Using topsoil, I find ways to adhere and merge soil to objects and collage with found imagery and familial archive. I seek to move my audience with poetry, movement, and material. I shape what I call visual essays with soil as the main character. Soil is a familiar material with transformative meaning.
I refer to my film art as visual essays, made up of sculpture, performance, and poetry in response to historical research, the passage of time, oral storytelling, natural phenomenon, and the tools and aesthetics of agriculture, archeology, meteorology, and flight. The topics of each work is explored through installations and performance. I seek to create time-based and experiential visual poetry of the before, during, or after of a transformative process as a metaphor for written and spoken word.
I was raised between New Orleans, Louisiana, Mamou, Louisiana and Hampton, Virginia. I am an alum of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The University of Texas at Austin, Royal College of Art Exchange Program, and The Cooper Union. My work has been shown nationally and internationally at various galleries and institutions such as The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center (2023); the Digital Arts Resource Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada (2022); the Dallas Contemporary (2021); Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle (2021); Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans (2018); Depaul Art Museum, Chicago (2018); Rhode Island School of Design Museum (2017); and Studio Museum in Harlem (2016).
RECENT EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS
HOST Series The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center \ Solo Exhibition
(RHY)PISTEMOLOGY (OR, TO KNOW THROUGH THE RHYTHM) Ground Floor Theatre, Fusebox Festival \ April 12-13, 2023 \ Austin, TX\ Screening
An Evening with Ariel René Jackson Museum of Modern Art \ May 9, 2022 \ New York, NY \ Screening
Remember This House: A global story \ Artpace \ San Antonio, TX \ Solo Exhibition
Tending Land \ Digital Arts Resource Centre (Formerly SAW Video) \ Ottawa, ON, Canada \ Group Exhibition
A Welcoming Place \ Women & Their Work \ Austin, TX \ Solo Exhibition
A way back home \ IDEA Lab, UT Austin's Black Studies \ Austin, TX \ Solo Exhibition
We are the [Hackers], Baby, [Hackers] are we \ Big Medium \ Austin, TX
Screen House \ Baltimore Museum of Art \ Baltimore, MA
A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon \ Texas Biennial \ Ruby City \ Austin, TX
Reimagining Monuments \ University of South Florida \ Tampa, FL
Descendance \ Jacob Lawrence Gallery \ Seattle, WA\ Solo Exhibition
Doubt & Imagination \ Dallas Contemporary \ Dallas, TX\ Solo Exhibition
Make America What America Must Become \ Contemporary Art Center \ New Orleans, LA
Dear Future... \ University of Northern Colorado \ Greeley, CO
Another Country \ Terrault Gallery \ Baltimore, MD
Carver's Message in Blue \ George Washington Carver Museum \ Austin, TX \ Performance
Video Series curated by Sara O'Keefe \ New Museum \ NY, NY
L O O M S curated by Partial Shade \ Sweet Pass Sculpture Park \ Dallas, TX
In Practice:Other Objects curated by Gee Wesley \ SculptureCenter \ NY, NY
A Recounting:Data, Disinformation & Blackness curated by Elisa Durrette \ Guerrero Gallery \ San Francisco, CA
Cage Match Project VIII:Color Composition (Installation)\ Museum of Human Achievement \ Austin, TX
All I See Is Blue (performance)with Michael J. Love \ CUE Art Foundation \ NY, NY
Original Language curated by Natasha Marie Llorens \ CUE Art Foundation \ NY, NY
Constructing the Break curated by Allison Glenn \ Contemporary Art Center \ New Orleans, LA
Out of Easy Reach curated by Allison Glenn \ Depaul Art Museum \ Chicago, IL