BIO

Boxx the artist synthesizes interactive art through paintings, digital art, and installations. She is an Indianapolis based full-time visual artist practicing for approximately 5 years professionally, from Gary, Indiana. 

Boxx's visual artwork uses acrylic, digital, mixed mediums, and public installations to capture different elements of life from the African diaspora promoting health, wealth, wellness, and celebrating Blackness. 

Her art initiatives are to share interactive art and offer art that serves as a connector of community. Boxx has exhibited in a host of exhibits and installed different murals located throughout Indianapolis participating in the High Art Billboard Project, Murals for Racial Justice Project, and the Indy Art & Seek with a community interactive mural installation located at the Martindale-Brightwood Library.

She recently completed serving as an Artist Apprentice for the Bicentennial Major Taylor mural installation, installing a 5-story civic mural. She has severed as Maker-In-Resident for the Ignite Studio at the East Hamilton Public Library in Fishers, Indiana; Artist and Curator for Cat Head Press Artist Residency, and is a 2021 Fellow for the Indiana Arts Commission, On Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator. Connect with Boxx the Artist on social media @boxxtheartist on all platforms.

 

ARTIST RESUME

PROFILE

Professional artist with over 15 years of experience in visual art including a range of styles from sketching, linear drawing, abstract, to realism, 5 years of experience in painting with acrylics on stretched canvas, 2 years of experience in digital art and illustration. Commissioned full-time artist and curator with over 100 clients providing custom art collections, and the facilitation of creative consultation with a keen interest in artistic innovation. Emerging muralist with 6 public installations throughout the city of Indianapolis.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021  Fabric of Society, Nickel Plate Arts, Noblesville, IN

2021   Child’s Play, Nickel Plate Arts, Noblesville, IN

2021   Wanderlust, Ignite Studio, Fishers, IN

2021   Power: Hoosier Women in Art Garfield Park Arts, Center, Indianapolis, IN

2021   Legacy, Garfield Parks Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

2020   Meet the Artist XXXII Exhibit, Indianapolis Central Public Library Gallery

2020   Legacy, Garfield Parks Art Center

2019   December Exhibit, Murphy Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN

2019   Indiana Black Expo Cultural Arts Pavilion, Art Exhibit, Indiana Convention Center

2018    Black Hollywood, IBE Cultural Arts Pavilion, Art Exhibit, Indiana Convention Center

2018   Spectrum, Art Exhibit, Garfield Park Arts

2017   Raw Indy, Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN 

2016   Gifted Exhibit, Custom’s Art Studio, Indianapolis,IN

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2022   Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibit, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL (selected)

2020   26th African American Art Exhibition, Roanne H. Victor Gallery at Actors Theatre, Louisville, KY

2019   Prized Possessions Juried Show, Nickel Plate Arts, Noblesville, IN

 

AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS (honors,scholarships, etc.)

2022    Art & Soul Featured Artist, Indianapolis Arts Council,  Indianapolis, IN, (selected)

2021    Maker-In-Residence Juror, Serving on jury committee to select the next artist, Ignite Studio, Fishers, IN

2021    Grant recipient, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Round 2 for Visual Arts

2021    Grant recipient, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Artist Winter Ambassador for Visual Arts

2021    On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship, Indiana Arts Commission,  

2021    On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program, Indiana Arts Commission,  2020/2021 Cohort

2019    Indiana Arts Homecoming Scholarship Recipient, Indiana Historical Society

 

COMMISSIONS

2021    Roberts Blueprint, 48x60, acrylic , Hamilton County Community Foundation Collaboration Hub, Fishers, IN

2021    Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute, 18x24, acrylic on canvas, Abstract Portrait Commission for Anderson University, Cultural Resource Center, Anderson, IN

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES/APPRENTICESHIPS

2021      Apprenticeship, “Major Taylor Mural,” Bicentennial Legends Mural Installation, Indianapolis, IN

2021      Maker-in-Residence, Ignite Studio, Fishers, IN

2021      Artist & Curator Resident, Cat Head Press: Printshop/Artist Cooperative, Indianapolis, IN



PROJECTS 

2022    Habitat, Mural Installation, Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit, Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN (selected)

2021   Indy Keeps Creating Storefront Window Mural, Circle City Mall, Indianapolis Arts Council

2021   28th USCT Dedication Mural, Hotel Tango, 640 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN (in progress)

2021   Inclusion Mural, Garfield Park Arts Center, Community Mural Installation, Indianapolis, IN

2021   Swish Indy, March Madness Art Project, Vinyl Mural, Indianapolis International Airport 

2021   High Art Billboard Project, Indianapolis Arts Council & Regan Outdoor Advertising, 6654 W. Washington St.

2020   Indy Art & Seek: Public Art Interventions- Public Art Installations, “Interactive Community Chalkboard Canvas/Mural”, 25th & Sherman, Indianapolis

 2020   Racial Justice Mural, Arts Council of Indianapolis, 300 S. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN (Community Activism mural in downtown Indianapolis)

 

LIVE ART, INSTALLATIONS, & EVENTS (showcases & displayings)

2019   Pattern Magazine Launch Party, Interactive Art Installation, Indianapolis, IN

2019   Pattern Magazine's Supply Trade Show, Art Exhibit, Indianapolis, IN

2019   Fishers Arts Crawl, Art Exhibit/Live Art, Fishers, IN

2019   Artitude, The Healer, Art Exhibit/ Live Body Painting, Indianapolis, IN

2018   Indianapolis Pride, Featured Artist 

2019   The Black Experience, University of Wisconsin, Live Art/ Exhibit

 

EDUCATION

2013    Bachelors of Arts Mass Communication   
            Bachelors of Arts African American Studies     
            Minor: Political Science, College of Liberal Arts

            Certificate of Entrepreneurship & Innovation,
            Krannert School of Mgmt, Purdue University