EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts in Photography

2005 Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Entrepreneur                                                                                                                                                           2017- present

Founder of Mateza Gallery LLC.

I create art by “any means necessary”, sell art on Etsy.com and sell and curate exhibitions specifically for Mateza Gallery in select spaces throughout Cleveland, Ohio. Our practice is to be sustainable and eco-friendly when creating and exhibiting artwork.

Cofounder                                                                                                                                                              2009 -present

The Visit Arts Collective

We are Visionary Installers Sharing Inspired Thoughts. We create experiential exhibitions, installations, and educational programs incorporating music, poetry, dance, and the visual arts to engage the participant and challenge their notions of the Black experience through the arts. We also create sustainable income for our members and artists we invite to participate in our exhibitions while maintaining sustainable and eco-friendly practices.

Art Instructo                                                                                                                                                          2015 - present

 ArtHouse Inc.

I Create and implement a curriculum that adheres to Ohio’s Academic Content Standards in mixed media and Ceramic Arts for youth between the ages of 6-18 for the Cleveland Municipal School District area schools. I teach the basic skill in hand-building in ceramics while building individual skill levels with clay materials. Also introduce students to art across cultures, art history, and criticism.

Photographer                                                                                                                                                             2016 - present

 Rachel Davis Fine Art Auction House

I am responsible for photographing all Oil Paintings, Fine Art Prints, books, and various objects and artworks from a myriad of artists. All images are photographed for reproduction in online media, print, and catalogs for upcoming auctions and online sales.

Art Instructor                                                                                                                                                               2006 - present

 Rainey Institute

I Create and implement a curriculum for the Summer Arts and Saturday Arts Program that adhere to Ohio’s Academic Content Standards in the Visual Arts. Teach courses in general art, photography, and ceramics for youth between the ages of 3-18 years. 

Art Instructor                                                                                                                                                                 2017 - present

 Broadway School of Music

I Create and implement a curriculum for the Summer Arts and Saturday Arts Program that adhere to Ohio’s Academic Content Standards in the Visual Arts. Teach courses in general art, photography, and ceramics for youth between the ages of 3-18 years. 

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