Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Spring / Summer 2020 Jamea Richmond-Edwards

Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence

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Jamea Richmond-Edwards

Silver Spring, MD
March 2 - April 9
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Jamea Richmond-Edwards was born and raised in Detroit, MI. She graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree from Jackson State University in 2004, where she studied painting and drawing, and 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, California African American Museum, Charles Wright Museum, and Kravets Wehby Gallery. She is a 2018 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. She resides in Maryland with her husband and three sons.

“Black women, while largely omitted from advertising campaigns and runways, are one of 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 Five Civilized, 2018, acrylic, spray paint, ink and cut paper collage on canvas, 60 x 48 inches

  • 7 Mile Girl, 2018, acrylic, spray paint, ink and cut paper collage on paper, 14 x 11 inches

  • Rise, 2018, acrylic, spray paint, ink and cut paper collage on canvas, 6 x 4 feet

  • Flashy, 2018, acrylic, spray paint, ink and cut paper collage on canvas, 6 x 4 feet

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