My name is Jahkori and I am currently a rising senior at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. For more information please visit my official website:
• 2020 Amateur Artist Winner - Featured Artwork in Visions For Vision 2020–The TGF Art Challenge to Celebrate Vision - (The Glaucoma Foundation)
• 2019/2020 Emerging Leader of the Year Award (Ringling College of Art & Design)
• 2019 Social Entrepreneurship Conference & Incubator Competition Participant
• 1st Place Winner – GBM Shark Tank Pitch Competition (April 2019)
• SRQ Sarasota Magazine – “Once Upon A Time In Southside Elementary” (April 2019)
• Christie’s New York – Young Visions 2018 & 2016 Exhibit
• Adobe Certification Award.
• Gold Honor Roll for 95+ average.
• Perfect Attendance Award for all four years of junior high and high school.
• Theater Arts and Backstage Management scholarship award.
• $500 scholarship for the Neuberger Berman office art commission project.
• N.S.H.S.S. "How I Got Into My Dream School" scholarship $500.
• New York City Chancellor's Endorsed Regent's Diploma.
• Consecutive 4 year Silver & Gold Honor Roll Student.
• $5,000 scholarship for participating in more than five “Studio in a School” art programs.
- $16,000 scholarship from the Ringling College of Art and Design president Larry R. Thompson.
During my high school years, I was closely affiliated with the Studio in a School Institute. Studio in a School is an institute that serves young people by integrating the visual arts into teaching and learning and provides professional development for artists and teachers. I was introduced to Studio in a School by my High School Illustration Teacher when he gave out flyers for the Studio TAP program. Most of the success I have today is due to my involvement with Studio. To me, Studio sparked a new understanding of myself and my artwork, helping it improve each session. Studio in a School is special to me because it is the only program I joined that had my artwork noticed and displayed in renowned places such as Christie’s and Lincoln Center. Being a part of the Studio Institute helped me learn many new things and was helpful in my life, especially when it came time to apply for colleges. The Studio institute programs I was enrolled in were the Teen Apprenticeship Program (March 2016 – August 2016), Studio Intensives in Painting & Portfolio Development (Oct. 2016 – Dec. 2016), Figure in Motion with the New York City Ballet (January 2017 – February 2017), Studio Intensives in Painting and Portfolio Development (Oct. 2017 – Dec. 2017), and the Neuberger Berman Commision Project (January 2018 – February 2018). Applying for events with Studio in a School, added more experience to my résumé. With the help of Studio in a School, I was always able to have a variety of artwork in my art collection, making my art portfolio stand out from other applicants. The Studio Institute impacted my life the most, by giving me the opportunity to accomplish my very first dream job of teaching art to children when I was only 16 years old. This experience left me with a desire to continue on the teaching path, and continue to pursue my dreams.