Education

VILLA MARIA COLLEGE

BFA, Major: Integrated Arts, Minor: Fine Arts Graduated: May 2018, GPA: 3.6

Professional Experience

Visual Arts Teacher, Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology

Fall, 2019-Summer 2020

Visual Arts Teacher, PUSH Buffalo, Present

United States Coast Guard Artist (COGAP), Present

After School Visual Arts Teacher, West Buffalo Charter School, Summer 2018-Winter 2018

Freelance artist, Prodigy The Agency, ATL, Georgia, 2017- 2018

Created sketches of logo designs for various companies, and produce final draft of sketches.

Public Artist, Bailey/Kensington Community. Summer 2017

Created a public mural for the Buffalo, NY Bailey/Kensington community.

Public Artist, Lucy’s East African Cuisine, Buffalo, NY, Fall-Winter, 2019

Created a indoor public mural titled, The Story Of An Oromo Woman, for a local restaurant located in Buffalo, NY.

Internship

September 2017-December 2017

Buffalo Center for Arts and Tech

Worked alongside professional artists, co-teaching/teaching fine art classes to kids ages 13 and up. I worked one on one with students while helping them further their skill and knowledge of art.

Exhibitions

Fine Arts Exhibition, Villa Maria College, Cheektowaga, NY, 2016,

Fused & Leaded Glass Showcase, Villa Maria College, Cheektowaga, NY, 2016

Fine Arts Exhibition, Villa Maria College, Cheektowaga, NY, 2017

“Mining, Mixed Media Exhibition, 2017, Starlight Studio Buffalo, NY

Senior Pre-Thesis Exhibition, Cheektowaga, NY, Villa Maria College, 2017

Buffalo Center for Arts and Tech Showcase, Buffalo, NY 2017

Senior Thesis Exhibition: In a Constant Chase, Larkin Square, 2019

Creative Collective Showcase, Babeville, 2019

“WNY Puerto Rican Parade”, Buffalo, NY, 2019

Buffalo Center for Arts and Tech Showcase, Buffalo, NY, 2019

Art Will Save Us, Dominican Republic, June 2020

Buffalo’s Own: Virtual Art Exhibition, April 2020

Wakanda Alliance Program Virtual Art Talk, June, 2020

Beau Flueve Music & Arts Festival: La Maison Des Arts, Virtual Exhibition, August, 2020

Contemporary Art Gallery Online: Water/Seascapes Exhibition, August, 2020

Skills

Painting: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink

Drawing: charcoal, colored pencil, pen, marker

Mixed Media: papier mache, clay, wire

Photography

Adobe Photoshop CC

Video Editing: Adobe Premiere