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Jamiah Calvin

Nominated by Northern Illinois University 

My mission is to create works of art that will leave a perpetual impression on the psyche of the viewer. Each work of art carries a message that challenges the persona of beauty, love, pain and the hidden stigmas of everyday life. In each painting, I tell a story through surrealist and realistic, figurative imagery. My current body of work emphasizes the use of different materials, such as copper and glass. The paintings are part of a series titled Divinity. This series captures moments in time and embodies the essence of Godliness.

Image: Grown Folks Business, oil on canvas, 24”x16”, 2017

Resident year: 
2018
Cohort Group: 
Artist Resident