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CV

 

Born in Kingston, Jamaica.

Lives and works in Los Angeles County.

EDUCATION

2021                      MFA, California State University Long Beach, CA. 

2012-2015          Cuesta Community College, San Luis Obispo, CA. (Continuing Education)

2007                     BA, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.  

2001                     AA, Broward Community College, Davie FL. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

California State University, Long Beach

2022–Present    Lecturer

                               • Collaboration across disciplines to develop assignments in conjunction with the Figure Drawing studio class.

                               • Deliver art education lectures to undergraduate and graduate college students employing the LTS program.

                               • Examines the principles and elements of Three-Dimensional Design leveraging digital fabrication techniques.

                               • Instruct Life Sculpture classes modeling from a live model employing techniques from ceramic sculpture and lifecasting.

                               • Delivered lectures on conceptual art practices such as installation, video, sound, and performance art.

                               • Counseled undergraduate and graduate students regarding educational and professional goals.

                               • Designed lectures utilizing Ubuntu and Critical Pedagogies, to promote interconnectedness, community, and inclusivity,

                               fostering a solid foundation for student empathy and understanding.

 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2024                     Conference Production Manager

                               • Provided strategic support to the Executive Director and Chair of the CIMAM Conference Committee, ensuring organizational alignment.

                               • Directed seamless event logistics for the CIMAM Board Meeting, hospitality events, and a five-day conference for 250+ international                                            museum guests.

                               • Collaborated closely with CIMAM's executive office and partner institutions (MOCA, Hammer, LACMA) to create a cohesive event                                              experience.

                               • Procured and coordinated audio-visual and photographic documentation, including translators, ensuring timely file delivery.

                               • Developed logistical arrangements for enriching city tours to peer institutions, museums, galleries, and artist studios.

                               • Managed visa correspondence, procured conference materials, and ensured professional signage.

                               • Facilitated effective communication with venue staff to maintain the conference schedule.

                               • Worked closely with MOCA Curatorial Administrator to manage billing and accounting, ensuring budget adherence.

 

Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Los Angeles

2022–2023        Executive Project Assistant

                               • Led the exhibition of a multi-million-dollar 28000-ton public art sculpture. Head the exhibition operations for six weeks.

                               • Support the artist estate closely with the Director and Managing Partner with administrative and operational duties.

                               • Manage project elements, scope, budgets, cost controls, and action items to keep projects within set restraints.

                               • Draft commission, consignment, exhibition, and fabrication agreements.

                               • Oversee several ongoing DAF projects, including tracking construction milestones and project phases with non-profit

                               organizations in California, Mexico, and Italy.

                               • Maintained a comprehensive database of artist artworks, publications, and exhibition records in an up-to-date database.

                               • Prepared and tracked performance contracts while tracking artists’ payments, royalties, and commissions.

                               • Acted as the Project Lead between the artist, gallery, and philanthropist for a climate initiative public art project.

 

California State University, Long Beach

2019–2021          Teaching Assistant / Research Assistant / Visual Moderator / Instructional Studio Assistant

                               • Facilitated student projects using digital fabrication techniques employing 3D Printer, Laser Cutter, and CNC machines.

                               • Utilized NVivo software to establish a coded database for research data.

                               • Guided students through various public art practices and assisted with qualitative research methodologies.

                               • Moderated artist-led lecture series examining art practices and art trends.

                               • Conducted and supervised listening and inclusion series for students to openly discuss diversity, equity, access, and

                                inclusion issues across the College of Art faculty and staff.

EXHIBITIONS

2023                     Swept Away: Love Letter to a Surrogate(s), LG 18, Santa Monica

2021                      UBUNTU, Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, Long Beach

2021                      Alloy, Harold Missoni Gallery, San Luis Obispo

2021                      Grad, CSULB School of Art, Long Beach

2021                      FRESH 2021, SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles

2021                      Long Beach Augmented Reality Challenge, Harvey Milk Park, Long Beach

2021                      Insights 2021, CSULB School of Art, Long Beach

2021                      5th Annual Alpay Scholarship Exhibition, Palos Verdes

2021                      Untitled 2021, Werby Gallery, Long Beach

2019                      Pillow Project, College of Art Galleries Plaza, CSU, Long Beach

2019                      HOME, College of Arts Galleries Plaza, CSU, Long Beach

2019                      HOME, Merlino Gallery, Long Beach

2019                      Relatively Calm, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles

2019                      Change, Gatov Gallery, Long Beach

2018                      Asphyxia of Free Speech, Chora Gallery, Long Beach

2018                      Mindfulness, Chora Gallery, Long Beach

2018                      human freedom of speech wall, University Art Museum, Long Beach

2015                      Annual Student Juried Show, CalPoly University Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo

2015                      Making-Space-For-Free-Play, CalPoly University Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo

2015                      Room To Grow, CalPoly University Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo

2015                      Annual Student Show, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo

2014                      Annual Student Show, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo

2013                      Juried Show, Morro Bay Art Association, Morro Bay

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES 

2024                     Artist-In-Residency Program, Center for Contemporary Ceramics, Long Beach

2022                     Distinguished Achievement in Creativity Activity Award, Long Beach

2021                      City of Long Beach Artist Grant, Long Beach

2021                      Graduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activity Award, Long Beach

2021                      Distinguished Achievement in Creative Activity Award, Long Beach

2020                     Werby Endowed Scholarship, Long Beach

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS 

2023                     Artist Talk, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo

2022                     Moderator, Race Matters, San Luis Obispo

2021                      Presenter, Art History Symposium, California State University, Long Beach

2021                      Artist talk, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo

2021-2022          Moderator, Listening and Inclusion Series, California State University, Long Beach

 

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA 

2021                      Daily Forty-Niner, Multimedia, California State University

2021                      KSBY, California's Central Coast, Local News, 11:35 AM

2021                      Primary Magazine, Volume 1, nicolaalee, Pillow Project (2020)

2021                      5th Annual Alpay Scholarship Exhibition, Palos VerdesArt Center,

2018                      Cal State Long Beach Students Protest Museum Director’s Firing, Hyperallergic

2018                      American Monument, Caleameo, (Pg 50, 53-54)

2018                      New Student Art Exhibit up at Cuesta, Annual Student Art Exhibition, Paso Robles Daily News

2015                      Cal Poly University Art Gallery, Annual Juried Student Exhibit, NewTimes SLO

 

AFFILIATIONS 

2021-Present      Active Council Member, Harold J. Miossi Gallery, San Luis Obispo

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