Triggered, Truth & Transformation Solo Show

My solo show, Triggered, Truth & Transformation opens this week in Auburn NY.

Exhibition Dates: March 25-May 28, 2023

Location: Schweinfurth Art Center; 205 Genesee St. Auburn, NY 13021

I will be leading a rope making workshop on April 15, 2023. Please join me

I Can’t Breathe, night view

Despite the growing commitment to racial equity, the day-to-day experiences of women of color are not improving. Women of color face similar types and frequencies of microaggressions as they did two years ago – and they remain far more likely than white women to face disrespectful and “othering” behavior.

The weight of these triggers underpins very real consequences… stress, anger, frustration, self-doubt and ultimately feelings of powerlessness and invisibility. These triggers come with a hefty toll of emotional baggage.

Extensions of rope, wrapped, knotted, woven, and embellished with recycled textiles, zip ties, ribbon and yarn, gingerly invite the audience into off the-wall conversations about the “respectability politics” of black hair.  My Emotional Baggage Carts are vessels for this racial trauma.  The act of making, weaves the sting of daily microaggressions into the cart, freeing me from these constraints.

Joyful Resistance Event This Week

Exhibition Dates: September 8 – October 7

Location: Ivy Brown Gallery; 675 Hudson St, New York, NY

Up Next… Artist Talk: Friday, September 23, 6:00-8:00pm

I’ll be sharing what Joyful Resistance means to me and how I transform disappointment into beauty and answering any questions you may have about the works in the show.

Followed by

Community Art Making: Wednesday, September 28, 3:00-6:00pm

Closing Reception: Friday, October 7, 3:00-5:00pm

Black Ballerina, September 2020, 100′ of slip half hitched chain black glitter 1/4” cotton rope, knotted with ribbon, recycled ribbon, sari ribbon, acrylic yarn, broken jewelry and 8” zip ties on bamboo ring.
64 x 14 x 2 in

March Exhibitions

Visions & Voices; Juried Show

Exhibition Dates: February 4, 2022 – May 21, 2022

Location: The Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St Dover DE 19901

Please Vote for me in the Public Art Award

Exquisite Corpse 2022 

Exhibition Dates: March 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Location: Nimbus Arts Center: 329 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ

2022 JC Friday: Art Supply Swap  

Date: Friday Mar 4, 2022 from 5:00-8:00pm

Location: Art 150 Studio #231, 150 Bay Street, enter at 1st Street and Provost St and ride the elevator up to 2nd floor.

Bring a bag of art supplies and swap it for something else.

NJSCA Fellowship Exhibition

Exhibition Dates March 22 – May 21, 2022

Opening Reception: March 26, 2022 / 6-8pm

Location: Artworks Trenton; 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 

Craft Nouveau!

Exhibition Dates: April 1, 2022 – May 28th, 2022
Opening Reception: April 16, 2022 4-8pm
Closing Reception: May 21, 2022 4-8pm

Location: Blue Lines Art; 405 Vernon Street Suite 100, Roseville, CA 95678

Emotional Baggage Carts @ Expo Chicago

The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art

Exhibition Dates: APRIL 7-10  2022

Location: Navy Pier Chicago, Booth 377

Theda Sandiford: Joyful Resistance

Exhibition Dates April 22, 2022 – June 4th, 2022

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art; 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster NJ

Sculpture Walk Springfield 2022-2023

Exhibition Dates: April 23,2022- May 21, 2023

Location: 411 N. Sherman Parkway, Springfield MO 65802.


Exhibition Dates: April 24, 2022 -May 20, 2022  

Opening Reception: Sunday April 24, 2022   1:00-4:00 PM

Location: THE GALLERY SPACE/ RAHWAY 1670 Irving St, Rahway, NJ 07065

Caution Baggage Cart

International Sculpture Day

Exhibition Date: April 30, 2022 -12-3pm

Location: Sky Garden Gallery 150 Bay Street, PH9, 10th Floor

Join me for an interactive photoshoot with Emotional Baggage Carts parked on the roof of Sky Garden Gallery

Summit Public Art: The Baggage We Carry

Public Art Installation on view through – May 2022

Location: Summit Village Green, 356 Broad Street Summit, NJ 

Three Emotional Baggage Carts are on display through May 2022.

Hiding In Plain Sight

Racial Gaslighting, hides in plain sight in everyday interactions. It subtly shifts dialog from a racist topic at hand onto the accuser – forcing me to question and re-assess my own response to racism, rather than the racism itself.

“You’re being overly dramatic.”

“Are you sure it was about race?”

“I’m sure he/she didn’t mean it like that.”

Intentional or not, these types of comments trigger a spiral of self-doubt and create a convenient way to avoid uncomfortable conversations about race.  

The constant questioning, twisting and undermining of personal experience and what I know to be true – has had a compound negative affect upon me, manifesting in insomnia, anxiety and hefty amounts of emotional baggage. Through these works, I am exercising these demons.

This exhibition explores implicit biases facing BIPOC communities and the aesthetic armor for protection I have created to shield myself.

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