artist resume

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Exhibits

  • Audacious Agency (Traveling Exhibit), 2018-2019

    • Sarah Smith Gallery- Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut (11/18-2/19)

    • 5 Points Annex Gallery, Torrington, Connecticut (3/19)

    • Windsor Art Center, Windsor, Connecticut (4/19 – 6/19)

Poet/Author
Published Books:

  • “immigrant.” (Fall, 2019)“

  • Jesus Is Black.” (2017)

  • “I’ve Just Got These Words Fam…” (2016)

 Articles:

 Performer/Spoken Word Artist

  • Featured performer at Matters of The Heart, Art Show. Hartford, CT. (2016)

  • Featured performer at Halloween Shenanigans: Gothic. New Britain, CT. (2016)

  • Featured performer at A Little Bit Of Death, Art Show. Hartford, CT. (2015)

  • Also performed at ArtSpace, ReSet, Mac650 Gallery, etc

 Event Host/Facilitator

  • Resistance in a ‘Post Racial’ America - issa writing workshop.

    • Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT. (2019)

    • The Alchemy Door Studio, Hartford, CT. (2019)

  • A TIME TO TALK: Poverty, Criminal Justice and Race. Hartford, CT. (2019)

  • Jesus Is Black. issa book release," Hartford, CT. (2017)

  • Bae Season CUFFathon: A Speed Dating Event. Hartford, CT. (2016)

  • Matters of The Heart, Art Show. Hartford, CT. (2016)

  • Hip Hop, An Activist’s Tool Trinity 11th Annual International Hip Hop Festival, Hartford CT. (2016).

  • Creativity, Inspiration, Expression & Reception. Fifth Annual Mark Twain Writers’ Weekend Hartford, CT. (2016)

  • Bigger Than Hip Hop: #BlackLivesMatter with M.K. Asante, Rosa Clemente & Femi Bogle-Assegai, Hartford, CT. (2015)

  • What Dads Need To Know Workshop. New Britain, CT. (2016)

  • Black Lives Matter, To Who? Panel Discussion. New Britain, CT. (2016)

  • Annual “Young Men’s Health Forums. New Britain, CT. (2008-2016)

 Television

  • See, I Do Be Listening” Web Series, Host & Producer (2017)

  • “MenZ” - Producer, Co-writer, Talent - Nutmeg TV (2015)

  • “All About The Game” Producer, Co-writer, Talent - Nutmeg TV (2015 - 2016)

  • “Hartford UAV Challenge” Producer - Nutmeg TV (2016)

  • “Givin’ It To Ya Hard: Ep. 1 - “Love” Director (2016)

  • “Givin’ It To Ya Hard: Ep. 2 - “Fun” Director (2016)

Multimedia

  • “The Creative Alchemist Podcast”

    • Guest Host (2019)

    • Featured (2018)

  • Community Spotlight” Featured Author (2018)

  • Heavy Thinkin” Contributor (2017)

  • "Time For Some Action with DJ Bigg Mann" Featured - Hot 93.7 FM, (2017)

  • "Walk N' Talk with Abdul-Rahmaan Muhammad" featured (2016)

  • "Mastery Mondays Podcast” Co-host (2017)

  • “Keep Your Head Up” with Chris Pressley (2017)

  • “All About The Game Podcast” Co-host (2015-2018)

  • “An Hour With Earle” Contributor (2015) 

Awards

  • One Hundred Men of Color: 2018 Honoree

  • Official Citation from the Connecticut General Assembly, Oct. 2018

  • Official Proclamation from the City of Springfield, Massachusetts presented by Domenic J Sarno, Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, Oct. 2018