To provide a tangible showcase of my work, I’ve included a portfolio of my most recent projects. Take a moment to explore below, and reach out if you’re interested in learning more about what I have to offer. I am incredibly interested in promoting marginalized perspectives in art spaces.
Dreams and Nightmares
"Dreams and Nightmares," is an exhibition that can best be described through the artists' statement, "Painting can be my dream or nightmare analysis as I read into and reconsider my own processes. The objects that captivate us are ripe with social life, violence, and memory. Painting and looking are ways to excavate the untold but embodied history I carry as a black woman in America." -- Céline Aziza Kaldas Anderson Something that I am incredibly passionate about is perspective, and specifically creating spaces through my curatorial work for marginalized perspectives to shine. This is why I invited two poets, Ashley Rhame, and Phoebe Mariam to read their powerful works about blackness, womanhood, and the South at the opening of the exhibition.
The Curatorial Project
A semester-long project which culminated to an exhibition at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. A class of seventeen curators got together to create an exhibition which focused on the inherent nuances within the theme of "Ceremony." My group focused on the small ceremonies found in the mundane. Our section, entitled "Elevating the Everyday," featured the work of artists Steve Prince, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol among others.
Phosphene is an exhibition that is meant to shed light on the work of young female and gender non-conforming artists. The show features four artists, Sydney Barton, Peyton Stanley, Isa Long, and Gabi Thiam. All four of these artists have spent time living in Virginia, three out of four are living, working, or grew up in the Roanoke valley community. Roanoke is a vibrant and ever-growing town, filled with people who have diverse backgrounds and interests. While this is represented in Roanoke’s art community, gallery spaces and representation is still dominated by older white men. This show is a push for the cultivation of inclusivity and innovation among the Roanoke art community.