October 2018- Present           

 University of Oxford

                The Ruskin School of Art- DPhil in Fine Arts

October 2016- June 2017         

University of Oxford

                 The Ruskin School of Art- Postgraduate (Distinction)

August 2013- May 2016       

Rochester Institute of Technology    

                 Fine arts: Ceramics and Printmaking// Minor Theatre Art

Exhibitions and Commissions

November 2018-   Present        

                 Commission: Shape Arts Unlimited

                 Cyborg Ceramics

September 2018                

Deptford X Platform Artist

                  Evocation of Buked- Live Performance

April 2018                           

Kastamonu University

                  International Exhibition (ceramic and glass)

  • Oxford University

April 2017             

 Elastic Performance Festival

                  Group Performance Exhibition


May 2017             

Oxford Anagama Project

                  Artist and Volunteer kiln technician

  • Rochester Institute of Technology

May 2016               


  Group Exhibition    

May 2015                            

New Forms Interactive Performance Art         

Fine Arts Annual Walkthrough                

December 2014                 

 Hearth Group Exhibition                    

May 2014                            

School for American Crafts Annual Walkthrough    

August 2014                       

Work Study Scholarship                    

Penland School of Crafts, Bakersville, North Carolina

 Mississippi University for Women    

2012- 2013                                         

Columbus Arts Council

MUW Ceramic Exhibition

Market Street Festival                    

River Walk Festival

City of Columbus Events

Student Show

Mississippi Collegiate Show

Raising Awareness Events, Breast Cancer and Mental Health

Sponsored different women each month to help fund mammograms

Sponsored children at St. Jude’s Hospital monthly for cancer treatment

Mentored women with disabilities and supported them in transitioning from group homes and gaining independence working towards education

Empty Bowls Volunteer, Raised awareness for hunger in foreign countries, Donated bowls


November 2018-   January 2019

Young Women’s Music Project


November 2018        

Colouring the Rainbow: How Artists of Colour are Queer-ying Art


April 2018                    

Kastamonu University

            Visiting Artist: Wheel throwing and screen printing transfer demostration

Feb 2018                       

Wadham College: Visions Conference


Nov 2017-Feb 2018    

Oxford Disability Law and Policy Project

            Graphic Designer

Oct 2017- Feb 2018    

ROAR Disability Arts Festival Coordinator

            Ark T Centre

  • Research and Development in communal art sector and disability arts movement

  • Art facilitation

  • Grant writing

  • Project development

  • Recruitment

  • Festival Coordination

  • Networking outside of Oxford to promote the festival and young people


July 2017-Sept 2017   

ROAR Disability Arts Festival Coordinator

            Ark T Centre, Oxford

  • Coordinate workshops with local organizations in communal art sector

  • Coordinate guest speakers from outside of Oxford

  • Curate the festival in provided space

  • Curate exhibition for young people

  • Grant writing

  • Lead monthly meetings with partner organizations

  • Development of leadership for Young Roarsome Collective

  • Recruitment


April 2016                   

Diversity Theatre


May 2015                    

 Imagine RIT Photographer

Fine Arts Department, Volunteer

  • Documented the activities for the fine arts department

  • New Forms Interactive Performance art

  • Sculpture department iron pour

September 2014        

Cat Clay, Rochester, New York     

Ceramic Internship

  • Assisted artist with studio practices

  • Hand building techniques

August 2014               

Penland School of Crafts, Bakersville, North Carolina     

Work Study Scholarship, Development

  • Assisted the Annual Benefit Auction staff

  • Handled phone calls for donations

August 2014               

Penland School of Crafts, Bakersville, North Carolina     

Ceramics Class, Advanced

  • Kathy King

Decorating surface, wheel throwing, and history of ceramics

May 2014                    

Imagine RIT Demonstrating Artist    

Prepare a demo, throwing techniques and surface decorating. Engaging conversations with the audience about processes in ceramics

July 2012- May 2013      

 Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, Mississippi    

     Office Assistant and Educational Instructor

  • Produced advertisements

  • Fielded incoming phone calls

  • Managed front desk area, including sales

  • Participated coordination of weekly programs

  • Taught summer art camp for students ages 9- 18 (Ceramics, painting, and drawing)

  • Participated in gallery set-up in preparation of shows

  • Developed and produced independent show

October 2011-May 2013     

 Mississippi University for Women Housing and Resident Life Department

     Office Assistant    


  • Monitored and received incoming phone calls to the department

  • Guided students through the application process and directed to appropriate resources

  • Managed filing system

  • Developed marketing tools such as flyers and advertisements

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