February 2024- Perspective Gallery- Illinois
I’m excited to have my piece "Crossroads" from my Glimmers series selected by juror Aline Smithson for the upcoming Lens 2024 exhibition at Perspective Gallery in Evanston, Illinois.
I’m humbled to have my work chosen as one of only 26 images out of 1,350 submitted.
Exhibition dates | February 29 - March 31, 2024
Opening Reception and Awards: March 2, 2024, 5 – 7 p.m.
Virtual Artists’ Talk: March 7th at 7:00 p.m. CST
February 2024- Artdoc Magazine
My piece “Overkill” from the Glimmers series is in the Creative Photography exhibition Artdoc Magazine.
"Creative Photography" is an innovative online exhibition showcasing the boundless experiments of photography. In this digital realm, we invite you to immerse yourself in various visual research, where each photographic artist shows their view on their surroundings with unique techniques. This exhibition shows the realm of creative photography that transcends traditional boundaries, offering viewers a glimpse into the diverse perspectives and interpretations of the world around us. Witness the convergence of artistry and technology as photographers harness digital tools to push the boundaries of visual storytelling, blurring the lines between reality and imagination. Each photograph serves as a window into the artist's vision, inviting viewers to see the world through the artist's eyes.
February 2024- Praxis Photo Arts Center Gallery
My piece Overkill was selected for the upcoming "Open" Exhibition at Praxis Photo Arts Center Gallery in Minneapolis and received an Honorable Mention award from the juror.
Juried by Aline Smithson, I am so pleased to be selected for this show debuting new work from my "Glimmers" series.
Exhibition dates | February 17- March 9, 2024
February 2024- Density Press- Personally Yours
Images from my series "The Lost Years" are featured in the Personally Yours exhibition in Density Press.
The exhibition features a wide range of narratives, from those grounded in the memory of deceased loved ones to renders made special by the wondrous presence of light - images based on canons of photographic history and those that showcase a grittier side of life.
January 2024- South x Southeast Gallery
My piece Half Moon was selected for the upcoming "40 Over 40" Exhibition at South by Southeast Gallery online
Juried by Elizabeth Avedon, the show features work by artists over forty demonstrating "excellence that she found visually or emotionally compelling, with a fresh point of view."
Exhibition dates | January- February, 2024
January 2024- Overlapse Publishing, London
Pleased to have my work published by Overlapse in "Stir the Pot;"
a collaborative photography and mixed-media publication. Through a serendipitous unity of differing perspectives on the theme, Stir the Pot assembles visual responses to a broad mix of feelings experienced during a period of unrest and societal turmoils.
The project constitutes a celebration of established and emerging artists, working with images and other creative disciplines, and is a culmination of solace-seeking, political fervour, and paths taken towards nourishment and healing.
Winner- Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers
I feel truly honored to be the winner of Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers in the Segregation and Human Rights category for my "Ain't I a Woman" series.
Thank you to jurors Elizabeth Avedon, Ann Jastrab and Elizabeth Krist for the recognition of my work.
The overall award winners and category winners will have work shown at the Gala Exhibition at FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona, Spain in April 2024.
2023- Photolucida Critical Mass 2023 Finalist
I am pleased to have been named a Photolucida Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist for 2023. Work from my "Ain't I a Woman" series has been shown in ten different galleries around the country in this year of my creative renaissance and I could not be more proud to have the opportunity to "Lift Every Voice" and let this body of work sing to a wider audience.
I am humbled and creatively uplifted to have my work validated at this level. Thank you to the pre-screening panel for this vote of confidence and to the jurors who had the unenviable task of choosing from all the outstanding work of my fellow photographers.
December 2023- ArtDoc Magazine- Through My Lens
Two pieces from my "I Have My Ways of Praying" series were selected for publication in the International Juried Photography Magazine ARTDOC: Through My Lens exhibition
December 2023- Southeast Center for Photography
My piece I Was Your Sister, was selected to be included in the upcoming Members exhibition at The SE Center for Photography in Greenville, South Carolina
Juried by Maria Kelly, Assistant Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta
Exhibition dates | December 1, 2023- January 27, 2024
November 2023- One Twelve Publishing: Poignant Pics Feature
I'm honored to be featured in One Twelve Publishing's Poignant Pics . I was interviewed about my photographic mixed media piece "The Kintsugi Altarpiece" by Diana Nicholette Jeon, touching on my ancestors' ties with slavery and the work I'm doing to heal this unholy legacy in my family line.
November 2023- Colorado Photographic Arts Center
My piece I Was Your Sister, was selected to be included in the upcoming "TELL ME A STORY:The Role of Storytelling in Photography Exhibition at The Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver, Colorado
Juried by Mary Statzer, Curator of Prints and Photography at the University of New Mexico Art Museum
Exhibition dates | November 30, 2023 – January 6, 2024
November 2023- Arc Gallery, San Francisco
My piece "Inner Child" is featured in "The Space Between" National Juried exhibition at Arc Gallery in San Francisco, California
Curated by Karen M. Gutfreund
Exhibition dates | November 18 to December 16, 2023
Reception | November 18, 2023
November 2023- Montpelier Arts Center, Maryland
My mixed media piece "The Kintsugi Altarpiece" is featured in the PIVOTAL: Arts and Activism exhibition at Montpelier Arts Center in Maryland, curated by the Women's Caucus for Art of Washington, DC
Exhibition dates | November 13 to January 1, 2023
Reception | December 3, 2023
October 2023- ArtDoc Magazine- Healing Nature
My two pieces "Messengers" and "Meditation" from my Biophilia series were selected for inclusion in the International Juried Photography Magazine ARTDOC: Healing Nature exhibition
October 2023- University of North Dakota
My piece "Lift Every Voice" has been selected for the
LAND, RACE, and ACTIVISM: National Juried Exhibition at the Myers Gallery of Art, University of North Dakota
Juried by Mariela Acuna- Exhibitions and Residency Manager at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Exhibition Dates: October 2 – 26, 2023
September 2023- A. Smith Gallery, Texas
September 2023- Phototrouvee Magazine
Pleased to have four pieces from my "Out of Body" mixed media series featured in Phototrouvee Magazine's "Monochromatic" Exhibition
August 2023- A. Smith Gallery, Texas
My piece "Five Thousand Summers" from the new Ghosts of Caledonia series is featured in the Landscapes exhibition at A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas.
Juror | Kevin Tully
Exhibition dates | August 4 to September 14, 2023
Reception | August 26, 2023 3pm CST YouTube video
July 2023- Decode Gallery- Tucson, Arizona
My piece "Banshee" was selected for inclusion in the International Juried Photography Exhibition DARKNESS juried by Holly Hart at Decode Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.
“Banshee” from my 2023 "Memento Mori" series was created in response to no less than seven loved ones being diagnosed or dying from cancer in the space of a few short years. A Banshee is a fairy from ancient Irish legends and her scream is believed to be an omen of death. The scream is called ‘caoine’ in Gaelic which means ‘keening’ and is a warning that there will be an imminent death in the family. A Banshee is a disembodied spirit and can appear as a pale woman wearing a white dress with shrouded long hair. The grim reality of illness and death surrounding the people I love inspired me to look directly at the Banshee without letting its keening cry overcome my own will to live and go on creating light in this world in the face of darkness.
July 8 August 5, 2023
June 2023- ArtDoc International Photography Magazine
My two pieces "Surface to Air" and "Off Grid" were selected for inclusion in the International Juried Photography Magazine ARTDOC: Enigma of Life, Issue 3: 2023.
July 2023- Women's Caucus for Art DC
My piece "Self Portrait with Some Initial Discomfort" from my "Deus Ex Machina" series was selected for inclusion in the Women's Caucus for Art DC self portrait exhibition "What Do You See When You Look at Me?" at Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo, Maryland, a US National Park Service property.
Exhibition Dates- July 7-30, 2023
June 2023- Center for Fine Art Photography
My piece "Girl From the Low Country" was selected for inclusion in the International Juried Photography Exhibition
REVISITING THE FAMILY ALBUM:Stories That Bind Us juried by Aline Smithson at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado
June 6 - December 31, 2023
Virtual Reception and Artist’s Talks | July 13, 2023
June 2023- A. Smith Gallery, Texas
My piece "Undertow" was selected for inclusion in the International Juried Photography Exhibition WATER juried by Elizabeth Avedon at A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. My piece was one of 27 selected for publication in the Fine Art Limited Edition Exhibition Book from the show.
June 23 - August 8, 2023
Reception | July 29, 2023
June 2023- Dallas Center for Photography
My piece "A New Day Begun" was selected for inclusion and won the Third Place Award in the International Juried Photography Exhibition
HOLD UP HALF THE SKY, PHOTOGRAPHS BY WOMEN juried by Aline Smithson and on display at the Dallas Center for Photography in Dallas, Texas
“I’m so excited to celebrate and shine a light on women in photography. Today, women are commanding significant recognition for their profound storytelling and ways of seeing and understanding the world. Our stories are important, and our photographs reflect an expanded and exciting time in photography. For Hold up Half the Sky, we are looking for work by ALL WOMEN regardless of age, experience, education, race, sexual orientation, or location. Our goal is to create an exhibition that reflects a broad array of approaches to creating photographs, i.e. spectacular images that tell our stories, consider our planet, or simply reflect the journey of women in today’s world.” -Aline Smithson
Opening Night Reception: JUNE 10th 6 PM – 8 PM CST
Exhibition Dates: June 10TH - June 23RD, 2023
June 2023- Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Providence
My piece "Stony the Road" was selected for inclusion in the International Juried Photography Exhibition WORDS MATTER; Found, Created or Imagined juried by John Femino, Gershon Stark & David DeMelim and on display at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts in Providence, Rhode Island
"Words Matter… an important concept, but lost on many, especially in this digital age, where lies spread faster than truth and sermons delineating the difference between Facts and Truth are all the rage. Words last long after people who spoke them have faded away… motivational, stifling, humorous or ironic the addition or inclusion of words can change how we view an image, or how we view the world."
Exhibition Dates: June 14 - July 15, 2023
June 2023- PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont
My piece "Sentry" was selected for inclusion in the International Juried Photography Exhibition QUIET LANDSCAPE jurored by
Wendi Schneider and on display at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont
"These quiet landscapes have not obscured their melodies — the artists have elevated silence, allowing us to interject imagined avian tones, wisps of wings, or a trickling of water. Thank you for allowing me to revel in your peaceful worlds. May each of us find moments of respite in these tranquil views." — Wendi Schneider
Exhibition Dates: June 8 - July 6, 2023
June 2023- Maryland State Arts Council Triennial Exhibition- Baltimore
My piece "Vine and Fig Tree" from my "Ain't I a Woman?" series was selected for inclusion in the Maryland State Arts Council Triennial Exhibition in Baltimore.
In celebration of the talented and diverse array of artists across the state, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) and Maryland Art Place (MAP) are pleased to present the third Maryland Arts Directory exhibition showcasing the high-caliber, diverse, and relevant work of Maryland’s artists and arts organizations that promote the vitality of Maryland’s arts communities. My work was selected by Visual Arts jurors Jayme McLellan - Founder and Director of Civilian Art Projects and José Ruiz – Director and Faculty, Curatorial Practices Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The exhibition will take place on three floors of the MAP building located at 218 West Saratoga Street between Park and Howard’s streets in downtown Baltimore.
The opening reception will be held Thursday, May 18 at 6pm and the exhibition runs May 18 - June 24, 2023.
May 2023- Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis
My piece "Surface to Air" was selected for inclusion and won an Honorable Mention award in the International Juried Photography Exhibition THE SHADOW ASPECT, juried by Sarah Weiss and on display at the Praxis Photo Arts Center Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota
‘Most people think that shadows follow, precede, surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses, and memories.’ - Elie Wiesel.
Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that explores the formal, conceptual, and metaphoric implications of the shadow. Submissions may focus on the shadow as pure visual form expressed through the creation of line, shape, pattern, and texture. They may also examine the cultural and psychological implications of the shadow - exploring ideas of foreboding, internal conflict, passages into the unconsciousness, or other ephemeral interpretations.
Opening Night Reception: May 20TH, 6-8 PM CST
Exhibition Dates: May 20TH - June 3RD, 2023
May 2023- Woman Made Gallery, Chicago
My piece, "Kintsukuroi" was selected for inclusion in the Woman Life Freedom exhibition juried by Shahrbanoo Hamzeh and on display from May 6 to June 3, 2023 at Woman Made Gallery- Chicago, Illinois.
'Woman Life Freedom is a slogan that the women of Iran are chanting on the streets in an unfair war with the gender apartheid regime to gain their basic human rights and bodily autonomy back. Beginning on September 16th, 2022, with Mahsa Amini’s unjust death, Iranian people have been shedding blood, sweat, and tears while protesting in the streets for freedom. We can play our part for freedom through art."
"I believe artists are able to take up the fight for women’s rights and become the voice of Iranian women. This exhibition is centered on women’s rights and is an act in solidarity with the brave women who are putting their life on the line for freedom. Inspired by the lack of awareness surrounding the more than four decades of state-sanctioned violence perpetuated by the Islamic Republic against Iranian women, I am inviting you to share your story. What needs to be heard and what needs to be changed? Our fight for women’s rights everywhere will not end until each and every one of us is free. Woman Life Freedom brings together information, conversation, and visual elements surrounding this huge fight for human rights. With this exhibition, we are hoping to elevate and add to the Iranian women’s voice."
May 2023- Hera Gallery, Rhode Island
My piece "Circle" was selected for inclusion in the Hera Gallery National Juried Exhibition "Oh, Mother" Juried by Nadiah Rivera Fellah, Associate Curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art
The word MOTHER - as both a verb and a noun - is rich and timeless, yet overdetermined, and even controversial when gendered and rendered exclusive. Mothers and motherhood have been romanticized and glorified since the Venus of Willendorf and have been the subject of representation over the ages in every ethnic, cultural, religious, spiritual, social, and environmental contexts.
What does the word MOTHER mean to you? As a child of a mother? As a witness to a mother? As a mother, or a person who mothers? As a human being deeply connected to Mother Earth? As an artist, what images does the notion of motherhood conjure up in you? Are they generous and abundant, filled with nourishment and laughter? Or are they frail, overwhelming, and Confusing? Are they filled with a sense of darkness, destruction, or a void? This exhibition at Hera Gallery will show works which examine, unravel, deconstruct, and re-write the myths of motherhood.
Exhibition Dates: May 13th- June 17th, 2023
April 2023- The Center for Photographic Art, California
My piece, "Lift Every Voice" from my "Aint' I a Woman" series was selected for inclusion in the 2023 Members Juried Exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California.
Juror Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography chose this piece of my work out of 2,200 entries to be displayed in the CPA gallery, website, and published in the 2023 MJE catalog.
The exhibition runs from April 1 – May 14, 2023.
April 2023- Rosenthal Gallery, North Carolina
My piece "Lift Every Voice" has been chosen for inclusion in the 2023 Feminist Insight: Continuing Her Story exhibition in the Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina
In this juried exhibition, artists explore the politics, struggles, adversity, and triumphs of women, past, present, and future through their visual practice.
Exhibition dates March 21 – April 29, 2023
April 2023- Marin Society of Artists, California
My piece, "Material World" is featured in the
Marin Society of Artists Exposed: Fine Art Photography Exhibition
San Rafael, California
April 1 - May 31, 2023
April 2023- Monmouth University, New Jersey
Diversity Lives Here: Representation Through Art
My piece "Lift Every Voice" will be part of an exhibition across Monmouth University campus in New Jersey from March 15, 2023, through January 1, 2024
The United States is more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Subsequently, higher education institutions are now comprised of a more diverse community. Despite an increasingly more diverse population, many colleges and universities have physical spaces that do not represent their own communities. Monmouth University is committed to change.
March 2023- D'Art Center, Virginia
Persistence V is an annual exhibition since 2019 at The d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia and features work from female artists from across the country in honor of Women’s History Month.
Come see three pieces of my newest work featured in this show that runs from March 18- April 11, 2023
March 2023- Visionary Art Collective, New York
Opening March 18, 2023 at Visionary Art Collective
How do our memories and experiences impact our work?
As artists, we often create as a tool for visual processing. In turn, our work becomes a culmination of all that we have experienced in our lives thus far. Our memories, dreams, and perceptions are woven into narratives that are deeply personal and yet still universal. In this exhibition, we are showcasing that explores the connection between memory, experience, and perception, and how those elements inspire the creative process.
Inside a Memory, Curated by Ekaterina Popova of Create! Magazine
March 2023- Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Manifesting Through the Layers
My piece "Lost In Translation" was selected for inclusion in this online exhibition featuring work whose
"visual and symbolic layers build upon meaning, texture, variety, and exploration with connective threads of the figure, elements of nature, home, comfort, identity, and psychic undercurrents within a maximalist tapestry reflecting our complex time. The figure is a punctuating note within the striations of the narrative and appears as a disrupted (or an obscured) presence. The surfaces and the chaotic interpretations serve as a mirror to the many convolutions of existence today."
Verum Ultimum Gallery - Portland, Oregon
March 2023- The Artist's Gallery, Maryland
Catch a glimpse of my newest work at an eclectic Maryland gallery as I dive back into showing my work again locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
The show runs March 1-29, 2023