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Selected Works
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Biography:

Born: June 23, 1951 Dekalb, Mississippi

EDUCATION:
Master in Fine Arts, 1990, Kent State University (Honors
College), Kent, Ohio;
Concentration: Printmaking and Painting
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1987, Cleveland Institute of Art,
Cleveland, Ohio
Major: Drawing Minor: Printmaking
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
One-Person Shows
2006
Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA – Paintings, Prints,
Drawings
Binney & Smith Gallery, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
(Paintings, Prints, Drawing)_
2005
McQuade Art Gallery, Merrimack College (Prints.
Drawings, Painting)
2003
Gallery Ami&Kanoko, Osaka, Japan, (Prints and Books)
MCS Gallery, Easton, PA, Jazz works,( Mixed Media)
2002
Williams Gallery at George St. PlayHouse, New Brunswick,
NJ, (Prints)
Dizyners Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, (Mixed Media)
Open Spaces Gallery, Allentown, PA,
(Prints/Paintings/Installation) (1987-2002)
David A. Portlock Cultural Center, Lafayette College,
Easton, PA, ( Prints)

Group Shows
2007
Innovation and Creativity in Printmaking: Selections from the Archives of the Experimental Printmaking Institute. Payne Hurd
Gallery, Allentown, October 22, 2006-Feb 4, 2007 [exhibition &brochure].
More Than a Book. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England, January 2007 [exhibition & brochure].
Innovation and Creativity in Printmaking: Selections from the Archives of the Experimental Printmaking Institute. Morristown
Library, Morristown, NJ, February 2007 [exhibition & brochure].
Martin Gordon Gallery Auction, Phoenix, AZ, May 2007 [catalogue]
More Than a Book. Centro Cultural, San Jose Costa Rica, May 2007 [exhibition& poster].
Innovation and Creativity in Printmaking: Selections from the Archives of the Experimental Printmaking Institute. National
Black Arts Festival-Woodruff Art Center, Atlanta, GA, July 2007 [exhibition, poster, brochure].
2006
More Than a Book. Skillman Library, Williams Center Art Gallery, Easton, PA, October 2006
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City-Book Arts
Noyes Art Museum, Oceanville, NJ, Books
SoHo Creative, New York City, NY, Prints & Books
Centro Cultural, San Jose, Costa Rica, Book Arts
Cleveland Artists Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Prints
Cummings Foundation, New York City, NY, Prints & Books
African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA, Prints
40 Acres Gallery, Oak Park, Sacramento, CA, Prints
African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA, Painting
Museo de Arts Regional, Mexico City, MX, Drawings. Prints, Paintings
(Red Love exhibition)
2005
Kent State University Gallery, Kent, OH (Prints)
AIR Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA (Prints)
Center Space Gallery, High Museum, Atlanta, Ga (Prints)
African American Museum in Philadelphia, (Painting)
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (Print)
Binney & Smith Gallery, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA (Prints)
Group Shows
2004
Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, (Prints)
Heights Art Gallery, Cleveland Hts, OH (Prints)
Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park MD, (Prints)
Center Space Gallery, Woodruff CTR, High Museum, Atlanta, GA, (Prints)
Williams Art Center Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, (Prints)
Lincoln Art Center, Rockland, ME, (Prints/Mixed Media)
Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA, (Prints/ Mixed Media)
Heights Arts Gallery, Cleveland Hts, OH, (Prints)
Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA, (Prints)
2003
Westnorth Studio, Baltimore, MD, (Prints/Mixed Media)
Kent Place Gallery, Kent School, Summit, NJ, (Prints)
Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY, (Prints/Mixed Media)
Heights Art Gallery, Cleveland Hts, OH, (Prints)
Musart Gallery, Atlanta, GA (Paintings)
Brandywine Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Prints)
Gallery Saoh & Tomas, Tokyo, Japan (Mixed Media)
Williams Center Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA (Prints)
Brandywine Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, (Prints)
National Black Art Show, Puck Bldg, New York, NY (Paintings/Prints)
2002
Museo De Art Diseno Contemporaneo, Sane Jose, Costa Rica, (Artist Books)
Dizyners Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Transformations: EPI – collaborations (Prints and Installation)
Winsome International Arts, Orlando, FL, Artists who paint Jazz,( Prints and Drawings)
AIR Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, (Artist Books)
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA, (Painting on loan and display)
Banana Factory Gallery, Bethlehem, PA (Artist Books)
MCS Gallery, Easton, PA, (Print Portfolio)

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Hunterdon Art Museum
Rodale Corporation, Allentown, PA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Cleveland Art Association, Cleveland, OH
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
Museo De Arte Diseno Contemoraneo, San Jose, Costa Rica
Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Steele Collection, Baltimore, Maryland, Private
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
David C. Driskell Collection
The Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation, Allentown, PA
Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Harrisburg, PA
WHYY Radio Station, Lehigh Valley, PA
The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Skillman Library, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Governor’s Mansion West Virginia
Federal Reserve Bank, Cleveland, Ohio
Foundation of Culture Rodolfo Morales, Oaxaca, Mexico
Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Taller de Artes Plasticas Rufino Tamayo, Oaxaca, Mexico
The Discovery Museum of Art and Science, Bridgeport, Connecticut
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Morehouse College, Atlanta Georgia
Printmaking Workshop, New York, New York
Kaiser Permeanente Corporate Collection, Cleveland, Ohio
National Conference of Christians and Jews, Corporate Office, NY, NY
Fannie Mae Partnership Offices, Hartford, Connecticut
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Hartford, Connecticut
Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Lewis Tanner Moore Collection, Warrington, Pennsylvania
Evan-Tibbs Collection, Washington, DC

GRANTS & AWARDS:
2006- James E. Lennertz Prize for Exceptional Teaching and Mentoring
2004 - Pennsylvania Council for The Arts (S.O.S.) grant Lafayette College Marquis Distinguished Teaching Award, May
2003 - Lee Pesky Foundation Grant, EPI-Summer Institute Program, March
2002 - Pittsburgh Foundation Grant, EPI-Master Artist/Master Printmakers Portfolio, Oct Tague Family Fund Gift, EPI- Artist in Residency Program, June
2000 - City of Easton Grant, Lehigh Valley Fine Arts Portfolio, Feb
1999 - Carl R. Ingeborg Beidleman Research Award, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, May Fine Arts award, Fine Arts Commission of Bethlehem, PA, Experimental Printmaking Institute, May
1996 - Experimental Printmaking Grant, Pesky Foundation
1992 - Fulbright Group Ghana Trip
1990 - N.E.A. Fellowship recipient (one-year fellowship at the Robert Blackburn Printshop, New York, New York)
Member of the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, the Kent State Honors College, and recipient of the 1990 Mary McLeod Bethume Award for Scholarship
1986 - Who’s Who in Art International
1981 - Outstanding Young Men in America
In addition to the above-noted grants, I have received numerous awards through Lafayette’s Academic Research Committee.

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