I am a fiber artist and designer examining what lies at the intersection of memory and perception: the inherent flexibility, fallibility, and influence of memories in the face of time and experience. In an effort to use textile practices as a complex and multifaceted language, I prefer to work with slow hand processes and many layers in order to create an atmosphere for my materials that grants each layer the room to obstruct or influence the ones around it. In this way, my work strives to make tangible the impressionable nature of memory, (un)certainty, and thought. My most recent works focus on creating small, home-like structures using improvisational basket weaving techniques. Each piece carves out a physical home for the personal attributes that I am working to hold space for in my life: attributes such as solace, hope, uncertainty, and perspective. 

My interests also include: modern spirituality and contemplative practices; gender identity and social constructs; the outskirts of sexual and relationship practices; gentrification and urban development; and responsible public art and skill sharing. I am interested in taking place in the human lineage of historic practices: preserving obsolete hand processes and working to be a conduit of inherited knowledge. It is my hope that through this, I will unearth or manifest paths combining science, spirituality, sexuality, and craft practices. 

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Bookbinding, Kudzu harvesting and weaving, dyes for natural and synthetic fibers, basket weaving, crochet, netting, knitting, braiding, embroidery, hand and machine sewing, tapestry weaving, felting. 

Project design, planning, coordination, and implementation. Time and cost calculation using Microsoft Excel. Creative problem solving. Interpersonal communication and leadership.                                         


 2016 - Present   Studio Assistant to Sonya Yong James

- Assist in assembly of large textile sculptural installation for the US Embassy in Mauritania through the Art in Embassies program.

- Lead assistant in development and production of braided room dividers for Bacchanalia.

- Assist in research and development for incoming commissions.

- Assist in production and assembly of the artist's work.

- Assist in intern recruitment, wrangling, and scheduling. 

2012 – 2016    Production Manager, Bookbinder and Product Designer

Blue Sky Papers / Claire Magnolia

- Training and overseeing book binding team.

- Keeping organizational structures current and efficient.

- Managing process improvement.

- Designing new products.

- Designing menu books for local restaurants.

- Binding guest books and photo albums

-Materials used: Bookcloth, leather, silk, wood, velvet.


2014 – 2016      University Assistant – Textiles Department

Georgia State University

- Cleaning and organizing Textiles Studio.

- Maintaining MSDS records.

- Monitoring safe practices of students.

- Mixing MX, Prosperse, and Transperse dyes.

- Maintaining appropriate levels of chemicals.

- Designing posters for department events using Photoshop.

- Assisting instructors on special projects, such as helping warp the looms.


2013                   Studio Assistant to Junco Sato Pollack

Penland School of Crafts- Kudzu Weaving Workshop

- Learn and re-create Karen warping techniques for use on back strap loom.

- Assist in teaching to harvest, cook, process, and weave with Kudzu fibers.



2012 - 2016                      Georgia State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Textiles

Institutional GPA: 4.18

2011                            Savannah College of Art and Design

Institutional GPA: 4.3



2011                            Savannah College of Art and Design

- Artistic Honors Scholarship



2017   Pasadena, CA  4th Annual Level Ground Film + Art Festival Pasadena

"59" Live Art Soiree

Curated by:

- Leslie Foster, experimental filmmaker


2016    Nashville, TN   2nd Annual Level Ground Film + Art Festival Nashville

Exploring Ritual Art Gallery

Curated by:

- Leslie Foster, experimental filmmaker


2016     Murray, KY      Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends 2016

Clara M. Eagle Gallery- Murray State University

Juried by:

- Arturo Alonzo Sandoval


2016     Atlanta, GA     New Kids on the Block – A Student Art Exhibition

Eyedrum Gallery

Juried by:

- Pastiche Lumumba, Director of The Low Museum

- Maxwell Sebastian, visual artist

- Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, Curator and Visiting Assistant Professor of Curatorial Studies at Spelman College


2016     Atlanta, GA      GSU Thread Count

Mammal Gallery

Juried by:

- Mary Quinn Templeton - Design Consultant: MQPM

- Sonya Yong James - Owner: Modern Fiber Lab

- Brian Egan - Owner: Mammal Gallery


2014     Atlanta, GA     New Kids on the Block – A Student Art Exhibition

Mint Gallery

Juried by:

- Michael White, Director of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at GSU

- Dr. Arturo Lindsay, the Chair at Spelman College Department of Art and Art History



2016                Ten Southern Alt Artists to Look Out for in 2016,  Sunni Johnson for Wussy Mag.




References upon request.