I have served as Co-Curator and Consulting Curator for a variety of exhibitions and institutions. During my time as the Consulting Curator for the Columbia Museum of Art, I worked with a number of collections and artists, developing programming, facilitating dialogue, and giving talks. I am currently collaborating with several cultural heritage institutions in and around Gainesville, FL, to create exhibitions which lift up critical narratives and artists.
Harn Museum of Art, 2021
Shadow to Substance creates a chronological arc from the past to the present into the future using historical photographs from the Harn Museum and UF Smathers Library collections and through the lens of Black photographers working today. It examines Jim Crow Florida, the Great Migration, the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter. But it does so through images that expand ideas around healing, myth, intimacy, joy, resistance and rebirth. This exhibition is co-curated by myself, Dr. Carol McCusker, and doctoral candidate Kimberly Williams.
The Historic Thomas Center, 2021
I served as the consulting curator for the exhibition of the Thomas Center’s first permanent collection, which explores the work of celebrated Gainesville folk artist Alyne Harris, whose art draws on her heritage, spirituality, and past.
Columbia Museum of Art, 2016
I served as the Consulting Curator at the Columbia Museum of Art for the for the Spoken Gallery of African-American Art in the Collection. Though a multiplicity of media, the artists of Spoken reflected on their definitions of selfhood and expression of Blackness.
Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter
Columbia Museum of Art, 2017
Columbia African-American artist Tyrone Geter debuted a series of large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings in this one-person show of approximately two dozen works. Geter’s work is heavily influenced by his mother’s history and legacy.
The Art of Joseph Norman
Columbia Museum of Art, 2015
An exhibition highlighting a collection of lithographs by Joseph Norman, one of the most important African-American lithographers of his generation.