About the Artist

My work explores what it means to live in today’s society as a survivor of sexual violence as well as the obstacles we experience daily. My paintings celebrate femmes by highlighting their healing journey, and to fight the stigma that surrounds sexual violence and trauma, I tell mine and others’ stories of abuse and struggle with mental health. 

One in four girls will be molested before the age of eighteen, and as many as ninety percent will never speak about it. As someone who spent years in silence before speaking up, my artwork is the exact opposite of silent. I use bright colors, florals, and figurative elements to show the strength and beauty of the feminine spirit in efforts tohelp others feel empowered.

Despite the adversity, Femmes are resilient. We must continue to shareour stories, not only so we can work toward putting an end to these injustices, but so other survivors know they are not alone.

Selected Press

VoyageATL Magazine Interview

February 26, 2019

10 Artists You Should be Following on Instagram

December 24, 2018

Survivors II

My CV

Education

2014-2018 Bachelor of Arts, BFA, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, Georgia

Exhibitions

2020: "The Divine Feminine: Title IX", The Primary Movement, Atlanta, GA 

2020: "Love Show", K.A. Artist Shop, Athens, GA

2019: "Art In The Dark", The Art Place, Marietta, GA

2019: "Paint Like A Girl", Facet Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2019: "Phases", The Bakery, Atlanta, GA

2019: "Steal It", The Art Place, Marietta, GA

2019: "Yes Ma'am", The Bakery, Atlanta, GA

2019: "The Emoji Art Show", Atlanta, GA

2019: "Everything | Nothing", Dunwoody, GA

2018: "Unequivocal", Leland Dorothy Gallery, Milledgeville, GA

2018: "Through Her Eyes", The Women's Center, Milledgeville, Georgia.

2018: "The Peacock Feet's Unveiling Ceremony", The Depot, Milledgeville, Georgia.

2018: "Pop-Up Women's Center Exhibition", The Women's Center, Milledgeville, Georgia.

2018: "Silver Linings", Health and Science Building, Milledgeville, Georgia.

2017: Solo Exhibition, Blackbird Coffee, Milledgeville, Georgia.

2017: Featured Work, "Georgia College Capital Campaign Gala", Milledgeville, Georgia.

2017: "Pop-Up Sculpture Exhibition", Georgia College Front Campus, Milledgeville, Georgia. 

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