Logan FotoTalk: Nakeya Brown

  • FotoWeek Central 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States
©Nakyea Brown Kanekalon on a Fork, The Refutation of “Good” Hair, 15 inches x 15 inches , Archival Inkjet Print, 2012

©Nakyea Brown Kanekalon on a Fork, The Refutation of “Good” Hair, 15 inches x 15 inches , Archival Inkjet Print, 2012

Artist: Nakeya Brown 

Through portraiture and still-life images, her work explores the way in which beauty standards, popular culture, race, and gender impact memory, identity formation, and body image.

Nakeya Brown was born in Santa Maria, California in 1988. She received her BA in Visual Arts and Journalism & Media Studies from Rutgers University. Her work has been exhibited at the McKenna Museum of African American Art, the Anacostia Arts Center, Woman Made Gallery, Vivid Solutions Gallery, and Mason Gross Gallery. Brown’s work has been reviewed by The Washington City Paper, African & Afro-Diasporan Art Talks, ForHarriet, and has been published by international publications Hysteria and Tonelit. In 2016 she will participate in the “Perspectives on African-American Experience: Emerging Visions” residency and exhibition program at Michigan State University. She is a recipient of the Hortense May Boutell, Richard T. Evans, and Winifred Todd Farah endowments. She is currently pursuing her M.F.A at The George Washington University.