portrait and figurative artist


WOMEN: 7th Annual Exhibition and Workshop

Opening Reception & Panel "Women in Art"

Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 7-10 pm

Exhibition Dates: March 3, 2018 - April 26, 2018

The Carr Center

1505 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226

For more info visit: http://mrisker.wix.com/womenartshow


MOCAD's New Wave Monster Drawing Rally

​Date & Time: December 15, 2017, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201

Admission: $10 General Public ($7 MOCAD Members)

Art Party & Live Auction: Annual Fundraiser

Curated by: National Conference of Artists (NCA)

Honorary Chairs: Hon. Deborah Geraldine Bledsoe Ford and Atty. Jerome Watson

Date & Time: October 14, 2017, 5pm-10pm

Location: NCA Gallery, Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd., Detroit, MI 48235

Tickets: $75 each

Call 313-342-1786 for pre-registration and ticket information

Note: Auction preview begins at 5pm

Collector's Choice Exhibition

Curated by: National Conference of Artists (NCA)

Guest Curated by: Mr. David & Mrs. Linda Whitaker, Dr. Dexter Fields, Mr.Conrad & Mrs. Denise Mallett, Mrs. Marian Stephens, Mr. Harold & Mrs. Joann Braggs, Ms. Paralee Day, Dr. Margaret Betts, and Leslie Graves.

Exhibition Dates: September 9, 2017 - October 21, 2017

Location: NCA Gallery, Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd., Detroit, MI 48235

Bent, but Unbroken

Curated by: Anna Schapp (Things Feel Heavy) &  Jennifer Evans (The Wright Museum)

Exhibition Dates: July 28, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Location: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren, Detroit, MI 48201

Detroit Artists Market

Garden Party & Art Sale

Curated by: DAM

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Location: 56 Oxford Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

Cost: Free to DAM members (non-members may purchase a membership prior to the event or upon arrival).

Dress: Garden attire

Parking: On-site parking is available 

Exhibit: 'Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body'
Curated by: Stay Laced, and Laura Gibson of The Carr Center
Opening Reception: January 28, 2017, 6pm - 11 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 27, 2017 - March 3, 2017
Location: The Carr Center, 311 E Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226​​

Exhibit: 'Faces of Freedom'
Curated by: The Freedom58 Project
Date: January 11, 2017
Location: Capitol Building in Helena, Montana

Faces of Freedom is an ongoing, traveling exhibition. Check http://freedom58project.com/faces-freedom/ for future dates and locations


Publication: Starry Night's 'Artists to Look Out For', Volume 3
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Where to Purchase: Lulu.com and Amazon.com

Exhibit: 'You Are Here'

Curated by: Things Feel Heavy

Opening Reception: November 3, 2016, 7pm - 11pm

Exhibition Dates: November 3, 2016 - December 17, 2016

Location: The Carr Center, 311 E Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Exhibit: 'PaperWorks IV'

Exhibition Dates: June 23, 2016 - July 24, 2016

Location: Upstream Gallery in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York


Publication: 'AugustMan' Magazine

October 2015