After creating art for more than 30 years, I returned to school at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, where I earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in May 1998. Subsequently, I began work as a postdoctoral fellow in the art department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1999-2001). Currently, I am an Associate Professor of Studio Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
My works have been featured in over 250 solo and group exhibitions in venues across the country including exhibitions at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado; Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and The World Bank, District of Columbia.
I have received grants and fellowships from many sources, including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center- Arts/Industry Program (2003-2004); the North Carolina Arts Council (1991-1992, 2001-2002); the Lannan Foundation (1995); Phillip Morris Corporation (1996-1998); University of North Carolina (1999-2001); and the McColl Center for Visual Arts Residency (2000). In addition to these grants and fellowships, my work is included in over 60 corporate and public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee; the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; the Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.