Curriculum Vitae

Education

M.A., Visual & Critical Studies          Projected Completion May 2021
Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Full Fellowship Award

B.S., Art History                                   May 2019
Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Minor in Museum Studies
  • 3.73 cumulative GPA

Professional Experience

Gallery Assistant        May 2016-Present
Fed Galleries @ KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

Research Assistant      September 2016-February 2017
Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

Curatorial Experience

Indigenous Future Dreaming     August 2018-December 2018
Kendall College of Art & Design
Featuring work by four Indigenous KCAD students (including self) considering
our connections with tradition and our hopes for the future, acknowledging we are not “vanishing” and continue to resist erasure.

Resilient Women Arts Collective  April 2014-June 2014
Lantern Coffee Bar
Featuring work by women and non-binary/genderqueer artists (including self) creating work around the issue and recovery/survival from sexual violence.

Selected Published Writing

“A Legacy of Love: Selections from The Mabel Perkins Collection at the Grand Rapids Art Museum”
On H.A.C.K.                                     March 2019

“More of This, Please: Making Space for Equity”
On Cultured.GR                              April 2018

“’Art and the Mind’ Offers Little About Art, Questionable Information on the Mind”
On Cultured.GR                              January 2018

“Gender, Disability, & Unapologetic Blackness: Afrofuturism’s Brave New World, The Last Angel of History, and Ambiguities of Identity in The Matrix”
In Rigorous                                     October 2017

“Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian, Muskegon Museum of Art”
On H.A.C.K.                                      August 2017

“Black Femme Lesbian Identities in the Paintings & Photography of Mickalene Thomas”
In Rigorous                                       July 2017

“’Art & Healing’ Exhibition at KCAD Offers Different Perspective”
On The Rapidian                              March 2017

“’US IS THEM’ Asks Hard Questions & Seeks Communal Solutions
On H.A.C.K.                                        February 2017

“Watching You Watch Art: Gallery Guard Reflections”
On H.A.C.K.                                         October 2015

“Why a White Poet Should Not Be Attempting to Reclaim the ‘N-Word’”
On Hyperallergic                                 May 2015

“Who Are the Rightful Owners of Artifacts of Oppression”
On Hyperallergic                                  May 2015

“Art, Magic, and Pagan Theology”
On Patheos Public Square                   February 2015

Conference Presentations & Other Talks

“Lalla Essaydi & Self-Representation,” presented at Fed Galleries @ KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI January 22, 2019.

“’You Should Wear Your Revolution’: Why Jae Jarrell’s Revolutionary Style Matters,” presented at the Grand Rapids Undergraduate Art History Symposium, Grand Rapids, MI, April 13, 2018.

Honors and Awards

MAVCS Full Fellowship Award                                 2019-2020
KCAD Merit Scholarship                                            2016-2019
Grand Rapids Trans Foundation Scholarship       2016-2019
VanSteenberg Endowed Scholarship                      2018
Dr. Stanford Stoddard Family Scholarship            2017-2018

Memberships

KCAD Art History Club                                       2018-Present
CAA (formerly College Art Association)          2018-Present