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Monday 20 May, 2013

Art As Re-possession: Ayanah Moor on “The Spaces in Between”

Art can re-posses. The fact is, there is a time to stand out and do your own thing, especially when the decision makers aren’t including your perspectives and experiences in their media, film and creative outlets. But, there’s also a time to re-write and re-interpret the stories that mis-represent or ignore you, put some stank […]


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Tuesday 05 March, 2013

Be Terrifying Anyway: J’Nell Jordan on Power, Integrity and the Freedom to be Awkward [VIDEO]

My conversation with J’Nell Jordan reminded me that a woman should never have to hide her power just to make others feel comfortable. J’Nell is the talented painter who contributed an original print of Warsan Shire to our “Terrifying, Strange & Beautiful” crowdfunding campaign. She believes in simply doing what you were meant to do, […]


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Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Dawn Okoro and the “Potential Ideal” | 30 Days Unchained: Day 21

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 21 1/30/13 | Inspiration: Dawn Okoro From law grad to NYC-based visual artist, Dawn Okoro made quite the career jump- and the art world is better for it. Her talent and creative genius need not been spoken of because they’re self-evident, the second you take a glance at her paintings. […]


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Thursday 24 January, 2013

Art of a Woman: Jaimee Todd | 30 Days Unchained : Day 15

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 15 – 1/23/13 | Inspiration: Jaimee Todd As a self-taught painter and photographer, Jaimee Todd  has learned how to transfer the range of her emotions, into colorful art. Jaimee’s influences, which include the abstract realism of Georgia O’Keeffe and pan-African and Native American aesthetics, translate into an artform that is completely her […]


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Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Beautifully Absurd: Nina Chanel Abney | 30 Days Unchained : Day 13

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 13 – 1/22/13 | Inspiration: Nina Chanel Abney Playfully sinister and visually complex Nina Chanel Abney masters the art of duality in her large-scale paintings. On the one hand, her art is inviting and energetic, with bright colors and cartoon-like figures. However, when you look closer, you realize some of […]


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Thursday 20 December, 2012

Full Circle: San Francisco Based Visual Artist J. Journey Jones on Rootlessness & Self-Discovery

Thought-provoking and visually stimulating, artist J. Journey Jones‘ work is a unique glimpse into the creative soul. A resident of San Francisco, Journey has received her Bachelor of Arts at Mills College and has trained under the tutelage of world renowned artists: accomplished British sculptor Anna Valentina Murch, Chinese-born painter Hung Liu and American ceramicist […]


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Wednesday 08 August, 2012

Art with a Conscience: Mona El-Bayoumi on Creativity, Egyptian Politics, and being African-Arab

When talking about socially conscious art, which serves a purpose beyond its aesthetic value, a few names come to mind. Mona El-Bayoumi stands among those venerable ranks. An Egyptian-born, Michigan-bred, Washington, D.C.-based artist, Mona exemplifies what it means to be a global artist. Her art is beautiful, but more importantly, it is meaningful. Influenced by […]


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Thursday 03 November, 2011

Color Junkie: The Art of Jaimee Todd

A self-proclaimed “color junkie,” Jaime Todd‘s work is  bright, lively and, just makes you feel good. In fact, many have described her paintings and inkblots as therapeutic. Jaimee brings her creative sunshine to artistic venues across New York including the New York Mercantile Exchange, St. Francis College, Climate Gallery and Broadway Suites, LLC. I wondered […]


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Monday 31 October, 2011

Greater Virtues: Peju Alatise on Women, Art and Real Freedom

Of her least satisfying work, Peju Alatise has said: “Nobody will ever see it. I’ll pour white paint on it and start over. So that does not exist.” The paintings, writings and sculptures that did make the cut illustrate ideas of love, femininity and religion. Most importantly, Peju’s art reflects her own lived experiences. When […]


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Thursday 29 September, 2011

Mind Travels: The Eclectic Art of Corinne Stevie

Mixing musical and visual influences, Corinne Stevie’s eclectic, feminine and whimsical art is sure to capture your attention. If you’re adventurous, you’ll let her pieces take you on a mental journey of what she calls her “ideas about dreams, spirituality, beauty, identity, fashion, cartoons  and random things in the real world.” Here Corinne discusses her […]