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Fulbright Virtual Art Exhibition

I am participating in the Fulbright art exhibition. 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program. This virtual exhibition presents works by past Fulbright recipients in connection with the Virtual 44th Annual Conference, Fulbright at 75: Celebrating a Legacy of Global Friendships. All participants contributing to this exhibition are members of the Fulbright Association, the alumni association of the Fulbright …

Fulbright at 75: Celebrating a Legacy of Global Friendships

I will be presenting i ni ce, thank you, merci: An Ongoing Dialogue about Art, Life and Building Bridges at the Fulbright Association annual conference on October 21 at 11am. Since my 1995 Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship to Mali, I have been part of long term, ongoing artistic collaborations with Malian contemporary artists.  We are all, at the same time, …

Walls and Borders

Falling Fences is a new site specific installation about my ongoing concern with migration and borders.  It is composed of barbed wire and photographs from my research trip to the US/Mexican border in Texas. The installation shows the endless tangled barriers to crossing the border, an imaginary line that has real consequences, separating people and cultures.  

Gala: Importance of Indigo in Malian Culture

I presented Gala: Importance of Indigo in Malian Culture, this short paper, virtually at the 12th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS12) in Kyoto, Japan. The cultivation and weaving of cotton dates back more than a thousand years in Mali, as do the techniques for processing and dyeing with indigo which grows wild and is also cultivated. Archeological excavations at …

Don’t Shut Up 2021

-Isms, 39 inches x 24 inches x 24 inches, steel, 1993 Through interruptions, censure, violence and threatening behavior — both in person and online — women are silenced every day. Don’t Shut Up presents the work of 47 woman-identifying artists from across the US and Canada who are working to challenge and disrupt the status quo through their ongoing artistic …

Beyond the Ground and the Sky

Meandering Border (Rio Grande) 1, Steel, 20″ x 30″ The sculptures in the show are positive and negative drawing in space about migration, travel and movement. Migration is a continuing theme in my work. Meandering Border (Rio Grande)1 was inspired by my research trip to the US/Mexican border in Texas. The line of the border map is cut into rusty steel using …

No Vacancy: Sculptors Guild Summer Exhibition

Us, Them We, Steel, 4′ x 3′ x 3′ Us, Them We, Steel, 4′ x 3′ x 3′ Come to the intersection of 6th Avenue and 44th Street where 45 sculptors occupy and transform a magnificent commercial space.Retail may be struggling but art is asserting the return of New York City as we emerge from a pandemic, experience the global …

Small Works Show

Seventy-six gallery artists present artwork using 10” x 20” canvases in The Small Works Show. The resulting paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, and collages highlight Carter Burden Gallery artists’ diverse strengths.

Segou’Art 2021

I was in Mali in February and March to exhibit her welded steel book sculptures at Segou’Art. Segou’Art I Festival on the Niger is a contemporary art fair on the banks of the Niger River. It brings together artists, gallerists, collectors, art lovers and art critics around the works of young emerging talents and established artists from Africa and elsewhere. The mission …

Puffin Foundation’s online exhibition

A New President in 2021, my recent work is included in the Puffin Cultural Forum’s online exhibition. The exhibition is part of the Puffin Foundation’s project on Election 2020. https://www.puffinculturalforum.org/the-election-2020/     The Right to Vote is a fundamental right guaranteed by the US Constitution to every single American. It is a right that has been hard fought since its …