Education

2011 Howard University, Washington, D.C., Masters of Fine Arts Major: Painting

2005 Trinity College, Wash., D.C., Bachelors of Science, Major: Business Administration

95-97 Northern Virginia Community College, Alex., VA, Major: Business; Minor: Fine Arts

1995 H.B. Woodlawn High School, High School Diploma, Arlington, VA


Art Instruction and Related Employment History 

15-16 Art Instructor, Roosevelt High-School, Washington, D.C.  

12-15 Art Instructor, Academy for Ideal Education, Washington, D.C.

06-07 Visual Art Teacher, Capital Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, D.C.  

05-06 Visual Arts Teacher, Perry School Community Services Center, Washington, D.C. 

04-05 Manager, Ramee’ Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.

03-04 Framing and Gallery Assistant, Capital Hill Art and Frame Shop, Washington, D.C.  


Additional Teacher Training

2013 Youth Empowerment, YES Teacher Training, The Art of Living, Canada


Additional Teacher Experience 

04-15 Yoga and Pilates Instructor, Independent Contractor, DC Metropolitan Area


Awards and Grants

2011 Special Projects Grant, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Wash., D.C.

2010 2nd Place Graduate Sculpture Award, Howard University Student Art Show

2009 2nd Place Graduate Painting Award, Howard University Student Art Show

2006 1st Place Graduate Experimental Studio, Howard University Student Art Show

2006 Graduate Honorable Mention, Howard University Student Art Show


Apprenticeships and Residencies

2016 Back to the Roots, Centro Cultural Costarricense-Norteamericano, Limon, Costa Rica

10-11 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Creates Public Art, DeanwoodRecreation Center, Washington, D.C.


Commissioned Workshops/Presentations/Competitions/Guest Speaker

2017 Presentation, Mc Daniel College, Westminster, MD

2017 Presentation and workshop, The Intention in Creation: Chaos or Community, African American Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2016 Facilitator, Deconstruction/Reconstruction: Reusing Found Objects workshop, The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC

2016 Panelist, Riffing on the Legacy of the Black Arts Movement, American University, Museum at Katzen Art Center, Washington, D.C.

2016 Panelist, Looking Forward, Trends in Contemporary American Art, Phillips Collections, Washington, D.C.

2016 Presenter, David C. Driskell Center, College Park MD

2015 Guest, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Washington, D.C.

11-12 Art Commentator, Around Town, WETA, Washington, D.C.

2011 Guest, Aljazeera, Washington, D.C.

2011 Presenter/Juried by John Bankston, Under the Influence, 30 Americans Competition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

2011 Instructor, Family Day Art Workshop, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.

2011 Presenter, The National League of American Pen Women, Washington, D.C. 2009 BADC Representative, Gallery Talk and Tour, Commissioned by Luther Collage, Decorah, Iowa

2006 How to Make a Paper Mosaic, Workshop Commissioned by Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and Center of African American History and Culture

2006 How to Make Collage, Workshop Sponsored by Young Afrikan Warriors


Group Museum and University Exhibitions

2016 Arts for Justice, American University, Katzen Center, Washington, DC

2015 Personal Patterns, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD

11-13 Transformer Silent Auction Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Wash., D.C. 2010 Global Art Buzz, University of California, Washington Center, Washington, D.C.

2009 Colorblind/Colorsight, The Rotunda Gallery at American University, Wash., D.C.

2009 Migrations: BADC Exhibit, Luther Collage, Decorah, Iowa

2007 A Creative Profile: Artist of the East Bank, Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History, Washington, D.C.

2006 Sistahs, In Our Own Words, Banneker Douglass Museum, Annapolis, MD 2006 Mother and Child: Expression of Love, Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History, Washington, D.C.

2005 The 16th Annual James A. Porter Colloquium Gala, Howard University Armour J. Blackburn Center, Washington, D.C.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Milked, Riverviews Art Space, Lynchberg, Virginia

2012 With Every Fiber of My Being, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2011 Milked, National League of American Penn Woman, Washington, D.C.

2011 Wired, Installation and Exhibit, Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, D.C.,

2010 Matrices of Transformation, Michael Platt Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C. 2007 Can You Free Me?, Ramee’ Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1997 The Artwork of A. Robles-Gordon, Dance Place Exhibition Space, Wash., D.C.

1995 The Art, The Brittany, Arlington, VA


Dual Solo Exhibitions

2014 Catalyst Projects, Washington, DC

2010 Pretty Things, Little Treasures and Hidden Meanings, The Gallery at AYN Studio, Washington, DC


Three and Four-Person Exhibitions

2015 How We Lost DC, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, DC

2015 Divinity Revealed, African Heritage Cultural Center Amadlozi Gallery, Miami, Florida

2014 Real Beauty, Carroll Square Gallery, curated by Hemphill Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2012 No Strings Attached, 39th Street Gallery, Brentwood, MD

2011 Ascension, Parish Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2011 Delusions of Grandeur, Mandarin Oriental Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2011 Beyond the Pale, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

2010 Focus Group: Four Walls, Four Women, DC Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

2010 Intersecciones Culturales/Cultural Crossroad, Brentwood Art Exchange at Gateway Art Center, Brentwood, MD

2007 Beads, Light, and Color, New Horizons Gallery, Children’s Hospital Wash., D.C.


Commissioned Site Specific Installations/Public Art

2015 Public Art, Department of General Services, Washington, DC

2014 Public Art Installation, Washington Projects for the Arts, Washington, DC

2014 Installation, Workshop, and Panel, James A. Porter Colloquium, Howard University

2014 Installation, Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture

2014 Prizm Art Fair, Marquis Miami, Miami, Florida

2013 Prizm Art Fair, Marquis Miami, Miami, Florida

2013 Temporary Installation, The 25 Project, United Negro College Fund, Wash. D.C.

2013 Temporary Public Art Installation, Humanities Council of Washington, D.C.  

2013 Art Installation, Hair Shrines: Praise and Be Praised, Athenaeum Gallery, Alex. VA

2013 Public Art Installation, Deanwood Recreation Center, Washington. D.C.

2012 Art Installation, Art Africa Miami, Miami, Florida

2012 Art Installation, Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkalaba, New York, N.Y.

2011 Art Installation, Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, D.C.

2009 Windows in D.C. Mural, Commission on the Arts And Humanities, Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

2009 Art Installation, First on 1st Art and Music Walk, Washington, D.C.

07-09 Installation Exhibitor, Artomatic, Washington, D.C.


Selected International Exhibitions

2016 Parallax Art Fair, London, United Kingdom

2010 Masterpiece Miniature, Galeri Aswara, National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Hula Lumpur, Malaysia

2010 Gaza Strip II, Atelier & Galeria Felipe Lamadrid, Cadiz, Spain

2010 Capital Flower, European Cultural Capital of 2010, Kamp-Lintfort, Germany

2010 Spaventapasseri, Art Gallery Atrebates, Dozza, Italy