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Objective

I work to create beauty to highlight cultural systems through community-integration and interactive place-making. My works are guided by inspiring “awe”, wonder, and a connection to our shared experiences. The creation of work is deeply rooted in pillars of care for the Self, the Communities, and the Environment.

Through Arts facilitation, I utilize Restorative Practices, integration of Science Technology, Math, Arts, and Engineering (STEAM), Maker Ethos, and open-source skill-share philosophy to integrate fine motor skill development into expressionary practices. I work with a variety of mediums including: textiles, fashion, accessories, painting, screen-printing, letterpress, woodworking, bookbinding, large-scale murals, ceramics, and installations. A majority of facilitation work highlights systems of oppression and cycles of liberation in relation to race, gender and class. Facilitation work is done through intensive collaboration and advocacy with the use of public spaces. Through these cohesive attempts at inclusion we can use the Arts as a tool and a language to express, share, ease our social ails with purposeful connection. I believe all society has a right to equal access, exposure and participation in the Arts.

Education & Mentorship

        Artist Apprentice:

                 2015-present, Artist Dan Fontes, muralist

                2018-2019 Artist John Pugh, Trompe-l'œil muralist

        2002 B.A. Cultural Studies of Dress & Gender, University of Massachusetts,

Amherst, MA, mentorship of Nelson Stevens of Africobra

        2008 Bookbinding Course, California College of Arts, Continuing Education

        2013 Restorative Practices Training, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA

        2018-19 Ceramics Studio Lab Class, ArtVale, Oakland, CA

2020-21 Fab Lab training, Adult Education, Oakland, CA

        Youth Mentorship:

                2007- present open to youth ages 15-25 through a variety of community partnerships

Exhibitions

2021 Return to Discolandia, works on vinyl by 200 artists, 111 Minna, San Francisco CA

2020-21 10X10, 100 Bay area Influential Female Artists, Faultline Artspace, Oakland, CA

2020 Carpe Diem Paris, Group Work Online Exhibition, benefit Covid-19 vaccine research

2020 Game of Shrooms, Scavenger Hunt, High Fructose Magazine

2020, Towards Justice, Group Online Exhibition, Rock Paper Scissors Collective

2019 Mae Macau, Group Exhibition, Macau Encontro, Macau, & San Francisco Exhibition

2019-present Artist, Guardian of Wonder Project, globally located ceramics, guardianofwonder.com 

2013-2019 Hands and Pants, Collaborative exhibition with John Casey, Collaborations with John Casey, Gallery 85, San Jose, CA, Rare Bird, Faultline Artspace, Oakland CA

2019 Exhibiting Artist, 60 Artists, Nielson Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2019 Exhibition of Hearts, Textile Works on Display, Econojam, Oakland, CA

2019 It’s only ART, Group Exhibition,14th St Supply, Oakland, CA

2018 ShapeShifters, Group Show with Chris Granillo, Mis En Place, Oakland, CA

2017 Small Art Show, Group Exhibition, Warehouse 416, Oakland, CA

2016 Fully Collaborated, Group Show of Collaborations, Faultline Artspace, Oakland, CA

2016 Viral:25 years since Rodney King, group exhibition, SPARK, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Pinball Squared, Group Exhibition, Pacific Pinball Museum, Alameda, CA

2016 Home? Artists and Displacement, Group Exhibition, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015 Group Exhibition, Installation and Projection Artist, No Justice No Service, SEIU commissions, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

2015 Group Exhibition, Oaktown, Elyse Wiener Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014 Group Exhibition, Save it for a Rainy Day, Trees, Oakland, CA

2014 Group Exhibition, Get Small, Session Space, Oakland, CA

2014 Group Exhibition, Framework, Faultline ArtSpace, Oakland, CA

2014 Group Exhibition, Till Death Do Us Part I and II, Somar & SoleSpace, Oakland, CA

2014 Group Exhibition, X (ten years), Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA

2014 Group Exhibition, 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA

2013/14 Group Exhibition, Printmaker’s Picnic, Mosswood Park, Oakland, CA

2013 Collective’s Show, The Third Mind, Representative Artist from Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Big Umbrella Studios, San Francisco, CA

2012 Solo Display, Jewelry and small textiles, Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, City of Oakland Sponsored, CA

2012 Solo Show, Redux, Alameda, CA

2012 Group Exhibition, Box Art Project, Fundraising Show, ProArts, Oakland, CA

2011 Group Exhibition, Hands on Healing, Presented by SEIU, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Art and Music in the Gardens at Lake Merritt, Native Butterfly Installations, Collaboration with artist Dan Fontes, youth artists Naima Yi, & Liliana Herrera, Oakland, CA

2010 Group Exhibition, Knuckles Kicks and Boards, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland,   CA

        2010 Group Exhibition, The Gran Pachanga, Fundraising Show, 111 Minna, San

Francisco

        2010 Group Exhibition, Expressions of Constraint, ABCo Artspace, Oakland, CA

        2010 Group Exhibition, Paint by Number, WE Artspace, Oakland, CA

2010 Group Exhibition, Memories of Oakland, WE Artspace, Oakland, CA

2009 Group Exhibition with Rock Paper Scissors Collective, ZineMart, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

2009 Group Exhibition, WE Artspace, Group Oakland, CA

        2009 Featured Artist, Chillin Productions 11th annual Art show, San Francisco, CA

2009 Lead Facilitator, Intersection for the Arts, GirlSource Collaborative Puzzle, San Francisco, CA

2009 Challenges of Champions, Reflections on Oakland Homicides, on public exhibition                 every month of 2009, Oakland, CA

2008 Oakland Art Murmur, Interactive Street Production, Native Plants and Animal Cutouts Community Art Project Oakland, CA

2008-09 Installation Artist, Reflections on Oakland Homicides, Community Interactive Art Project, Power to the Peaceful, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

        2008 Challenges of Champions, Oakland Art and Soul, Community Art Project, Oakland CA

        2008 Group Show, The Mill, Santa Cruz, CA

        2008 Global Menagerie, Mama Buzz Café, Oakland, CA

        2006 Mobile Mural Artist, Peace Festival Tour, Power to the Peaceful, San Francisco, CA

Murals & Public Work

2020 Black Joy Matters Mural, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, Oakland, CA

2020 Mural, Art on Balboa, a collaboration with businesses during Covid19 to prevent vandalism, San Francisco, CA

2020 Mural, Collaborative 5 story Dragon Mural, Redding Elementary, San Francisco, CA

2019 Mural, Ferns and Fiddleheads, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, Oakland, CA

2019 Project Lead, Brown Girl Surf Mural, a collaboration with Oakland High School Students, Oakland, CA

2019 Mural Restoration Assistant, Lead Artist Dan Fontes, Salud, Girosol Mission Dolores Senior Apts, San Francisco, CA

2018 Mural Restoration, Lead Artist Dan Fontes, Salud!, Bethany Senior Center, San Francisco, CA

2018 Mural Restoration, Lead Artist Dan Fontes, Giraphics, CalTrans, Oakland, CA

2018 Mural Restoration, Lead Artist Dan Fontes, Zebra Murals, CalTrans, Oakland, CA

2018 Mural Assistant, Lead artist Daryll Pierce, Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco CA

2018 Mural Artist, Community Bank of the Bay, Oakland, CA

2018 Mural, About the Music, Neighborhood Music and Dancing Festival, Oakland, CA

2018 Laurel Planter Murals, Oakland, CA

2018 Mural Assistant to John Pugh, Denver Zoo Mural, CO

2017 Mural Assistant to John Pugh, Theater in the Round, Minneapolis MN

2017 Mural Assistant to Dan Fontes, Life Chiropractic College, Hayward, CA

2016 Artist,  Ghost in the Redwoods, Artwork to benefit East Bay Regional Parks District trail systems, Oakland, CA

2016 Lead Mural Artist, NFL Super Bowl Mural and Live Painting with Mentors and Oakland Youth, Market Street San Francisco, CA

2015 Mural Assistant to Dan Fontes, Carrington Stairs, a Jellyfish Mural, Keep Oakland Beautiful, Oakland, CA

2015 Teacher, Mural Arts, Camp 510, ages 5-13, Oakland, CA

2014 Mural, AMA preschool and day Care, Oakland, CA

2013 Mural, Public Mural and Writing Collaboration about gentrification with Meg Claudel, Commissioned by In Situ in collaboration with Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

2012 Teaching Mural Artist, 5th Grade, Arts and Science integration on native birds, Emerson Elementary, Oakland, CA

2011 Lead Artist, KABOOM playground building, Native Butterfly Elements & Mural, Wade Johnson Park, Oakland, CA

2011 Mural, District Four Courtland Creek Enhancement Project with ACE Arts and local youth, Oakland, CA

2010 Lead Artist, Neighborhood Banner for Best of the East Bay, Dimond District, Oakland, CA

2010 Lead Mobile Mural Artist, Oaktoberfest Interactive City Structure, for the Dimond Improvement Association, Oakland, CA

        2010 Lead Artist, Mural at Raymond Kimball Park in collaboration with Jewish Community Services SF and City of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

        2010 Lead Artist, Community Painting, Dia de los Ninos with KQED and Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation, Oakland, CA

2010 Lead Artists, Community Mural at the Marriott with MOCHA, Oakland, CA

2009 Recipient, City of Oakland Open Proposals Commission, Open Circle Foundation

        Brookdale Mural Project collaboration with Oakland’s Office of Parks and Recreation

2009 Butterflies of the East Bay, community installation project, Allendale Park,         Oakland, CA

2009 Lead Artist, Dimond Gateway Mural, MacArthur and Lincoln Ave., Oakland, CA

        2009 Lead Artist, Brookdale Community Cutouts at Brookdale Recreation Center, Oakland, CA

        2009 Mural & Visual Arts instructor at LPS College Park (Castlemont Campus)

2009 Mural instructor for What Now America Saturday School Program, KIPP Elementary, Oakland, CA

        2008 Guest Mural Artist, Art & Social Justice, Irvington High School, Fremont, CA

2008 Fall, Community Muralist, Sausal on My Mind, Lion’s Pool at Dimond Park, Oakland, CA

2008 Lead Artist and Project Manager, Puzzle in the Park, A Community Art installation to reclaim a park in the midst of violence at Nicol Park, Oakland, CA

        2007 & 2008 Guest Art Instructor, Mural Program, Renaissance High School, Watsonville, CA

2007 Lead Artis, Rainforest Mural, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Sebastopol, CA

Publications & Zines

2019 Illustration Contributor, Abortion Self Care, collaboration for SF General Hospital, CA

2018 Editor, Illustration, and Compilation They Say We Choose the Concrete, stories from Houseless, collaboration with Bay Area Community Services, Oakland, CA

2016 Publication Director and Graphic Designer, Lost and Found, a zine on Oakland, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

2015 Facilitator, Colonization and Gentrification-Youth Reflections, Zine, Oakland, CA

2014 Cover Artist, Women Warriors, Limited Edition Alternative Print Series, Oakland, CA

2013  Mentor Reflection, Open Me, Self Publication, Jessie Wheaton, New York, NY

2011 Featured Cultural Arts Blog, Cultural Policy Blog Salon, Emerging Artists Professionals, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

        2011 Zyzzyva Spring Issue, Selected Photography Works

2010 Selected Featured Artist, First 1 to 3 Records, Limited Edition Publication, Contributing Artist, Necklace of Lights, Oakland, CA

        2007-present Illustrator, Children’s book series, written by Diane McCarthy

Arlington’s Dream, Evvy, Independent Book Award Winner, 2009 Including hand bound Limited Edition

2007 Illustrator, White Plains Green Concepts, Website Illustration Design, City of White         Planes, NY

2005 Comic Series, various academic Feminist Journals, written by Diana Russell

2000-2002 Political Comic Series, Eastern Massachusetts Indy Media, via Internet Journal

Awards

2014 Youth Program Director, Award For Best Non Profit for Youth, Inner City Advisors and Oakland Youth Friendly Businesses, Oakland CA

2013 Recipient, East Bay Community Foundation, Grant for Invented Birds Project (sculpture)

2012 Oakland’s Hometown Hero, Bay Area News Group

2012 Fashion Artist In Residence, Saint Vincent de Paul, Alameda County

2010 Recipient, City of Oakland, Individual Artist Grant

Curation & Production

2019 Production Assistant, Good Omen Market, Oakland, CA

2018- present Production Team, Lead Workshops organizer East Bay Alternative Book and Zinefest, Oakland, CA

2018 Project Lead, Created with Oakland Public School Students, Oakland Public Library Media Mobile, Oakland, CA

2017-18 Production Lead, Roshambonanza, A Local Arts Festival, Oakland, CA

2017 Production Lead Vegan Cupcake Bake-off, Oakland, CA

2017 Lead Organizing Team, Dimond Lights Community Market, Oakland CA

2016 Lead Curator, HOME?, a group exhibition to raise awareness around Homelessness in the Bay Area, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016 Producer and Educational facilitator, “Viral, 25 years since Rodney King”, SPARC, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Lead Curator, Youth Pop-Up Shop, a youth retail store, Flightdeck, Oakland, CA

2015 Lead Education and Curation, Lit Paths-tracking our personal migration, 10 High School age youth participants in a multimedia exhibition, Dia de Los Muertos, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

2014 Curator, Super Awesome Salon: Zine and Print Culture, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

2014 Curator, Montclair vacant storefront buildings, Oakland, CA

2012- present Curatorial Team, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA

2013 Facilitator, Alternative Print and Zine Culture, Estria Foundation, Estria Battle, Drefremery Park, Oakland, CA

2012 Lead Curator, ReCreate, Museum of Children’s Art, Oakland, CA

2012 Lead Curator, Elias Duchowny, Youth Art Show, Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

2012 Curator, Living Concrete, A live mural painting featuring apprentice and mentor Urban Artists, Oakland Museum of California

2012 Curator, Live Painting, Mentors and Apprentices, Life is Living Festival, Defremery Park, Oakland, CA

2011 Lead Curator, Art in the Gardens, Friends of Lake Merritt Gardens Fundraiser, Oakland, CA

Teaching & Community

2017- present Arts Teacher, Craft-a-thon, an annual day of crafting and classes with Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA

2014-present Drawn Together, Participating Artist, Fairyland Benefit, Oakland, CA

2012-present Arts Program Coordinator, Studio Art, Art History, Textiles, Advanced Art, MetWest Public High School, Oakland, CA

2020 Silkscreen Workshop facilitator, Redding Elementary School, San Francisco, CA

2019 Facilitator, Pride Banners, Collaboration with Oakland Art Murmur, Oakland, CA

2019 Artist, Save the Rainforest, Berkeley Chalk and Chocolate Festival, Berkeley, CA

2019 Organizer, Party in the Park, Artists Alley, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, Oakland CA

2018-present Co-Presenter, We Are the People Conference, Arts and Revolution, Oakland, CA

2017 Sewing Instructor DIY Undies, AntiLab, Oakland, CA

2017 Crafts Director, Summer Camp, Creative IQ, San Francisco, CA

2017 Sewing Teacher, ASL interpreted workshop, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, Oakland, CA

2017 Lead Teaching Facilitator, Stencil Mural Workshop, West Oakland Public Library, Open free for all community Participation, Oakland, CA

2016 Creating Tents, a youth workshop with Paxton Gate to raise awareness around homelessness, Paxton Gate, San Francisco, CA

2016 Lead Facilitator, Political Poster Workshop, In collaborator with Patagonia, Creative Action Network, and David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA

2015 Lead Teacher, Stuffed Animals Making Class for Youth, Creative IQ, San Francisco, CA

2015 Lead Teacher, Bookbinding Class for Adults, Depot for Creative Reuse, Oakland, CA

2015 Lead Facilitator, Silk Scarf Dyeing Workshop for youth, Temescal Street Fair, Oakland, CA

2015 Presenter, Community Arts, for Foster Youth Museum, curated by Warehouse 416, at Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA

2015 Guest Silkscreen Teacher, STEAM Workshop, Black Girls Code, Techliminal, Oakland, CA

2015 OUSD Program Funding Recipient, Mobile Maker Cart and Curriculum, Oakland, CA

2015 Guest Lecturer, Restorative Practices in Arts and Social Practice Work, Center for Art and Public Life, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014 Lead Community Facilitator, Taggers by Night, Muralists by Day, East Bay Express, I do it 4 Oakland Campaign, Restorative Justice Mural with Alameda County Juvenile Justice Participants, Oakland, CA

2014 Guest Speaker, Inalienable Rights to the Arts, on behalf of Rock Paper Scissors Youth Program, A Night with Amanda Palmer, Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, CA

2014 Facilitator and Designer, Live Silkscreen Printing, Cat Video Festival, benefit for the SPCA, Oakland, CA

2014 Teacher, Printmaking and Zine Culture, Camp 510, Oakland, CA

2014 Teacher, Sewing Semester, beginning to advanced sewing and design techniques, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA

2013/14 Presenter, Community Arts in Action, for Woolman Semester School, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA

2013 Guest Printmaking Teacher, Oakland Public Library Workshop Series, Oakland, CA

2013 Guest Lecturer, Navigating Arts Institutions, Center for Art and Public Life, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2012/13 Teacher, Letterpress and its History, East Bay Zinefest, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA

2012  Presenter, Community Works, Youth Summer Program, The Crucible, Oakland, CA

2012 Featured Presenter, Arts as a form of Youth Incorporation into Public Parks, Oakland Parks Coalition, Oakland, CA

        2011 Adult Supervisor, One Oak City Youth Printing, Youth Run Business, Oakland, CA

2011 Instructor, Professional Development and Resume Building, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA

2011 Instructor, Artists Thrive-Professional Development Series for artists, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA

2011 Fashion Arts in School Program Presenter, Bridge the Bay Conference, A showcase of Enrichment Programs for Public Education, Oakland, CA

2011 Lead Artist, Mural at Defremery Pool, Open Community Painting with 200 Oakland Parks and Recreation youth, Oakland, CA

2010-11 Lead Teacher, Wearable Art and Fashion Design, Museum of Children’s Art Oakland, CA

2009-present Street Style/Dream Seams School of Fashion, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, MetWest High School (OUSD), formerly at Tassafaronga Recreation Center, Oakland, CA

        2009  Teacher, Healthy Eats Cooking Class, Brookdale Recreation Center, Oakland, CA

2008-2009 Lead Artist, United Front, a component of Challenges of Champions, Anti Gun Violence Art Project, Mosswood Recreation Center, Oakland, CA

2008 Sausal Creek Native Plant and Animal Study, Oakland Parks and Recreation, Oakland, CA

        2008 Quilting facilitator, Oakland Peace Quilt, Diamond Recreation Center After School                         Program, Oakland, CA

        2002-2004 Art Teacher, Art in Still Life, Ageless Art, Senior Activities, Santa Cruz, CA

2002 Volunteer, Rainbow Players, Department of Mental Health Theater Program at the Bang Center, Amherst, MA

2000-2002 Outreach Director, Mothership Art Collective, Amherst, MA

        1999-2002 Coordinator and Arts Teacher, Boltwood Project, Department of Mental Health,                 Amherst, MA

        

Press

2015 Spokesperson for Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Essence of Oakland: Preserving local art in the face of change”, East Bay, CA

2014 Featured Art Teacher, The Giving Tree, California Report, KQED

2013 Feature, People of Color Zine Project, Oakland, CA

November 2010, Oakland North, article on Street Style & Dream Seams School of Fashion,                 Oakland, CA

September 2010, MacArthur Metro, article on Courtland Creek Community Art Commission, Oakland, CA

June 2010, Examiner.com, article on Behold [A New Era] runway show at Studio One, Oakland, CA

March 2010, Oakland North, article on Street Style & Dream Seams School of Fashion, Oakland, CA

2010, Dimondnews, http://www.dimondnews.org/dpa., Inclusion in Public Art Plan, Oakland, CA

January 2009, Oakland Tribune, coverage of Challenges of Champions, Installation and Exhibit at ABCo ArtSpace, Oakland, CA

January 2009, KGO Radio, coverage of Challenges of Champions, Installation and Exhibit at ABCo ArtSpace, Oakland, CA

February 2009, KQED, California Report, coverage of Challenges of Champions at Rock Paper          Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA

April 2009, Oakland Tribune, Front Page, Earth Day Mural Painting at KIPP Elementary,                 Oakland, CA

Ongoing Shops & Markets

Oakland First Friday, Warehouse 416, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Nielson Framing & Gallery, Creative IQ, Good Omen Market, Roshambonanza, Patchwork

Professional

2022-Present Board Member, Finlandia Foundation Bay Area chapter, social media

2019-Present Board Member, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, Oakland, CA

2017-Present Advisor and Grant distributor, Ara Jo Memorial Fund, Oakland, CA

2012-Present Silkscreen Studio Member, Faultline Artspace in collaboration with Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA

        2011 Collective Member, Patchwerk Press, Silkscreen Shop, Oakland, CA

2009-present Coordinating Member, Youth Director, Rock Paper Scissors Collective a non hierarchical consensus based organization, Oakland, CA

        2008-2012 Board Member, Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation, Oakland, CA

        2008-present Artistic Program Director, ACE Arts, Oakland, CA

2003-present K Holohan Design, Photography, Illustrations, Announcements, Graphic Design, Binding, Paintings, Murals, Curation, Wood Working, Clothing/Accessory Design & Construction.