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is a multimedia artist based in Houston, Texas. Her collaborative video work has been shown in several Houston-area art galleries, and her self-portrait photography has been exhibited online, locally, and internationally in Singapore and Bangalore. Her current project with artist Mari Omori, The Forest, has manifested into its first iteration, The Branches, which was shown as a public art installation at Houston Community College in early 2020 and Lone Star College-Kingwood Fine Art Gallery in October 2020 as part of their Faculty Art Show. She is also a curator, having organized and managed two photography art exhibits for Lone Star College-Kingwood Fine Art Gallery: Perspectives, which showcased the photographic works of the Perspective Photography student club's members in 2017; and citywide juried cellphone photography exhibition, 2020/vision, which is entering its second year in 2021.
Additionally, T.C. is a writer and poet, with work published in literary journals Capsule Stories, Pages Penned in Pandemic: A Collective, mental health anthology Pluviophile, Honeyfire Literary Magazine, The Westsider, and more. She proudly serves as a reader for the literary journal for youth writer organization The Young Writers Initiative, Juven. Her poetry collection, The Forest, was published by Riza Press in 2021 and will serve as the inspirational basis of the aforementioned art installation being developed with artist Mari Omori, as well as a launching point for a larger, developing cross-media project.
Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design & Media Arts from Southern New Hampshire University, T.C. is also a graphic and multimedia design professional who has won numerous accolades for her design work, including gold Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR).
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE FOREST
“'The Forest' is a hauntingly beautiful tale of growth, life, and rebirth, with poems as expansive and full of life as trees in a forest. It is a work I would gladly get lost in, time and time again.”
— Hinnah Mian,
award-winning poet and
author to "To Build a Home"