1989 -    Master of Fine Arts, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1974 -    Master of Arts, San Francisco State University, SF, CA

1972 -    Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA

1970 -    Studied Mural Painting, Pablo O’Higgins & David Siquieros, Mexico City

1967 -    Balboa High School, SF, CA


1990    -    Associate Professor, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA

1998-97    -    Lecturer, Art Dept., Stanford University Palo Alto, CA

1998-96    -    Lecturer, Art Dept., University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

1994-89    -    Lecturer, Art Dept., San Francisco State University, SF, CA

1994-85    -    Lecturer, Ethnic Studies Dept., SF State University, SF, CA    

1980-78    -    Director, African American Historical & Cultural Society, SF, CA

1978-77    -    Curriculum Specialist, ESAA Project, SFUSD, SF, CA

1977-74    -    Art Consultant, Arts Commission, Mural Program, San Francisco, CA

                     Painting Instructor, Californian College Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA

                     Art Consultant, Ravenswood City School District, Palo Alto, CA

1974-72    -   Artist Intern, San Francisco State University, SF, CA


2017     “Soul of a Nation” (Digital Mural Image) Tate Modern, London England.

2012     “Choose Paint! Choose Abstraction” Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco CA

2010     “Rehistoricizing Abstract Expressionism” Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco CA

2008-09 “of Tulips & Shadows” Calif. African American Museum, Los Angeles CA.

2004      “Shakespeare as Muse”, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon Univ

2002-03    “Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition”, University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii

2001    -    “Winter Works”, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

2000    -    “Nature Books”, Gallery Route One, Pt.Reyes, CA

                   Paintings & Works on Paper, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA (Solo)                

1999    -    “Vision 2000”, Vorpal Gallery, SF, CA

                  Untitled, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA (Solo)

            -    “Freedom or Slavery, The Paul Robenson Portfolio”, Alliance Press, Berkeley, CA (Traveling)  

1998    -    “California Landscape: An Urban/Rural Dialog”, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

            -    “Bay Area Artists”, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

1997     -    “American Color”, Louie Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            -    “Recent Paintings”, Porter Randall Gallery, La Jolla, CA (solo)

1994     -    “Visual Encounters”, Galerie Reshe, Paris, France (group show)

            -    “I Remember”, Sarah Campbell Gallery, University of Houston, TX (group show)

            -    “Works on Paper”, University of Hawaii Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii (group show)      

1993    -    “Twelve Bay Area Painters: Eureka Fellowship Winners”, Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (group show)

           -    “I Remember”, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (group)

           -    “Recent Works”, Sacramento State University, Else Gallery (solo) Sacramento, CA

1992    -    “Why Painting?”, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

           -    “Communal Sources”, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

1991    -    “Nommo: Spirit of the Word”, Bomani Gallery, SF, CA (solo)

           -    “Paintings”, Plaza Gallery, Bank of America, SF, CA (solo)

           -    Pro-Arts Annual Juried Exhibition, Oakland, CA (group)

           -    “Giverney #6”, Public Art Works Installation, Fillmore Center, SF, CA

1990   -    “Introduction ’90: Two Artists”, William Sawyer Gallery, SF, CA

1989   -    “New Genre:  In Dissidence of Tradition”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

          -    “Paintings & Works on Paper”, Somar Gallery, SF, CA (solo)

          -    “Two Bay Area Artists”, Gallery I, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

          -   M.F.A. Graduate Exhibition, Mills College, Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

1987    -    “Contemporary Black Artists, Slant Gallery, Sacramento, CA

            -    “Ethnic Notions”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

            -   “Black, White & Color in Three Dimensions”, Berkeley Art Center

1978    -     7th Annual Art Exhibition, Atlantic Life Insurance, Atlanta, GA

           -    “Points of Views – New Perspectives”, Center of Visual Arts, Oakland, CA

           -    “Out of Context:  The Mural Project”, Emanuel Walter & Atholl McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art        
                 Institute, SF, CA

           -    “Continuity & Change-Emerging Afro-American Artists, California Afro-American Museum, Los  
                 Angeles, CA (catalog)

           -    “Artist Select – Contemporary Perspectives”, Arizona Western College, Yuma, AZ & Arizona State
                 University, Tempe, AZ (catalog)

           -    “Works of Art on Paper”, TEMPO Gallery, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA (brochure)

1985   -    “New Art in the West”, Vorpal Gallery, SF, CA (brochure)

1984   -    “Bay Area Black Artists”, Sargeant Johnson Gallery, SF, CA

1982   -    “Visual Music”, Grand Oak Gallery, Oakland, CA (solo)

1977   -    Capricorn Asunder Art Gallery, San Francisco Arts Commission, SF, CA

          -    “Portraits”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SF, CA (brochure)

1975   -    “People’s Murals”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SF, CA


1984 -    Mural (4500 sq.ft.), Western Addition Cultural Center, Mayor’s Office of Community Development, SF,

1977 -    “Fire Next Time”, Mural (5500 sq.ft.), Joseph Lee Center, Arts Commission, SF, CA

1977 -    “Fire Next Time”, Mural (3500 sq.ft.), Joseph Lee Center, Arts Commission, SF, CA

1976 -    “People’s Murals, Mural (8’ x 20’), Museum of Modern Art, S.F.

1977 -    “Certain Unalienable Rights” (6 panels), Bicentennial American Issue Forum, California Historical
              Society, SF, CA

1972    -    Untitled Mural (1500 sq.ft.), Hunters Point School #2, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SF, CA

1971    -    Untitled Murals (3 panels), George Washington High School, SFUSD, SF, CA

1968 -    Mural, Children’s Health Center #2, Arts Commission, SF, CA

1967 -    Mural, Commissioned by Smokey Robinson, Motown Record Company, Detroit, MI


2002  -    Visiting Artist, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii

2001  -    Artist in Residence, E.N.S.C.I. Les Atelir, Paris, France

2000  -    Artist in Residence, La Villette, Paris, France

1999  -    Artist in Residence, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix, France

1998-7 - Artist Forum Series, Ann Kohes and Associates, SF, CA

1994  -    Visual Encounter, Palais du Luxembourg, Paris, France

             Artist and Community, College Art Association Conference, New York, NY


2005-06 Visual Artist Award, Flintridge Foundation, Pasadena, CA.

1995 -    Fellowship Grant Award, National Endowment for the Arts

1992 -    Eureka Fellowship Award, Fleishhacker Foundation, Eureka, CA  

1991    -    Honored Artist Award, Pro Art Annual Exhibition, Oakland, CA

1985-82    Grant Award, California Arts Council, Artist In-Residence Program  

1978-77    Purchase Award, Airports Commission, SF, CA

    -    Purchase Award, Fillmore-Fell Gallery, SF, CA

1975 -    Outstanding Achievement Award, National Conference of Artists

1969    -    Purchase Award, Arts Commission, SF, CA

1967    -    Honorary Resolution Award, Mayor’s Office, SF, CA

            -   Honorary Citation, California State Assembly, Sacramento, CA