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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS__________________________

2016 West of Time, Compliance Division, Portland OR
2016 Maternal Geographies, Portland Community College, Portland OR

2012 Vibrant Heirlooms, Open Door Gallery , Portland OR
2008 Navigating Keur Sadaro, Narrating Beloit, Hales Gallery, Beloit WI

2006 New Work, Gallery ABBA, Beloit WI

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS________________________

2017 Institute of What’s Possible Today, Institut Fur Alles Mogliche, Berlin Germany

2016 The Music That Makes Us, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland OR

2012 Race, Artist’s Repertory Theater, Portland OR
2007 The Empires of Curiosity, Hales Gallery, Beloit WI

2006 Annual Juried Show, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit WI

CURATORIAL PROJECTS______________________________

2017 Family Project Space, Teaching Social Practice conference, UMASS Dartmouth, New Bedford MA

2017 Family Project Space, Assembly: A Social Practice Conference, Portland OR

2017 Family Project Space, Creek College, Portland OR
2016 Williams Avenue Mapcircles, Assembly: A Social Practice Conference, Portland OR

2013 Say it Loud, Grant High School, Portland OR
2009 CityStitch: The Stateline Surveys, Pleasant Street Coffeehouse, Beloit WI

SELECTED PERFORMANCES____________________________

2017 THEMMA , Memorial Coliseum in collaboration w Anderson.Paak, Portland OR

2016 Fifty Shades of Blue and Pink, FLOCK, Portland OR
2015 We the Moon, Deep Under Ground, Portland OR
2015 Hopes and Fears for (the) State (of) Capitalism, CNN Coverage of Republican Debates at the Venetian Hotel , Las Vegas NV
2015 Underneath Men’s Fashion Week, Wanderlust, Paris France 2015 Sacred/Desecrate, Venice Biennale, Venice Italy
2014 Cotton Consumption, Bus Line #14, Portland OR
2013 Treasure Hunt Your Chest, Oregon State Capitol, Salem OR

ARTIST RESIDENCIES_________________________________

2017-Present Senegalese Association of Oregon and SW Washington, Portland OR

2015 Poa Cafe, Portland OR
2010 Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, Beloit WI
2007 Villages Des Arts, Dakar Senegal


2015-Present MFA Candidate, Art and Social Practice, Portland State University, Portland OR

2008 B.A. cum laude, Art History w/ African Studies minor, Beloit College, Beloit WI

2007 Nat’l Identity and Art, School for Int’l Training, Dakar Senegal (semester abroad)


2016-Present Gallerist, PLAT PDX, Portland OR

2015-Present Graduate Teaching Assistant, Portland State University, Portland OR

2015-Present Volunteer Art Teacher, Helen Gordon Child Development Center, Portland OR

2016-2017 Research assistant to Van Jones, The Dream Corps, Oakland CA (remote)

2009-2013 Academic/Behavior Support Specialist, Portland Public Schools, Portland OR

2012-2013 Volunteer Secretary, Urban League Young Professionals, Portland OR

2011 Pilot Program Coordinator, Neighborhood House, Portland OR

2010-2011 Painting Instructor, Saturday With the Arts, Portland OR

2008-2009 K-12 Substitute Teacher, School District of Beloit, Beloit WI

2007 Preschool English Teacher, Ecole Reine Fabiola, Dakar Senegal

AWARDS AND HONORS______________________________

2015-2017 Laurels Academic Scholarship, Portland State University

2008 Honors Term, Beloit College

2004-2008 Presidential Scholar, Beloit College

2004-2008 Dean’s List, Beloit College

2006 Nystrom Chair Search Committee, Beloit College

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS_____________________________

2011 Community Participation Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland OR

2009 Artist in Collaboration with Community Grant, Wisconsin Arts Board, Beloit WI

2009 Joint Effort Tourism Grant, Visit Beloit, Beloit WI

2007 Award, Gilman Scholarship Program, Keur Sadaro Senegal and Beloit WI

2007 International Venture Grant, Beloit College, Keur Sadaro Senegal

2005 Venture Grant, Beloit College, Aberdeen Scotland


The Urban League of Portland, Portland OR


Spoken fluency in French with written proficiency; conversational fluency in Wolof