Nneka Jones

I am a contemporary multimedia artist working in mixed media, embroidery, paint, etc. to produce thought provoking artwork that comments on social and environmental injustice. My Caribbean background has influenced my work in the early stages of my career as I have always been drawn to vibrant colors, people and emotions.

However, after coming to the United States to pursue an education and career in the arts, I discovered a deeper passion for activism and the ability to use my artwork to evoke positive change and unity in society.

Since graduating from the University of Tampa in May 2020, some of my most recent achievements include a TIME magazine commission to produce the hand embroidered flag that appears on the cover of the August 31st/ September 7th issue 2020, a commission from the Washington Post to capture the history made by Vice President Kamala Harris and even appearing as a keynote speaker for Adobe MAX; sharing my journey and emphasizing the importance of art as a vehicle for activism.

My unique hand embroidery work has also been featured in Colossal magazine, The Jealous Curator blog, The American Craft Council, Embroidery Mag UK and Domestika. I hope to inspire other young aspiring artists to experiment, pursue their dreams and create art that tells a story.

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Data dołączenia: 5 2021