Venise Keys

Womyn of color be unapologetic in all your glory (2020)
assorted cut papers
7 x 7 in.

Pass the CROWN Act in all states or we are repeating the Tignon Laws of 1785
acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 in.

My content is about the aesthetics of living in America on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, age, and class. Common themes in my artwork and research are Black hair politics, beauty politics, queerness, colorism, generational trauma, the Black Arts Movement, Afrofuturism, intersectionality, Black feminist theory, popular culture, rootwork spirituality, identity politics, and power.

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