"By Way of Revolution"

2019 Solo Exhibition @ Michigan State University's SCENE Metrospace Gallery, with performance at the MSU Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI


"By Way of Revolution" is an interdisciplinary series that utilizes the mediums of collage, installation, video, performance, and social engagement to address the inherited histories of protest that inform contemporary social movements. As a 2018-2019 Artist in Residence of Critical Race Theory at Michigan State University, I exhibited this series at the campus gallery, with a live performance at the MSU Broad Art Museum. The exhibition also included the premier of my video project, "The Call." Considered a "living exhibition," the project evolved over its seven week installment, with an active schedule of programs in collaboration with Black Lives Matter of Michigan and MSU women of color lead organizations, including Women of Color Initiatives, Sister Circle, Black Student Union, MSU Black Book creators, and Women Embodied Knowledge Forum.

The Ready

Documentation of a socially engaged art series 

2019


The Ready includes free community programs related to the By Way of Revolution series that are facilitated as a collaboration between myself and local women of color lead organizations. The events are related to the most pressing needs of their community, as interpreted by the organizations. During my recent exhibition at Michigan State University, ten events took place, including a People’s Assembly Brunch by Black Lives Matter of Michigan; a wellness retreat by NYC’s Harriet’s Apothecary; Black Student Union’s monthly meeting, and a performance workshop that I lead for the student group Sister Circle.