The Water Carries Us explores the perspectives of Black & Afro-Native women as they have been impacted by colonialism, forced removal from ancestral lands, and enslavement.
New Growth 2021 | Teaching Artist Fellows: Bay Area Black Artist Studio Fellowship, De’Ana Brownfield
De’Ana Brownfield is a multidisciplinary artist and educator that currently resides in Oakland, California. She utilizes textiles, mural making, and painting to inquire about Afro-Indigenous traditional ways of being and visualizing Black futures grounded in healing. She holds a B.A. degree from Mills College.
leana Tejada is a Mexican-American artist born and raised in Southern California. A former NCAA Division II Track and Field athlete, Tejada’s work progressively deals with female masculinity and the opposition to “marianismo” — the exaggerated sense of traditional femininity.
New Growth 2021 | Teaching Artist Fellows: Filipinx Teaching Artist Fellow, Angela Buencamino Hien Phung
Angela Hien Buencamino Phung is an artist and educator currently based in Oakland, CA / Ohlone Land, and was born and raised in Sacramento / Nisenan Land. She creates art through writing, installation, textile, performance and digital media.
Megan Alma Leppla is a queer Latinx artist and educator whose work seeks to build community through the exploration of intersectional identities. Leppla received a Masters of Arts in Art Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has shown work nationally and internationally through solo exhibitions, group shows, and artist residencies. Leppla is
Rebeca Abidail Flores is a Salvadoreña and Mexican American artist from Fresno, CA. As a storyteller, her work is centered around ideas of work and play and how land interacts with culture and community. She recently received her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of San Francisco. Flores is currently one of Root
Without The Stars, There Would Be No Us imagines the cosmos in expansion, accreting astronomical objects to produce the celestial bodies that we see today. Mirror sculptures on mylar grids reference the farsighted view of Lee Bul’s Civitas Solis II, modeling proportions of time and space that the human mind can only dream of, while demarcating the
Shirat Ha’Yam is an online and dispersed exhibition that examines the healing properties of the sea. It is said that people tend to go to the sea when they feel sad and that explains why the sea is salty. It is also said that the sea is the place where one can purify and shed their
Curatorial Fellow Tavarus Blackmon interviews Root Division Studio Artist and Board Member Makiko Harris. They discuss the recent RD Makes exhibit, Art and the Pandemic and applying for art opportunities in this difficult moment in time.