Bio

Greensboro, NC

blacksneakersbusiness@gmail.com


Artist's Statement 


Blacksneakers is a 20 year old illustrator and painter, based in North Carolina, USA. Her primary focus is the human body. She's able to express concepts of emotion, mentality, and physicality while combining it with vibrant color schemes to create complex, black narratives. As a young, black woman, she feels it's best to contribute her voice to a community already unique and beautiful.


Portfolio

Artwork


Exhibitions/Art Collaborations:

  • SuperRare GenZ, Link
  • Old Friends Reunion, IODG DeFi Summit 2020, Shanghai, China (2020)
  • Black Lives Matter street mural, Downtown Greensboro (June 2020)
  • Bromance @ SCAD Alexander Hall ( April 2019)
  • 9 Art Show @ The Public (November 2019), Curated by Robert Xavier
  • NCAT Fall Student Art Show @ Dudley Memorial Building (November 2019 - December 2019)
  • The Artistbloc Pop-up Art Show (February 2020)


Publications

  • SuperRare: GenZ, Blacksneakers: Giving Social and Political Voices Link 
  • ftpunks  ‘October Creator of the Month’ (October 2020) Link
  • The Webby Awards, 'Overwrite Tomorrow' Link
  • The Walrus Magazine, Ditch the Sweatpants Link (August 2020)
  • New York Magazine, The Cut - Overloaded: Working In an Unequal America Link 
  • Mellow Mushroom 'Art of Mellow' Campaign (July 2020) Link
  • Medium, Black Lives Matter Street Mural in Downtown Greensboro (June 2020) Link
  • Vivid Interiors, Sunday Seven Spotlight - Local African American Artists (June 2020) Link
  • The Washington Post, Local Living ( June 2020) Link
  • 2020vision, Independent Media Platform (May 2020) Link
  • VoyageATL, Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative (February 2020) Link
  • North Carolina A&T Encore Literary Magazine (October 2019) Link
  • Temwani's Space, The Varying Ideas of the Emancipated Black Body by Black Bodies (July 2020) Link


Education 

  • North Carolina A&T State University (2019 - present)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (2018 - 2019)