Venise Keys

We are in tumultuous moments of history where oppressive systems operate in plain sight. My art and writing are parts of an ancestral storytelling and veneration of black culture, intersectional community, and art history. I lean towards the visual aesthetics of the African diaspora to uplift marginalized women and feminine identifying non-binaries. It is my duty as an artist-activist to practice kuumba, “to do always as much as I can, in the way I can, to leave this world more beautiful than how I inherited it.”

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