BIO: 

De’Ana Brownfield is an artist and educator that is originally from Stockton but currently lives in Oakland, CA. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in African Decoloniality in Art & History at Mills College. In her studies and practice, she explores what it means to decenter whiteness in Afro Diasporic experiences, history, education, and spirituality.

Engaging with painting, textiles, and assemblage, she reconceptualizes her Afro-Indigenous ancestry, as well as personal and collective narratives. She unearths a history that has been erased in America’s history. Mythology acts as a catalyst to create visual imagery that reflects African & Afro-descendants as autonomous, spiritually connected, and people with a strong lineage of resistance. With the use of African Indigenous art practices, sacred objects, and symbols, she shows how art has been a ritualistic process of renewal, connecting with the land, and to Africans globally.