Education
2008     BFA Communication Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA
2015     Sustainable Agriculture, VT VSU Extension Programs, Petersburg VA
2014-5    Soil Science, Virginia State University, Petersburg VA
2004-5    African History, Culture & Economics, J Sargent Reynolds CC, Henrico VA
99-02    Center for the Arts, Henrico High School, Henrico VA

Experience
2022     Art Facilitator, Rockwood Park Beekeepers, Bee Festival, Chesterfield Parks & Recreation, Chesterfield VA
2022    Art Facilitator, Taste of Africa Juneteenth Experience, Cater Farms, Unionville VA
2022    Musical Score & Composer, "Sugar in Our Wounds", Richmond Triangle Players, Richmond VA
2022     Featured Lecturer, Perkinson Arts Center, "Our United States of Prejudice ... & Love", Chester VA
2022     Judge, Scholastic Arts Art Competition, Earth Day, Youth Awards
2020-2021    Education & Community Outreach Coordinator, Cornerstone Community Farm, CFC, Henrico VA
2019     Judge, National Endowment of the Arts Visual Arts Competition, NEA, VCU Health
2013     Judge, National Endowment of the Arts Visual Arts Competition, NEA, VCU Health
2009     Guest Lecturer, Virginia Tech VIBES Student Organization, Virginia TECH
2009     Showcase Curating Juror, HIV/AIDS Awareness Week, HIV/AIDS Awareness
2009     Guest Speaker, Black Men in America Series, VCU Black Student Alliance
2007     Gallery Consultant,The Camel, Richmond VA
2007     Gallery Consultant, Décor Furniture, Richmond VA
Art Educator @ HCPS, RCPS, CCPS, RP&R, MSiC, VT & VSU Agricultural Extensions, 4H of Virginia, VUU Theology, VCU Health Systems, Black History Museum of Richmond, Elegba Folklore Society.

Selected Exhibitions  
*solo exhibition, **solo and live performance
2022
"Jubilation in June" Freestyle Painting @ Rockets Landing Juneteenth Father's Day Celebration, Richmond VA**
"March Radness", Gallery5 Community Fundraiser, Freestyle Paint @ Gallery 5, Richmond VA**
"Stories & Histories: A Special Providence", Touring Group Exhibiton, Unitied States
2021
Black American Arts & Cultural Center and LFA Gala & Fundraiser, Freestyle Paint @ BAACC, Richmond VA**
"Tuesday Verses" Performance Painter Artist Residency Summer - Fall, Richmond VA**
"Elegbra Folklore Society's Juneteenth Festival", Freestyle Paint @ African Burial Ground, Richmond VA**
2020   
“Afrique Sessions”, Performance Artist @ Black Iris Social Club, Richmond VA**
“Love and History”, Performance and Exhibition @ Speakeasy Hippodrome, Richmond VA**
"Black in America", Performance and Group Exhibition @ The Wells Gallery, Richmond VA **
"Black in America", Group Exhibition @ The Wells Gallery, Richmond VA
2019    
“Writer's Den Poetry Slam and Showcase”, Live Visual Artist @ The Writer's Den, Richmond VA **
“Darkroom Showcase”, Live Visual Artist @ The Hof Garden, Richmond VA **
2018   
"The Art of BAAAR" Exhibition @ VSU Meredith Gallery, Emporia VA
“Celebrate Richmond” Exhibition @ Main Street Station Galleries, Richmond VA
2016    
“Then & Now” Exhibition @ Browne Studio, Richmond VA
"To Sir with Love: African-American Male as Subject” Exhibition @ Spotlight Gallery, Richmond VA
2015   
“Isn’t She Lovely” Exhibition @ Spotlight Gallery, Richmond, VA
“MLK Community Day” Performance and Artist Lecture @ Multiple locations, RCPS & RPR, Richmond VA**
2014   
“Links Annual Fundraiser” Artist Showcase and Auction @ Virginia Museum Fine of Arts, Richmond, VA
“Healing Arts of Kyle M. Epps” Exhibition @ VCU Arts in Healthcare, Richmond VA*
2013   
“Martyr Music” Performance @ Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, Henrico VA
“Resurrection Sunday” Performance @ Speaking Spirit Ministries, Henrico VA
2012   
“The Spiritual Arts of Kyle M Epps” Exhibition @ Fifth Street Baptist Church, Richmond VA*
2010   
“Lifetime” Homecoming Performance @ Virginia Tech Student Center, Blacksburg VA
“Richmond’s Juneteenth Celebration” Performance @ Carver Park, Exhibit @ Art 6 Gallery, Richmond VA**
“The Spiritual Arts of Kyle M Epps” Exhibition @ Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, Glenn Allen VA *
“Richmond Artist Showcase” Exhibition and Performance @ Bus Boys and Poets, Washington DC **
“Lifetime”, Performance @ The Camel, Richmond VA
“Teacher Appreciation Week”, Performance @ HCPS Henrico Theatre, Highland Springs VA **
“1st Annual Art Festival”, Exhibition @ Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, Richmond, VA
2009    
“Lifetime”, Performance @ Encore, Richmond VA**
“Lifetime”, Exhibition and Performance @ The Firehouse, Richmond VA* **
“Spirits” presented by Vibes Student Showcase, Performance @ Virginia Tech Student Center, Blacksburg VA**
“The Art of Kyle M Epps” Exhibition and Performance @ Say Word Wednesdays, Richmond VA* **
“Untitled Pop Show” Exhibition and Performance @ The Camel, Richmond VA* **
“Spirits” Exhibition @ Station 57, Richmond VA*
2008    
“Happy Natural Day” Public Art and Exhibition @ Happily Natural Festivals, Richmond VA* **
“School of Arts Showcase” Exhibition @ VCU School of the Arts, Richmond VA
“National HIV/AIDS Awareness Week Fundraiser” Performance @ Richmond Public Libraries, Richmond VA**
“The Spirit of Life” Exhibition @ Richmond Public Library North, Richmond VA*
“An Open Mind at Common Groundz” Exhibition @ Common Groundz Coffee Shop, Richmond VA
“The Art of Kyle Epps and Stanley Rayfield” Exhibition @ Gallery 814, Richmond VA
2007    
“The Art of Kyle M Epps” Exhibition @ Decor Furnitures, Richmond VA*
“Lyricist Lab Touring Showcase” Performance and Exhibitions, Various Locations
“Spiritual Art” Exhibition @ Mt Nebo Baptist Church, West Point, VA*
 
Honors
2022 - Artist of the Month (X2), Ashland Theater Association
2020 - Advisory Board, Community Food Collaborative, CFC
2020 – Board of Directors, Writer's Den Workshops and Poetry Slam
2019 – Advisory Board, Twisted Arts Cultural Festival, Richmond VA
2018 – Director of Public Relations, Black American Artist Alliance Richmond, BAAAR
2015 –Board of Directors, Black American Artist Alliance Richmond, BAAAR
2015 – Artist Interview @ “Virginia this Morning” WTVR 6, Richmond VA
2014 – 3rd Place Artworks Juried Exhibitions, Artworks, RVA
2012 - Board of Advisors, Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center, Richmond Parks and Recreations
2012 – 1st Place National Endowment of the Arts, Petersburg Cultural Arts Center
2010 – 1st Place National Endowment of the Arts, VCU Arts in Healthcare, VCU Health Systems
2008 – President, Communication Arts - School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University
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