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This lovely portrait as well as two others of mine will be shown in a group show titled 13/1, which will exhibit artwork from members of Pratt Institute’s club, Bako Tribe.
This is a gallery showcase, presenting a variety of art media.
Thirteen student artists will be sharing their work. A reoccurring theme becomes apparent as you go through each artists presentation: Identity.  

Through their paintings, film, architecture and design, they express what they believe it means to be black in this day and age. The inspiration for this showcase and the artists’ work comes in part from attending college in a neighborhood completely changed by gentrification.  Once home to a plethora of Black creatives, Clinton Hill is left all but bereft of Afrocentric culture. This being the case in this and in the cities many of the artists’ originally hail from, they are all well-versed in defining and holding on to what it means to be Black in America.  

In addition to the showcase, Bako Tribe will be hosting  ”Drink and Draw” led by Kamau Ware. For more information on this event, follow @warehousegallery on Instagram, or go to Bako Tribe’s Facebook.

The show will run from April 22nd, 2014 to April 26th, 2014 at Warehouse Gallery located at 1070 Bedford Ave in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. The gallery is inside the boutique, Miss Master’s Closet.

The Opening Reception will be on April 22nd from 8pm -10pm. Come meet all of the artists!

The Closing Reception will be on April 26th from 8pm - 10pm, and will include two spoken presentations from Zaina Goggins and Justin B. Kinard.

Don’t miss it!


Painting:

Untitled (Tann)

Acrylic Paint on Canvas
2’ x 3’
2014
Apr 15, 2014 / 6 notes

This lovely portrait as well as two others of mine will be shown in a group show titled 13/1, which will exhibit artwork from members of Pratt Institute’s club, Bako Tribe.

This is a gallery showcase, presenting a variety of art media.
Thirteen student artists will be sharing their work. A reoccurring theme becomes apparent as you go through each artists presentation:

Identity.  
Through their paintings, film, architecture and design, they express what they believe it means to be black in this day and age. The inspiration for this showcase and the artists’ work comes in part from attending college in a neighborhood completely changed by gentrification. 
Once home to a plethora of Black creatives, Clinton Hill is left all but bereft of Afrocentric culture. 
This being the case in this and in the cities many of the artists’ originally hail from, they are all well-versed in defining and holding on to what it means to be Black in America.  
In addition to the showcase, Bako Tribe will be hosting  ”Drink and Draw” led by Kamau Ware. For more information on this event, follow @warehousegallery on Instagram, or go to Bako Tribe’s Facebook.
The show will run from April 22nd, 2014 to April 26th, 2014 at Warehouse Gallery located at 1070 Bedford Ave in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. The gallery is inside the boutique, Miss Master’s Closet.
The Opening Reception will be on April 22nd from 8pm -10pm. Come meet all of the artists!
The Closing Reception will be on April 26th from 8pm - 10pm, and will include two spoken presentations from Zaina Goggins and Justin B. Kinard.
Don’t miss it!
Painting:
Untitled (Tann)
Acrylic Paint on Canvas
2’ x 3’
2014
Apr 15, 2014 / 9 notes

Come to my senior thesis painting show!! All are welcome!!

Senior Painting Exhibition by artists Christa Pratt, Tess Silverman, and Rachel Hendel, titled DON’T START WITH ME.

At Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 @ East Hall Gallery from Monday, April 21st, 2014 - Friday, April 25th, 2014.

Opening Reception is on April 21st from 5pm - 8pm. Come see some fantastic artwork!

theblackpicassa:

Wangechi Mutu did a lecture at my school today on her work, and it gave me everything I needed to continue working on my thesis this semester.
Her work embodies pretty much everything I’m about at this point in my life. She’s a wonderful speaker; her work is so multifaceted, well-done and thought out, and it’s just so important, in my opinion.
It was really inspiring, and I’m so glad I got the opportunity to meet her and hear her speak about her artwork.
Feb 20, 2014 / 7 notes

theblackpicassa:

Wangechi Mutu did a lecture at my school today on her work, and it gave me everything I needed to continue working on my thesis this semester.

Her work embodies pretty much everything I’m about at this point in my life. She’s a wonderful speaker; her work is so multifaceted, well-done and thought out, and it’s just so important, in my opinion.

It was really inspiring, and I’m so glad I got the opportunity to meet her and hear her speak about her artwork.

Untitled (Tiana)
18” x 30”
Acrylic Paint on Canvas
2014
Feb 20, 2014 / 183 notes

Untitled (Tiana)

18” x 30”

Acrylic Paint on Canvas

2014

Untitled (Mika)
Oil paint on Canvas
8 ft x 5 ft
2013
Jan 13, 2014 / 12 notes

Untitled (Mika)

Oil paint on Canvas

8 ft x 5 ft

2013

Untitled (Braids)
Acrylic Paint on Canvas
3 ft x 4 ft
2013
Jan 13, 2014 / 17 notes

Untitled (Braids)

Acrylic Paint on Canvas

3 ft x 4 ft

2013

Untitled (Kathreen)
Acrylic Paint on Canvas
16 ft x 4 ft
2013
Jan 13, 2014 / 7 notes

Untitled (Kathreen)

Acrylic Paint on Canvas

16 ft x 4 ft

2013

Untitled (Self Portrait)
Acrylic paint on canvas
6 ft x 8 ft
2012
Jan 13, 2014 / 20 notes

Untitled (Self Portrait)

Acrylic paint on canvas

6 ft x 8 ft

2012

Sep 23, 2013 / 6 notes

Just some studies I did for fun :)

My first endeavors into non-figural work.

Acrylic and metallic powder on wood and artists panels

Miko
2 ft x 3 ft
Oil on Canvas
2013
Sep 23, 2013 / 5 notes

Miko

2 ft x 3 ft

Oil on Canvas

2013