awards & residencies

Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Grant, DC Commission on Arts & Humanities, 2021 & 2023

Wherewithal Research Grant, Washington Project for the Arts, 2020

EMERGENYC Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, 2019

Institut Français Artist Lauréate, 2018

École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris Cergy Fellowship, 2017

Lari Pittman Grant, 2015

Palos Verdes Art Center Director’s Special Recognition Award, 2014

The Hearst Foundation Grant, 2014

Otis College of Art & Design Named Grant, 2014

Susan G. Komen Foundation & Beats for Boobs Featured Artist, 2012

Int’l Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, 2010

RAWartist Artist of the Year Nominee, 2009

solo exhibitions

collective finds of inanimacy, Art of Noize, Washington, DC, 2019

who cares about black girls where white shadows fall?, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2016

Faces: An intimate portrait of Black folks in America, Altadena Public Library Gallery, Altadena, CA, 2010

group exhibitions

Labor of Fire, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC, 2024

Dynamism, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, 2023-2024

Ritual & Habitual, The Floating Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2023

Dakar Biennale, Marché International de l’Art Africain, Dakar, Senegal, 2022

Hairtage, Cypress College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2021-2022

MFA Biennial, City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA, 2015

Blk Grrrl Book Fair, Cielo Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

photoLA, L.A. Mart, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Now Trending, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA, 2014

Variations of a Whole, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA, 2014

Interstice, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA, 2014

photoLA, L.A. Mart, Los Angeles, CA, 2014

Davis Feminist Film Festival, Consortium for Research of Women, Davis, CA, 2013

LA Rebellion: Revisited, Mayme Clayton Museum, Culver City, CA, 2013

Beats for Boobs: a breast cancer fund, The Avalon, Hollywood, CA, 2012

Honoring Women’s Rights, National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA, 2012

Davis Feminist Film Festival, Consortium for Research of Women, Davis, CA, 2012

Revolutionary Visions, Jean Deleage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2012

Bunker Hill, Bunker Hill Magazine, Los Angeles, CA, 2011

Mujeres de Maiz, Los Angeles, CA, 2009-2011

The Craft, RAWartists, Los Angeles, CA, 2010

public collections

BAILA Getty Boxes at The Getty, Getty Museum Photography Department, Los Angeles, CA

artist talks & speaking engagements

Artist Thrive Summit, 2023

Cypress College, Cypress, CA, 2021 & 2022

Weave, Aspen Institute, Washington, DC, 2021

Art of Noize, Washington, DC 2019

Capitol Hill Days, Population Connection Action Fund, Washington, DC, 2019

Girls, Inc., Washington, DC, 2019

Feminist Magazine, KPFK 90.7, Los Angeles, CA, 2018 & 2022

Ecole Supérieur de Journalisme, Paris, France, 2017


Signage, WhimWham Theatre, Washington, DC, 2020

Amendment: Knell of a Nation, Evolution Revolution LLC, Washington, DC, 2020

Compliment Sandwich, Evolution Revolution LLC, New York, NY, 2019

G.E.T., Bocar Freeman Films, Paris, France, 2018

FLUX CONTROL, Evolution Revolution LLC, Paris, France, 2018

The Milky Way, Precious Metals Creative, USA, 2008-2017

Cheek by Jowl, Renee Petropoulos at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles, CA, 2016

Ritual Portals at the Mezzanine, Project Space 2920, Los Angeles, CA, 2016

In Dreams: The Living Museum – Margaret Washington’s Accidental Acceptance of Action

Brea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2016

Pretty Little Girl, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, CA, 2015

Jamaica T. Jones, Nzinga Kadalie Kemp/LifeBoheme Productions, Los Angeles, CA, 2014

Stop Cheating On Me, VV Productions, Los Angeles, CA, 2012

Women Are From Venus, The Cirelle Group, Los Angeles, CA, 2011

Collaboratory VIII: Order To Go, Japanese American Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2010

One Night Only, Playhouse Theaters, Los Angeles, CA, 2009

Collaboratory VIII: Order To Go, Baldwin Hills Overlook, Los Angeles, CA, 2009

press & television appearances

Doin’ it For The People, DFTP Podcast, London, England, 2021

Mujeres de Maiz, MdM Online, Los Angeles, CA, 2021

LA Weekly - Hairtage, Culture Pick, LA Weekly Newspaper, Los Angeles, CA, 2021

Justice By Any Means, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders, TV One, Silver Spring, MD, 2016

BAILA Zine – The Code Issue, BAILA, Los Angeles, CA, 2016

Pretty.Period, Yaba Blay, Blackprint Media, Philadelphia, PA, 2014-2015

Black History Cultural Guide, L.A. Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA, 2010-16

CNN – Black in America, Soledad O’Brien, CNN New York, 2013

(1)ne Drop, Yaba Blay, Blackprint Media, Philadelphia, PA, 2013 & 2021

Black Cotton, Black Cotton Publishing, Los Angeles, CA, 2013


School of Art, George Mason University, Adjunct Professor, 2021-present

fluidity, Art-centered Educational Program, 2017-present

Sankofa City Summer School, University of Chicago, 2017

Film and Video Teacher Assistant, Otis College of Art & Design, 2014-2015


W.A.G.E. Working Artist and the Greater Economy

Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders

Weavers, Aspen Institute

KAOS Network


RFC, Re-flect Re-calibrate Podcast on the Genealogy of Artivism


Master of Fine Arts, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Science, St. John’s University, New York

Business and Spanish Diploma, Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Life, Ongoing, Everywhere