An art lover from an early age, Bianca’s first exposure was at the age of 7, when her mother took her to the de Young Museum in San Francisco to view her first visual arts exhibition. This exhibition, a Henry Ossawa Tanner retrospective, was the first time Bianca saw her experiences within the Black family represented in a gallery space.
Bianca holds a bachelor’s degree in arts administration from Dillard University, as well as two master’s degrees (art education and interdisciplinary studies) from San Jose State University and Teachers College, Columbia University. As an artist, curator, educator, and advocate, she has initiated a number of projects at institutions such as Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY) and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), and Market Photo Workshop (Johannesburg, South Africa). All of her artistic endeavors center on a greater understanding of contemporary Africa and her Diaspora. In addition, she is particularly keen on investigative projects that tackle the living history of regular citizens who negotiate grand topics such as gender, heritage, and social-economic placement. As an oral historian and sound artist, she has received commissions from The Laundromat Project, Culture Push, and Initiatives of Change U.S. (IofC US).
Today, Bianca is the Cultural Competence Learning Institute (CCLI) Program Manager, where she works between partnering organizations to develop curriculum, coordinate marketing efforts, and usher a robust learning environment. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados