Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Florida State University — Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA)                                                   May 2021

 

HONORS, GRANTS, & AWARDS

2020 Recognition by the United Nations Association-USA Youth Observer

2020 FSU President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Award

2020 IDEA Grant Recipient

2020 FSU Student Excellence in Visual Arts Award

2019 Ada Belle Winthrop-King Visual Arts Endowment

2019 FSU Student Excellence in Visual Arts Award

2018 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

2018 FSU CARE Travel Grant

2018 Sherrill W. Ragans Scholarship

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Mujeristas Collection Digital Zine - Volume 1, Virtual Exhibition

What’s On Your Wall Art Exhibition, Virtual Show

The BADST Speakeasy, FAMU, Tallahassee, FL

South City Head Start Harambe, South City Head Start, Tallahassee, FL

Black Student Union Afro Funk Fest, FSU University Ballrooms, Tallahassee, FL

 

2019

FSU Going Global Showcase, The Center for Global Engagement, Tallahassee, FL

FSU College of Fine Arts Student Showcase, Moore Auditorium, Tallahassee, FL

FSU Global Scholars Showcase, Honors Scholars & Fellows House, Tallahassee, FL

Displacement and Diffusion, Phyllis Straus Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

Student Excellence in Visual Arts Award, Office of National Fellowships, Tallahassee, FL

ART Exhibit: Closing Ceremony, FSU Black Student Union, Student Services Building, Tallahassee, FL

ONWARD, The Plant, Tallahassee, FL

 

2018

BFA Babes, Phyllis Straus Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

Foundations Art Show, Carnaghi Arts Building, Tallahassee, FL

Nothing But Art, FSU Black Student Union, Tallahassee, FL

 

2017

Digital Foundations: Opening Reception, Fermentation Lounge, Tallahassee, FL

Annual Paxon 2D Fine Arts Show, Paxon School for Advanced Studies, Tallahassee, FL

Highschool Art Awards & Exhibition, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, South Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

The Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards, Jacksonville Public Library Main, Jacksonville, FL

 

2016

Highschool Art Awards & Exhibition, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, South Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

 

 

MEDIA & NEWS

2020

"Digital Zine - Volume 1, Virtual Exhibition," by Mujeristas Collection

http://mujeristascollective.com/virtual-exhibition

http://mujeristascollective.com/myah-freeman

"BLACK LIVES MATTER," by Kahleel Gray, Alessa Lacarta, Madison Social and Township Tallahassee

https://madisonsocial.com/black-lives-matter

“9 Florida Artists Featured after creating #DontRushChallenge Video!,” by Quia Atkinson, QZ Design Gallery Blog

https://www.qzdesigngallery.com/9-florida-artists-featured-after-dontrushchallenge-video/

 

“Video challenge sparks creative response from artists,” by Amanda Sieradzki, Council on Culture and Arts, Tallahassee Democrat

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/family/2020/05/07/video-challenge-sparks-creative-response/3080669001/

 

“President’s Humanitarian Award recognizes students for serving other,” with Jordan Anderson by Mark Vaughn, FSU Headlines Show, Florida State University News

https://soundcloud.com/floridastateuniversity/presidents-humanitarian-award-recognizes-students-for-serving-others

https://news.fsu.edu/multimedia/radio/2020/04/23/presidents-humanitarian-award-recognizes-students-for-serving-others/

 

“FSU students recognized virtually through President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year program,” by Jenny Ralph, Florida State University News

https://news.fsu.edu/news/students-campus-life/2020/04/17/fsu-students-recognized-virtually-through-presidents-undergraduate-humanitarian-of-the-year-program/

 

“FSU Honors College of Fine Arts student Myah Freeman as 2020 Humanitarian of the Year,” by College of Fine Arts News

https://cfa.fsu.edu/fsu-honors-college-of-fine-arts-student-myah-freeman-as-2020-humanitarian-of-the-year/

 

“The President's Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Award,” The Center for Leadership and Social Change

https://thecenter.fsu.edu/recognition/presidents-undergraduate-humanitarian-year-award

 

 

2019

“Meet Myah Freeman of MyahnArt in Tallahassee,” by Dianne Lopez, Voyage ATL

http://voyageatl.com/interview/meet-myah-freeman-myahnart-located-tallahassee-florida/

 

“The Talibe Children Discover the Magic of Art,” by Rod Leroy, News from Maison de la Gare

http://mdgsl.com/actualites/engnov2019myah.html

 

“Myah Freeman’s Experience,” by Myah Freeman, Maison de la Gare

http://mdgsl.com/temoignages/19engmyah.html

 

“College of Fine Arts Student Showcase,” College of Fine Arts News

https://cfa.fsu.edu/college-of-fine-arts-student-showcase/

 

“FSU Artist Advocates for Minorities,” by Kira’Fika Jackson, The FAMUAN

http://www.thefamuanonline.com/2019/10/03/fsu-artist-advocates-for-minorities/

 

“Art being used to revive pedestrian tunnel that sparks safety concerns for some FSU students,” by Chantelle Navarro, ABC 27 WTXL Tallahassee Local News

https://www.wtxl.com/news/local-news/art-being-used-to-revive-pedestrian-tunnel-that-sparks-safety-concerns-for-some-fsu-students

Emma Moody, “New murals paint over DeGraff Tunnel’s tarnished reputation,” FSView & Florida Flambeau, Monday, November 4, 2019, “VIEWS” p. 10

 

“New Murals Paint Over DeGraff Tunnel's Tarnished Reputation,” by Emma Moody, FSU News.com

https://www.fsunews.com/story/life/2019/11/03/fine-art-student-myah-freeman-revitalizes-degraff-tunnel/4148598002/

https://amp.fsunews.com/amp/4148598002

 

“The Talibé Children of Saint-Louis, Senegal: Analyzing Perpetuating Causes” by Myah Freeman, Omprakash Blog

https://www.omprakash.org/blog/the-talib--children-of-saint-louis--senegal-1

https://www.omprakash.org/citizen/myah-freeman

 

“FSU students awarded a record number of Gilman Scholarships,” by Amy Farnum-Patronis, Florida State University News

https://news.fsu.edu/news/university-news/2019/06/28/fsu-students-awarded-record-number-of-gilman-scholarships/

 

James Clark, “False Gods,” VMag9zine, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Electronic

 

FSU Women’s Student Union, “I AM,” Her Voice 2019 Magazine, Thursday, March 28, 2019, p. 5, 23

https://issuu.com/sgastudentpublications/docs/19spring_hervoice-final

 

FSU Student Life Cinema, “Black Directors Festival” Zine, Wednesday, March 6, 2019

 

 

2018

“2018 Global Citizen Curtis Scholarship,” Global Citizen, YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H57vlovAE7M&feature=emb_title

 

“Announcing the 2018 Global Citizen Curtis Scholars,” Global Citizen

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/announcing-the-2018-global-citizen-curtis-scholar/

 

“Myah Freeman Awarded 2018 Curtis Scholarship,” Department of Art News

https://art.fsu.edu/50251-2/

 

“The Unsung Hero Project,” by IAMCRYTAALLXO Blog

https://iamcrystaallxo.wordpress.com/

 

 

2016

“Community comes together to support public school student success,” ONE by ONE Student Voice Event, Jacksonville Public Education Fund

https://www.jaxpef.org/news/community-comes-together-to-support-public-school-student-success-1

TEACHINGS

2020

FSU Alliance for Black Women Paint Class, FSU Tallahassee, FL

DeVosh Beauty FSU “Paint & Breathe” Paint Class, FSU, Tallahassee, FL

FSU Women’s Student Union “Let’s Talk Art” Panel, FSU, Tallahassee, FL

 

2019

FSU CARE Ambassador Group, Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement, Tallahassee, FL

Temple Fit Co. Family Wellness Fair, FAMU Developmental Research School, Tallahassee, FL

Maison de la Gare, Saint-Louis, Senegal

SSS-SCOPE Trap N’ Paint, William Johnston Building, Tallahassee, FL

 

2018

Paint Party!, CARE Leadership Council, Thagard Building, Tallahassee, FL

FSU CARE Ambassador Group, Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement, Tallahassee, FL

Africare With A Twist, Zeta Omicron Chapter of AKA Sorority, Inc., FSU Union Ballrooms, Tallahassee, FL

Oasis International Ministries of Jax, Jacksonville, FL

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

The Kappa Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.— Arts & Letters Committee Chair, 1st VP 

Student Support Services-SCOPE— Member                                                                            

National Society of Collegiate Scholars— Member

Garnet & Gold Key Leadership Society— Member

 

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

MyahnArt, Jacksonville & Tallahassee, FL — Artist/Creator

SEP 2015 - PRESENT

  • Freelance artist. Commission work across mediums including mixed media sculpture, oil, and acrylic paint

  • Taught paint classes across campus for many organizations, face painting, etc.

 

CARE, Tallahassee, FL — Muralist, Graphic Designer

JAN – MAY 2020

  • Facilitated a mural in the Thagard Building that embodies the spirit of CARE

  • Created graphic templates for flyers and a digital yearbook

 

SGA DeGraff Tunnel Mural Project — Creative Director & Artist

MAY 2018 – DEC 2019

  • Assisted the FSU Student Government Association by spearheading and executing a series of mini murals in the DeGraff Tunnel on campus in the effort of beatification

 

FSU Global Scholars Program, Tallahassee, FL & Saint-Louis, Senegal — Scholar, Internship

JAN – DEC 2019

  • Interned at non-profit, Maison de la Gare, to improve the lives of talibé street children. Upheld their mission by spearheading an art curriculum specific to the children and their needs.

  • Expanded my international awareness, diversity, and cultural sensitivity.

 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Tallahassee, FL — Arts & Letters Committee Chair, First Vice President

MAR 2019– PRESENT

  • Delta Coloring Book, an initiative that I began where students contribute to a large painting centered around a topic of importance. To promote community effort in the arts at a collegiate level

 

Temple Fit Co. Family Wellness Fair, Tallahassee, FL — Vendor

JUNE 2019

  • Taught and encouraged youth grades K-8th different ways of painting during the afterschool programs.

 

Duval Arts Council Student Representative, Marketing Committee

DCPS One X One Event Panelist

 

 

SKILLS

Advocacy, creative thinking & directing, painting and sculpting, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, ceramics building, and bookbinding.

Corey Wheeler Photography

About The Artist

Myah Freeman

Artist and creator, Myah Freeman, was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. Growing up, she always had a unique gift for creating. Much of her art reflects her interest in the beauties and struggles of the Black community as well as her own ancestry and familial experiences. She is specifically interested in using the arts as a means of advocacy, education, and inspiration. Myah Freeman currently attends Florida State University where she is pursuing a degree in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program and strives to expand her brand.

 

My work is a way of remembering the struggles, honoring the strength, and revealing the royalty of Blackness.” – MyahnArt