CV

PRACTICE/ WORK EXPERIENCE:

 

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, and in Birmingham City Council News Article

Black Aristocratic Art Founder| New York Times

2019-2022

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.

 

English Heritage| Painting Our Past Documentary:

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.

 

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

 

EDUCATION:

Wimbledon College of Arts UAL:

Wimbledon – London – 2017 to 2020

Art Graduate BA Fine Art: Painting

 

EXHIBITIONS:

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.

 

 

AWARDS:

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