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is a curator, critic, & writer currently practicing on the unceded traditional land of the Nisenan. Her curatorial practice is multidimensional but remains rooted in the prioritization and care of artists that find their work outside of the imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchal margins of the art historical canon see Black, Indigenous, Latinx, API, Women, LGBTQIA+, Rural, with Dis/Ability, etc. Her writing is primarily focused on the Sacramento & Northern California region which is lacking critical discourse on contemporary art. Her daily rants, reviews, and recommendations can be found in her Art Notes.  

Current Work
Black Artist Foundry, Founder June 2020
- Sacramento Black Art History Timeline, on view at the Heart of Sacramento Gallery until 6/19/2022
- Black Art in the Sacramento Region 1960s - Present, Independent Research
- Look Here, free & paid subscriptions to explore the art that Faith is consuming
- Art Notes, journal pages critiquing the Sacramento region's contemporary art & artists

Past Work
Black Creativity at the Heart of Sacramento, 4/8/2022 - 5/7/2022
- Coordinates: Ice Pac, 3/4/2022 - 3/26/2022
- You Are Here, Wangari Mathenge Solo Exhibition, 2021 Pippy Houldsworth London UK
- Faith J. McKinnie Gallery, 8/2021 - 3/2022
- From The Original, The Russ Room Gallery 2/19/2022 - 4/9/2022
- Sac Joaquin Delta College, 2022 exhibition juror
- Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum2021 - 2022 exhibitions manager
- Pence Gallery, 2021 exhibition juror
- Axis Gallery, 2021 exhibition juror 
- Sacramento Kings Built by Black History, 2021 curator
- City of Sacramento Mayor's State of the City address, 2021 curator
- Crocker Art Museum, 2019 - 2021 Block by Block community engagement manager
- Color Us Hopeful: Creativity Kits, and Coloring Books, 2020 - 2021
Art Consultant to Governor Gavin Newsom, 2020 Listos California Powered By Art Campaign

- Sacramento Bee 2022 Top 25 Black Changemaker Award
- Crown Royal 2021-2022 Culture Creator Award

Instagram: @faithsartnotes