Born 1948 Ann Arbor, Michigan


B.F.A., University of Michigan School of Art, 1970

M.F.A., University of Michigan School of Art, 1972

Textile Design at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, 1974

Graphic Design at Parsons School of Design, New York, 1980

Studies with Sam Gilliam at the Vermont Studio School, Johnson, VT, 1991


Professor of Art, Essex County College, 1973 – 2004

Adjunct Professor of Art, Bloomfield College, 1973 – 2004

Adjunct Professor of Art, Montclair State University, 1980s


Light, Color and Desire, Oceanside Museum of Art, CA, May 27 – Sept 3, 2023

Necessary Memories, SUNY Old Westbury, NY, March 15 – April 28, 2023

For the Culture, By the Culture: 30 Years of Black Art, Activism, and Achievement, Morris Museum, May 25 – Sept 25, 2022

Prints From The Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities, Harvard Art Museum, March 4 – July 31, 2022

Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions From The Brandywine Workshop, Telfair Museums, February 4 – May 1, 2022

Necessary Memories, Jennifer Baahng Gallery, NY, Sept 14 – October 30, 2021

Seeing Differently: Centennial Exhibition, The Phillips Collection, D.C., March 6 – Sept 12, 2021

Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, The Phillips Collection, D.C., February 29 – May 24, 2020

PhillipCollection, Washington, D.C, February 29 – May, 2020

Hagar’s Dress, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, PA, December 6, 2019

The Atlantic World-Layered Histories, Harvard Art Museums, MA, Dec 12, 2019 – June 19, 2019

The Matisse Series, The Montclair Art Museum, NJ, September 10, 2016 – June 18, 2017

African American Women Artists and the Power of Their Gaze, The David C Driskell Center For the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, MD, March 2 – May 26, 2017

Abundant Bounty, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD, April 7 – June 20, 2013

Mappings of Memory, David A. Port-lock Black Cultural Center, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, February 1 – March 5, 2008

More Than One Way Home, The Montclair Art Museum, February 4 – April 13, 1997

The Book of Embraces, Jersey City Museum, NJ, 1995-1996

Progressions: A Cultural Legacy, MoMa/PS1, February 13 – March 15, 1986

Healing on Healing, Outdoor Mural, University Hospital, NJ, 1985

Invitational curated by Ed Sprigs, The Studio Museum of Harlem, NY, 1974


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NY

Bristol-Meyers Squibb Art Collection, NJ

UMDNJ University Hospital Art Collection, NJ

Washington State Council on the Arts, WA

The Peter Norton Collection, NY

University of Medicine & Dentistry, NJ

Johnson & Johnson Art Collection, NJ

The Phillips Collection,  Washington, D.C.

The Studio Museum of Harlem, NY

Telfair Museum, GA

Harvard Arts Museum, MA

Lewis Tanner Moore Collection, PA

Newark Museum, NJ

The Montclair Art Museum, NJ

Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ

Morris Museum, NJ

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, PA

The Noyes Museum, NJ

The Jersey City Museum, NJ

Baahng Art Collection, Seoul, Korea

Kurt Wagner Art Collection, Singapore

Valparaiso Foundation, Majorca, Spain

Jon Wagner Art Collection, Nairobi, Kenya


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