Nakeya Brown is a California born, Baltimore-based artist who uses photography to unpack the Black hair industry, Caribbean identity, and modern still lifes of the African diaspora. In conversation with Joy Davis, Manager of Adult and Community Programs, Nakeya will discuss complementary objects from the Walters collection in concert with her art series “Mass Production Comes Home” and “X-pressions: Black Beauty Still Lifes.”

About the Artist:
Nakeya Brown was born in Santa Maria, California in 1988. She received her BA from Rutgers University and her MFA from The George Washington University. Her work has been featured nationally in recent solo exhibitions at the Catherine Eldman Gallery, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, the Hamiltonian Gallery, and The McKenna Museum of African American Art, and in group exhibitions at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center and the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, among several others. Brown’s work has been featured in Time, New York Magazine, Dazed & Confused, The Fader, The New Yorker, and Vice. Her work has been included in photography books Babe and Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze. She lives and works in Maryland with her daughters Mia and Ella.

Thursday programs are sponsored by BGE.

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