How is the City your studio? "As a native Chicagoan, I am continuously inspired by the physical landscapes of the city, as well as the social histories of these diverse spaces. Chicago’s urban fabric, and the experiences of African-Americans constructing, navigating, and resisting that fabric, are source material for my creative and pedagogical practices. Through community-based work with youth and adults, and independent studio-based practice and research, I position Chicago’s built environment as fertile territory for public dialogue and collective social action. In the end, I am interested in connecting citizens to learn about, envision, and create the communal spaces they truly desire for the city."
Featured Artist Portrait by Joe Mazza | Brave Lux Chicago