PRACTICE/ WORK EXPERIENCE:
Black Aristocratic Art Founder| New York Times
I created Black Aristocrat Art blog, a collection of digital archives, paintings, short videos, educational resources, and events. This content highlights African Europeans who were pioneers, aristocrats, generals, abolitionists, entrepreneurs and prolific for being anything but slaves, or victims of colonization. My blog has featured on the New York Times style section
Tate Gallery| How to Series:
Trinity Gallery – London – July 2022
As a Tate supplier, I present the episode “How to Paint a Flower Like a Pre-Raphaelite” for Tate’s “How To” Series, demonstrating the painting process and materials needed to achieve this.
London – 2021
English Heritage commissioned a series of portraits depicting six historic figures from the African diaspora whose stories have contributed to England’s rich history. I was commissioned to paint James Chappelle. The documentary received publicity from the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph and many other outlets.
The World Reimagined:
July London – 2022
“The World Reimagined” is an art education project with Yinka Shonibare being the founding artist of the first globe in The World Reimagined Trails. My globe titled “Dear Archives” features in the trail in Birmingham.
Trinity Studios| 6 Months Residency:
Trinity Art Studio – London – July-December 2021
Working with Ian Felton, owner of Trinity Gallery and Studio, I was given space to complete my 200cm x 160cm painting titled “Allegories of Africa”.
Yinka Shonibare Studios Intern:
South Bermondsy – London – spring 2019
Curating with Kitty Beamish who oversees a studio of a renowned British & Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, curating for summer shows and future shows
Learning Department Tour Guide:
Royal Naval College – London – June to July 2013
Learning department – touring school visitors, home schooled students and international tourists around the painted halls, Cutty Sark and chapel. This included personal demonstrations of life drawings with students
Wimbledon College of Arts UAL:
Wimbledon – London – 2017 to 2020
Art Graduate BA Fine Art: Painting
The National Gallery| Degazine:
Leicester Square – London – 2020
My artwork exhibited at the Degazine event and published in The National Gallery’s ‘Degazine’ zine, which has also been published internationally.
Copeland Gallery| The State of Things:
Copeland Park & Bussey Building – London – October 2019
For the UAL Arts Union’s Black History Month, ‘The State of Things’, my series of paintings ‘Dear Archives’ was exhibited
Window Galleries| Reflections:
Central Saint Martins – London – 2020
Culture, creativity, and resilience are at the core of this year’s Black History Month exhibition. My Latest quarantine work on display from "Dear Archives"
Painting Our Past | English Heritage:
Kirby Hall - Corby – June-November 2021
My Painting of “James Chappelle” was exhibited at Kirby Hall in memory of his legacy while he lived in the mansion.
Collective Processes| Ronan McKenzie
Gucci Circolo – London – December 2021
My paintings “The Nuanced Architect” and my Self Portrait were exhibited at Gucci Circolo
Faces of The Homeland| Coningsby Gallery
Coningsby Gallery – London – February 2022
My paintings “Honourable Women of Slayage” and “The Athlete” were exhibited.
Trinity Art Gallery
London – May 2022
I exhibited my latest painting “Allegories of Africa” in my series “Dear Archives”, produced in Trinity Studio.
Prunella Clough prize (nominee)
Tate – London – June 2019
The award is in honour of artist and WCA lecturer, Prunella Clough
Bute Street Festival| Hat Factory
Hat Factory Art Centre – Luton – April 2022
My series “Dear Archives” was exhibited, and was nominated 2nd place in the awards