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The decision to voluntarily establish a home contrary to the location in which I was born and raised motivates me to investigate the relationship between self and place. To further explore my own migration and the emotional complexities that surface, with a desire to fabricate terms of cultural integrity and it’s defining influence. Producing artifacts that embody my heritage and placing them in contrasting environments is my way of metaphorically re-imagining aspects of my identity within different contexts to invert my understanding of place. Weaving the memories of my own background and experiences, promotes an encounter between past, present and future. It is a visceral process of lightening the emotional weight of separation and accepting my trans-national identity—my own personal reconciliation. By expressing poetically the kindred ideals harvested from various aspects of home, then intertwining those values to cultivate moments of reflection and acceptance, I consequently unveil a rich culture composed from diverse views.


2017    Ceramics, MFA; Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
2003   Graphic Design, BS; Drexel University
1999    Fine Arts, AA; College of the Bahamas


2017   New Contemporaries: RISD Class of 2017 Select Works
2017   Overseas: Cuba and the Bahamas, HALLE 14 Germany
2017   Our America, Gelman Gallery at the RISD Museum
2017    FLUX: RISD Ceramics Triennial 
2016    National Exhibition 8: National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
2016    Fort Adams: Drawing Parallels, Listening for Echoes
2016    Drive-by Projects
2016    Extra Credit: Meditation Room Installation
2016    Black Women Artists for Black LIves Matter at the New Museum
2015    Vitrify: RISD Graduate Ceramics Biennial
2014    NE7 Antillean: an Ecology, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
2014    Impressions & Perceptions of People, Lynden Pindling International Airport
2013    My Flamboyant Teacup and Bowl ACE Annual
2012    Art Enology – Art In Flux Harlem
2012    Bahamian American Cultural Society, Bahamian Art
2011     BahamaMama, Public Treasury Arts Program (PTAP) Inaugural
2011     So, So Beautiful, Central Banks of the Bahamas 28th Annual
2010    43rd Annual Art of the State: Pennsylvania
2010    Lancaster Art Association Annual National
2010    Abstract Clay: Form and Surfaces, NCECA 2010 Biennial
2008   The Fleisher Art Memorial Student Show


2017    Mutual Encounters, Gelman Gallery of Rhode Island School of Design


2017  St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artists Award
2017    Watershed Summer Residency Zenobia Award
2017     Anderson Ranch Presidential Summer Workshop Scholarship
2010    Sculpture and Craft Category of Art of the State: Pennsylvania
2007   Annual International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Logo 


2017    MassMOCA Studio Artist in Residence


Folding Time in Space by Sofia Ortiz for
Clay Times; January/February 2010 The Gallery
The Nassau Guardian; November 30, 1998 National Woman’s Week
Black Women Artists for Black LIves Matter at the New Museum