Painters & Sculptors Program 2018 Jamea Richmond-Edwards

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Jamea Richmond-Edwards

Silver Spring, MD

Jamea Richmond-Edwards graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jackson State University, where she studied painting and drawing. She went on to earn an MFA from Howard University in 2012. Jamea has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally, including at the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Charles Wright Museum, Detroit, MI; and Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL. She resides in Maryland with her husband and three sons.

“Black women, while largely omitted from advertising campaigns and runways, are one the largest consumers of luxury brands. My goal as an artist is to unpack this complex relationship and subvert notions of mainstream fashion norms. Hip-hop fashion aesthetics from my youth in Detroit in the 90s inspire my painting compositions and color palette.”

  • Archetype of a 5 Star, 2018, acrylic, spray paint, glitter, ink and cut paper, 60 x 48 inches

  • 7-Mile Girl #1, 2017, mixed media collage on paper, 19 x 11 inches

  • The Witch of Joy Road, 2017, mixed media collage on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

  • Bag Lady, 2018, acrylic, spray paint, glitter, ink and cut paper, 53 x 55 inches

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.