curriculum vitae


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California    
MFA Design (2009)
Thesis: Bridging diverse communities in the African diaspora though art and design for community activism
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK     
BA Journalism Advertising Degree, Art and Emerging Technologies
(2003) ArtistINC, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (2015) Leadership Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council (2013) Bootcamp for Artists: Workshop on Organizational Development (2011)


Solo shows
2019      "Through Abahay's Eyes," Joyce Gordon Gallery, California
2018      “Through Abahay’s Eyes,” The Paseo Plunge, Oklahoma
              "Women in War Zones," Urban Tea House, Oklahoma
2016      “Women in War Zones,” The Project Box, Oklahoma     
              “Women in War Zones,” Elemental Coffee, Oklahoma
2015      Oklahoma Democratic Party Exhibit, State Fair, Oklahoma     
              “Drawings & Paintings by Ebony Iman Dallas,” 1219 Creative, Oklahoma
2013      “Legacy... Oklahoma & Beyond,” Urban Roots, Oklahoma

Group shows
2019 “California College of the Arts Alumni Exhibition,” California

“The Soul Factor,” Oklahoma
   “The Black Woman is God,” California

“CHROMA: Artists of Color in Oklahoma,” Oklahoma

“Glitter & Glam,” Oklahoma

“Tapestry,” Oklahoma
2017      “Noir,” Oklahoma     
              “Tapestry,” Oklahoma
2016     “Women at War,” Oklahoma     
              “Outnumbered,” Oklahoma
“A Celebration of Art & Culture,” Oklahoma 

“Eloquent Exhibit,” Oklahoma
2015       “Group Show,” Graphite Gallery, Oklahoma     
               Juneteenth Festival, Oklahoma     
               “Art by Ebony Iman Dallas and Rico Young,” Oklahoma     
               “Wanderlust: Nomadic Interpretations of Contemporary Africa,”                              The Project Box, Oklahoma     
               “Preserving Our Roots,” Live painting at Urban Roots, Oklahoma
2014       “Restaurant Impossible,” Original artwork featured on Food Network                   “Paseo Art Festival,” The Project Box, Oklahoma     
               “Something Blue,” Fine Arts Institute of Edmond, Oklahoma   
               “Afrikanation International Art Exchange,” Hargeysa,  
               OU Medical Students Fundraiser, Oklahoma
2013       “The Bearden 100,” New York     
               “12x12,” Oklahoma Visual Arts Association, Oklahoma     
               “Breast Cancer Awareness Day,” Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma     
               “Rhonda K. Hutson Foundation Gala,” Oklahoma     
               “International Women’s Day Show,” California
2012       “Sirta Tahriibta,” Hargeysa, Somaliland/Somalia     
               “She(R)ose Art Exhibition,” Joyce Gordon Gallery, California
2011        “Hiddo-Same Exhibition and Showcase,” Hargeysa,
               “FullCircle Art Exhibition and Benefit,” California      
                Paradiso Lounge, California
2010       “From Oakland to Hargeysa: A Celebration of Art & Culture,” California                “East African Cultural Festival,” California
2009      “Mi Tierra, Mi Corazon: A Diasporic Offering to the Ancestors,”
               “Self as a Super Hero Youth Collaboration and Exhibition,” California
                College of the Arts, California    
               “Afrikanation Interactive Art Exchange Exhibition, Hargeysa, Somalia                   “Intersectionality of Sisters Group Exhibition,” California
2008      “Cop and a Bad Man” film, featured painting “Contemplation”     
               “7th Annual Pro Arts Box Benefit Auction,” California     
               “Art of Participation Debate Performance,” San Francisco Museum of
                Modern Art, California    
               “Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: Indie Fashion Show,” California     
               “The Art of Living Black Annual Group Exhibition,” California
2007      “Oakland Art and Soul Festival,” California     
               “The Art of Living Black Annual Group Exhibition,” California

Curatorial experience
2017      “Hargeysa International Book Fair,” Group exhibition
2016 “A Celebration of Art & Culture,” AAO, Oklahoma
2015      “Wanderlust: Nomadic Interpretations of Contemporary Africa,” The                      Project Box, Oklahoma
              “Emphasis on a Colour Environment,” Amena Butler, Urban Roots, 
              “My People,” Curated for photographer Gay Pasley, Urban Roots,
2014      “Afrikanation International Art Exchange,” Maansor Hotel, Hargeysa,
2012      “Sirta Tahriibta,” Group exhibition, Hargeysa, Somaliland/Somalia
2011      “Hiddo-Same” Group exhibition, Afrikanation Artists Organization
              Art Gallery, Hargeysa, Somaliland/Somalia     
              “FullCircle Art Exhibition & Benefit,” Group exhibition, California

“Honoree in She(R)ose Art Exhibition,” Joyce Gordon Gallery, 2012
“Volunteer of the Year Award,” Isha Somaliland Magazine, 2012  
National Women’s League Services, Grant Awarded 2011
Kaiser Permenente Scholarship Award, 2008-2009  
California College of the Arts Scholarship Award, 2007-2009  
Certificate of Emerging Technologies, 2004  
Creative Capacity Fund, Grant Awarded, 2011 “2007
Inspirational Match of the Year Award,” Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, 2007  
Certificate of Emerging Technologies, “Student of the Year,” 2002



2017      “Black History Month Kickoff,” University of Central    
              Oklahoma, Keynote address, Feb. 1, Oklahoma
2016      Trinity School, March 9, Oklahoma
              “Community Learning Council Fundraiser,” Oklahoma Bar Association,                 March 3, Oklahoma
              “Black History Month,” The University of Oklahoma, Keynote address,
              Feb. 24, Oklahoma    
              “Art for Relaxation Workshop,” The Project Box, Feb. 6, 27, Oklahoma
2015      ArtistINC, Oklahoma Contemporary, Nov. 15
2012      KTN Kenya, Interview with Isabella Mwagodi, Feb., Somaliland/Somalia               Luigi Ceccion, Independent journalist, Feb., Somaliland/Somalia
2011      Wanda’s Picks Online Radio Show, Afrikanation Interactive Art Exchange               June, California     
              Rajo Foundation USA: Annual Fundraiser for Hargeisa Children's                           Orphanage, June, California     
              Mirror Mirror Gala for California College of the Arts, March, California
2010      California College of the Arts Annual Board Meeting, Sept., California                  Rajo Foundation USA: Annual Fundraiser for Hargeisa Children's                           Orphanage, July, California     
              KTLV 1220 AM Radio, July, Oklahoma
2009     Wanda’s Picks Online Radio Show, July, California