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Professor, Department of Africana Studies and Department of Art & Design, University of Delaware

After working in graphic design for ten years in Pittsburgh, Washington, DC and New York, she became an educator, artist, and writer. She has exhibited her work internationally and in galleries, museums and public institutions in the United States such as the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. As a pioneer in new media art since 1982, she presented and exhibited her work at SIGGRAPH, ISEA, and other new international new media venues. Currently, her work remains interdisciplinary-from artist books to mixed media sculptural objects and textiles, usually including digital imagery.

Her writing on former Black Panther artist Emory Douglas's work appears in the monograph Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas, http://bit.ly/2iN0tZ3, Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526117465/, and West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977, http://bit.ly/2wt0dSo among other publications. Since 2004, she continues to write about Douglas's work including his current international human rights activism.

An essay on Cuban artists in The African Americas: A Collaborative Project on the African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States reflects her many visits to the island to study art, design, and culture.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, Art and Social Change, University of Delaware

Education

  • 1999 
    Hamline University, St. Paul MN, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies