Education:

• North Carolina Central University

• Marygrove College – B.A. , Art

 

Honors:

•Kresge arts fellow - drawing (2019)

•Red Bull Arts Detroit micro grant awardee(2019) 

•Honored as a “Modern Man” by Black Enterprise magazine(2016) 

• North Carolina Central University “40 under 40” alumni honoree (2014) 

• Grand Prize winner at Michigan Fine Arts Competition (2013)

• Winner of the NABJ Moneta Sleet Jr. photo competition (2009)

• National Emmy Award winner for New Approaches in a Regional Documentary (2008)

• Local Emmy Award winner (2008, 2010)

• Michigan Press Photographer of the Year (2008) (1st African-American honoree)

• Work honored by the NABJ, SPJ, AP, SND, MPPA, and NPPA (2002-2010)  

• Awarded Black College “Best Photography” two consecutive years (2001-2002)

 

Fellowships/Residency:

•Fine Art Residency  – Red Bull House of Art Cycle 8  (2014) (fine arts)

•Hearst Visiting Professional – UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism (2013) (photo editing)

•Newspaper Association of America Minority Fellow – Poynter (2011) (management academy)

•New York Times Leadership Academy/Maynard Fellow – Harvard University (2009) (newsroom management)

•Newspaper Association of America Minority Fellow – Poynter (2008) (photo editing)

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions:

 

2018

 

• “Beyond the Balcony” Group Exhibit for National Civil Rights Museum, Arts Village, Memphis, TN

• “Connections” Group Exhibit, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

• “Gasoline Rainbow, Group Exhibit, Gold/scopophilia*, Montclair, NJ (Oct 2018)

 

 

2017

 

• “Detroit Grind” Group Exhibit, Rush Arts, Chelsea, NY

• “LAX/DTW” Group Exhibit, Inner State Gallery, Detroit, MI

• “Murals in the Market” Group Exhibit, Inner State Gallery, Detroit, MI

• “Now and Then: Artists Contemplate the Summer of 1967” Group Exhibit, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI

• “Evidence of things not Seen” Group Exhibit, College for Creative Studies (Nov 2017)

 

 

2016

 

• “We See” Group Exhibit, College for Creative Studies

• “A Collision of Art, Literacy, and Community” Group Exhibit, Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit – MOCAD)

• “15 Steps” (drawing show) Group Exhibit, Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, MI

• “Friends of Friends” Group Exhibit, Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, MI

• “Fly Away” Solo Show, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

• “Detroiter” Group Exhibit, Heron Arts, San Francisco, CA

 

 

2015

 

• “City Life” (juror) Group Exhibit, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI

• “We Have A Dream” Group Exhibit, Inner State Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

2014

 

• “ART 75” Group Exhibit, North Carolina Central University Museum of Art

• “Harnnett Biennial of American Prints” Group Exhibit, University of Richmond 

• ArtPrize, Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI

• “Avec Plaisir” Group Exhibit, NCA Gallery, Detroit, MI

• “Cycle 8 Group Exhibit”, Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, MI

• “The Print” Group Exhibit, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

• “Country Boy Thoughts” Solo Show, ArtRages Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

2013

 

• “Doorways to Detroit” Group Exhibit, Live Coal Gallery, Detroit, MI

• ArtPrize, Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI

• “75thMembers Show” Group Exhibit, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI

• “Michigan Fine Arts Competition” Group Exhibit, BBAC, Birmingham, MI (grand prize winner)

• “Project Postcard”, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

• “Our Rivers, Our Lakes” Group Exhibit, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI