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Jer’Lisa Devezin

A native of New Orleans, Jer’Lisa Devezin grew up in the Lower Ninth Ward. Having taken an interest in the arts at an early age, she was placed in the Gifted and Talented Visual Arts program in elementary and secondary schools, continuing her studies in art during her high school years. Jer’Lisa entered Dillard University as a visual arts major, where she began to develop her interest in working with mixed media and continued to establish her artistic vision.

In 2010, she obtained a scholarship to study anatomy and the human figure at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC, using the clay medium. Following graduation from Dillard University in 2011, Devezin obtained an internship with the television series Treme.

Artist's website: jerlisadevezin.com

  • U got to shake to keep from crying, U got to shake to keep from dying, 2013, collage on paper, watercolor, rocks, 8 1/2 x 11 inches.

  • Go Kisha, 2012, acrylic on board, 24 x 48 inches.

  • Dip Wittah, 2013, acrylic on board, collage, 24 x 48 inches.

  • Sing a Black Girls’ Song, 2012, terracotta clay, acrylic, 15 x 24 inches.

  • All tha Powah n tha Glory, 2012, acrylic, collage on canvas, 24 x 24 inches.

  • She’s A real Shaka, 2012, ink on paper, 12 x 12 inches.

All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.