EDUCATION
2015    Master of Fine Arts (Interdisciplinary Arts), Goddard College
2003    Bachelor of Arts (African Diaspora Studies), University of California, Berkeley

AWARDS/PRESS
2017    Recipient of Artist Grant by Squarespace / SeeMe
              (New York, NY)
2017    Chashama “2017 Artist in Residence” 
              (New York, NY)

2016     Recipient of Musagetes Foundation Fellowship
              (Lecce, Italy)
2016     Presenter, "Archives Matter: Queer, Feminist & Decolonial Encounters" Conference
             (Goldsmiths, University of London)
2016     Collaborator, Ryan Conarro's "Saints of Failure" live stage production
            (Residency at the Gainesville Theatre Alliance)
2012    Interview/Feature in Hycide Magazine’s Special Art Basel Edition, December
            (Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection)
2012    Subject of short film, “Danny Simmons: Collage of Imagination”
        
    (Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series / RUSH Arts Philanthropic Foundation)
2012    Recipient of Independent Makeup Artist of the Year Award
            (RAW Artists, Brooklyn)
2012    Work featured on back cover of Hycide Magazine’s “Sex” Edition, February
2011    Subject of Short Documentary, “Skin”
           
 (PBS/World Compass, Director, Laura Checkoway)
2001    Illustrator, "From Girl to Goddess" 
             (UC Berkeley Empowering Women of Color Conference) 

EXHIBTIONS
2017    “Memento Mori” - Performative Installation presented at the Chashama Gala (NY, NY)
2016    “Afro 198: a tribute to Sun Ra” - Performative Installation presented at Redbull Sound Select’s 30 Days in LA / AFROPUNK (LA, CA)
2016    “LMNL” – Performative Installation presented at AFROPUNK (ATL, GA)
2016    “Bones & Flowers” Performative Installation presented at Ashe Cultural Arts Center (NO, LA)
2015    “HEAVENLY BODIES” - MFA Graduate Presentation & Exhibit, Ode To Babel (BK, NY)
2013     Performative Installation presented at Rush Arts Gallery  
              
“Hycide” Magazine, “The Art Issue” release party (Chelsea, NY)
2012    “The Black & White Ball” Performative Installation presented at RAW Artists Showcase (BK, NY) 
2012     Performative Installation presented at Aljira, Center for Contemporary Art
              
“Hycide” Magazine, “The Sex Issue” release party (Newark, NJ)
2012    “Solstice” Performative installation presented at RAW Artists Showcase (BK, NY)
2012     Group show, “The Blend” produced by RAW Artists Showcase (BK, NY) 
2012     Group show, Townhouse Art Gallery (BK, NY)
2011    “HAIL MARY: LA” Performative Installation & Exhibit at Bradford Stewart Contemporary Art Gallery (LA, CA) 
2011    “HAIL MARY: a triptych” Performative Installation & Exhibit at Blink (BK, NY)
2011    Group Show, “She’s Got The Right Stuff – Women In Comics” Medialia Gallery (NY, NY)

COLLECTIONS
Danny Simmons Collection, Brooklyn, NY
Bradford Stewart Contemporary Art Gallery Collection, Los Angeles, CA

LIVE/STAGE
2014    MUA – Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons “Procession”
            (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – Carrie Mae Weems Retrospective)
2013    MUA“Shelley Nicole's blaKbüshe live show
            (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
2012    MUA - “Betty’s Story: a tribute to Betty Davis” 
            (Brooklyn Museum & Apollo Theatre)
2011     MUA - “Betty Davis Retrospective” produced by Black Rock Coalition
            (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, FILM/VIDEO
2017    Key MUA – “Random Acts of Flyness” Pilot
             (Media MVMT / Director, Terence Nance)
2017    Body Painter / Head MUA– “Piu Piu” Short Film
             
(Media MVMT / Director, Naima Ramos) 
2016    Bodypainter – “Egyptian Second Line” Short Film
             (Nicholas Payton / Paytone Records, Director, Ayanna Bassiouni) 

2016    Key MUA – “They Charge for the Sun” Short Film
             (LA Film Independent, Project: Involve, Director, Terence Nance)

2014    Bodypainter – “So Alone & Cold Afternoon” Art Film
             (The Dig / Media MVMT / Director, Terence Nance)
2013    Bodypainter – “Motorola Project” Documentary Short, featuring Storyboard P
             (Droga5 / Media MVMT / Director, Terence Nance)

2013    MUA & Bodypainter –“Goodies” Music Video, Cakes da Killa, premiered on
              interviewmagazine.com (Mishka Records / Director, Ja’Tovia Gary)

2013    Special Effects MUA –“Suicide by Sunlight”, Web Series Promo
             (Independent / Director, Nikyatu Jusu)
2012    MUA & Bodypainter –“The Postman” Music Video by Melissa Laveaux
             (Media MVMT / Director, Terence Nance)

2011    Special Effects MUA –“Black Swan Theory” Short Film
             (Shadow & Act / Director, Nikyatu Jusu)