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The Black Artists Alliance Juried Exhibition features work from Black artists at the University of Georgia selected by Professor of Art, Diane Edison. The BAA is committed to creating more opportunities and visibility for Black students who are underrepresented in the institution, simultaneously enriching the schools’ commitments to solidarity with its Black students. This exhibition gives the School of Art an opportunity to celebrate the work of Black artists and creates a devoted space of visibility.
AJ Aremu (she/they) AJ Aremu’s work focuses on the creation of art with the intent of keeping the viewers’ attention longer, to inspire intimate discussion between the art and the individual. Using silhouettes, rather than the representation being limited to the model used for the imagery, they are able to represent black individuals as a whole.
Jaci Davis (she/her) Jaci Davis is an undergraduate at the University of Georgia pursuing a degree in drawing and painting. Using her experience as someone who is biracial, Davis explores the theme of biracial/multiracial identity through her work.
William Evans (he/him) William Evans is a mixed media artist based in Athens, Georgia. Evans is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia, where he is pursuing an A.B. in Women's Studies and B.F.A. in Art (Sculpture). Inspired by Black Feminist thought and theory, Evans’ studio practice applies reflection on himself and the Black queer community as he work towards facilitating conversations about the liberation and healing of the Black queer community. His goal is to not only heal himself from generational trauma and suffering but also to provide communal healing and acknowledgment for marginalized folks who face the same discrimination and oppression.
Jacob Hoover (he/him) Jacob Hoover is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia majoring in business and minoring in studio art. His work is heavily inspired by color and line with a strong graphite subject, and how they interact to arouse feeling and energy.
Amari Mitnaul (she/her) Amari Mitnaul is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia, pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Art. Mitnaul is a 2-d artist working primarily in drawings and paintings. Her work deals with the female figure.
Temple Douglass (she/her) Temple Douglass is a 3rd year Drawing and Painting Major at UGA. Her work has been published in Artivist Magazine, Stillpoint Literary Magazine, and Black Art Magazine