I am a conceptual artist, researcher, storyteller, and educator of Afrofuturism and Black Islam based in Baltimore, MD.

Read more about me here.

  1. Intermedia + Digital Art MFA graduate
  2. 5+ years of arts education experience
  3. Awards-nominated podcast producer



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TEACHING

Dedicated to arts education in museums and non-profits, I identify as a teaching artist who prioritizes marginalized Baltimore youth. I have over 5 years of experience in research, outreach, curriculum building, content development, and organizational programming. From animation to zine-making, I have taught all age ranges from elementary school to the collegiate level. Partnering with entities such as Baltimore City Public Schools to ACLU-MD, here are just a few of the projects that have stuck out in my years of arts education.


VISITING ARTIST / GUEST LECTURER


I visited Danielle Damico’s “Foundations for Immersive Storytelling” course to share my art practice, a mini exhibition of   #AllRappersGoToHeaven, and an augmented reality (AR) demonstation via Unity and SparkAR. 

The assignment was for each student to make an associative montage between an image and gif, “creating meaning not contained in the images themselves.”
OCT 2022

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

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VARIOUS ART ACTIVITIES


I work directly with the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Advancements and Public Programs departments to create and implement engaging and fun art-making activities, via online instructional videos and in-person events, relevant to current exhibitions and Collections for various external stakeholders.

Watch cyanotype video based on Valerie Maynard’s Lost and Found retrospective for Corporate Council Night here.

NOTE: SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming  Community Day to celebrate the exhibition opening of A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration where I will host an art-making workshop on Sunday, Oct 30, 2022.
OCT 2022
JUL 2021
MAY 2021
DEC 2020

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART 

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THE ART OF STOP-MOTION ANIMATION


These 2D animations were produced by middle and high school students of all levels. Through the course of a week, I led 14 young people towards the goal of a minute-long animation; The first year (Summer 2019, led by Stephen Bradley) using arts and crafts provided at UMBC and the second year (Summer 2020, assisted by Camille Olliverre) repurposing found objects virtually due to COVID-19.

Watch student-made short films here.
JUN 2020
JUN 2019

UMBC SUMMER ENRICHMENT ACADEMY

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STRENGTH TO LOVE II FARM BRANDING 


During the Summer 2018 Youth Works session, the Design Team set out to develop brand and marketing materials for a local Baltimore-based organization. We chose Strength to Love II Farm in the Sandtown-Winchester community to address food insecurity and better inform the neighborhood’s residents on how to incorporate raw veggies into their diet.
SUMMER 2018

WIDE ANGLE YOUTH MEDIA

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THE SKIN WE’RE IN


Students from local middle schools gathered at the Orleans branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library to learn graphic design and Black American history. They worked individually and in pairs to create a two-page spread, choosing topics that were personally important to them on the theme Why Black Lives Matter. Using their learned knowledge of history, research, and design, they created this 18 page zine.

Read full zine here
SPRING 2018

WIDE ANGLE YOUTH MEDIA

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STOP THE PLASTIC MONSTER


Students from TU Assistant Professor Lynn Tomlinson's Animation Action Lab course and high school students from WAYM's Design and Video Teams met for a series of workshops to create a short animation on the environmental harms of plastic pollution. In addition to assisting students where needed, my involvement in these films include development of creative content, preparing cut out materials, video editing, and upkeep of release forms and student documentation.
SPRING 2017

WIDE ANGLE YOUTH MEDIA + TOWSON UNIVERSITY

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ABCs NOT SUSPENSIONS


Upon learning that pre-k through 2nd grade students were receiving harsh punishment for petty offenses, WAYM's Design Time took it upon themselves to address the issue. After research and information provided by the Maryland Coalition To Reform School Discipline, students created this door hanger to persuade legislators in Annapolis, Maryland to vote in favor of House Bill 425, prohibiting the suspension and/or expulsion of pre-k through 2nd graders.
FALL 2017

WIDE ANGLE YOUTH MEDIA

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