CV

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

 

EDUCATION

 

2010     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art, Georgia State University 

2022     Master of Fine Arts, summa cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

2023

 

 

2022     Bruce Street School Project (In Progress), Atlanta, GA

​               Poetic Realities, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles California

               B-LA Connect, Goethe-Instiut LA, Los Angeles, CA

               Symbiosis: Sculpting the Art of Living Together, NAVEL, Los Angeles, CA

             

2021     New Air, STRP Festival, Eindhoven, HO 

               Perspective Slip, New Wight Galery, Los Angeles, CA

2020     Film Screening of ii.bodies, National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA 

               Telluric Vibrations, UCLA Botanical Gardens, Los Angeles, CA 

2018      FLUX Projects: Grant Park, Grant Park, Atlanta, GA 

               An Exploration of Her Ritual, WISH Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

               Posed, Facet Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

                20?5, Dashboard, Hapeville, GA 

2017      Mother Tongue Performance, Performance at Emory University, Atlanta, GA Bloodlines, TransformerGallery, Washington D.C 

              RadiOpolis, Ionion Center for Creative Arts and Culture, Kefalonia, Greece 

              Performance: Mother Tongue, SoMA Art House, Berlin, Germany 

              House Amphibia, Argha Noah, Atlanta, 2017 

2016      Art Papers 16th Annual Auction, Bobo Intriguing Objects, Atlanta, GA Where We Are Going,

               Where  We Have Been, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

               The Future We Remember, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC                             

               Personal  Politics, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA 

               Love/d & Sex/ed: Conversations on the Body, Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

2015      Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis Annual Fundraiser, Contemporary Art Museum of St.  Louis | St. Louis,MO 

               Ladies First, Downtown Players Club, Atlanta, GA 

               Southern Constellations Retrospective, Allcott Gallery, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 

2014      Sense of Self, The Arts Exchange, Atlanta, GA 

               Walthall Fellowship Exhibition, Gallery 72, Atlanta, GA 

               hymHouse, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA 

              Body Conscious, Hambidge Creative Center for the Arts, Rabun, GA 

2013     Trois, Neighborhood Gallery, Decatur, GA 

               Art Papers 14th Annual Art Auction, Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA 

2012     What’s Not to Love, Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

               The Summer Swan Invitational, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta GA 

               Talent Loves Company, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

2011       29 29, The Pen, Atlanta, GA 

               Esoteric Lore: Visual Storytelling, Auburn Research Library, Atlanta, GA 

               Grok, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta GA 

               Emerging Artist of 2011, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta GA 

               *Ground Floor, Dashboard Co-op, Atlanta, GA 

               Little Things Mean A Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA 


 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2019      Qualia Projects, Ongoing curatorial project

2019      Controlled Burn, MOCA-GA, Atlanta, GA

2019      Phantoms and Soft Time, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA 

2018      Channeling Language, Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Kefalonia, Greece

2018      First Person Plural, MOCA-GA, Atlanta, GA 

2016      Through and Felt,  Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA

TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS & LECTURES

2022             Visiting Faculty- Drawing and Color Instructor, UCLA

2021              STRP Presenter: Becoming Time Rebels

2016-19        Hughley Fellowship for Emerging Artists, WonderRoot, Atlanta, GA, Facilitator

2018              Facilitator of Channeling Language- Ionion Center For Arts and Culture,    Kefalonia, Greece

2016-17         Private  Arts Instructor, Atlanta, GA, Instructor

2016              The Canterbury School, Atlanta, GA, Arts Instructor

2015              Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC, Resident Artist

2012-15        Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, Youth Mixed Media Instructor

 

AWARDS

2020    ACT Award Winner for the 2021 STRP Festival 

2021      Elaine Krown Klein Scholarship, UCLA, CA

2021     UCLA Affiliate scholarship

2012      Emerging Artist Award Nominee, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta GA

2011       Art on the Beltline| Atlanta Beltline, Atlanta, GA

2010     Georgia State University Sculpture Garden Recipient, Atlanta, GA

​RESIDENCIES AND FELLOWSHIPS

2022     MBQMQB Artist Residency

2020    Dr. Hyman Eugene Oxman & Freida Dryer Oxman Fellowship, UCLA, CA

2019      Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2019      Coalesce Residency, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

2018     Focus Fellowship, Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills, GA

2017      Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Kefalonia, Greece

2015      National Endowment for the Arts Southern Constellations Fellowship, Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC

2013      Walthall Fellowship, WonderRoot, Atlanta, GA

2014      Ossabaw Island Residency, Ossabaw Island, GA

2012      Hambidge Creative Residency Program, Raburn, GA

 

 

COLLECTIONS

The Dorrie D. & Philip W. Fletcher Collection

 

PUBLICATIONS

Williams, Marcus. FORM: Artistic Independence, Atlanta. Vol. 3. Atlanta: CreateSpace, 2010.

Grozdanic, Sanja. "Gender of Genius." Krass Journal 1 Mar. 2015: 136. Print.

 

WRITING

 

Iman Person Resurrects Grant Park’s Forgotten Waterways

Written by Claire Dempster

September 27, 2018

 

The Dichotomy and Language of Iman Person

Written by Laura Relyea

 

Art as ritual and primordial memory, a studio visit with Iman Person

Filmed By: Ethan Payne

September 8, 2016.

From Artist to Curator: Iman Person on Curating “Through and Felt” at Eyedrum

Written by: Logan Lockner

June 23, 2016.

 

Through and Felt” group exhibit explores the private and painful aspects of humanity publicly

Written By: Rachel Jones

Jun 27, 2016.

 

Out of This World: “The Future We Remember” at SECCA

Written By: Amy White

March 28, 2016.

 

Is Feminism a Dirty Word in Art?

Written By: Meredith Kooi

August 27, 2014.

 

Introducing Esoteric Lore, a new collective for art and empowerment

Carla Aaron-Lopez

April 22, 2011

Inhabiting the Geosphere, Propeller Gallery, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibition, The End Project Space, Atlanta, GA

Swept Away: Love Letter to A Surrogate, Los Angeles, CA