Please join us in welcoming January resident artist Jaleeca R. Yancy! Jaleeca is a multi-disciplinary artist developing an abstract visual language rooted in experimentation, imagination, and sustainability practices. From Memphis, Tennessee, she currently lives and works in New York. She graduated from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, with a dual major in marketing and graphic design. After working as an in-house designer for multiple startups, she focused her energy on creating her art and design studio. Throughout her work, Yancy explores identity, culture, mythology, and layers these themes with references to literature, music, nature, and spirituality. She is innovative and unafraid to challenge tradition by utilizing various mediums and materials to depict diasporic radical imagination. In the spring of 2022, Yancy presented her series Mother Nature’s Daughter in her first gallery solo exhibition in her hometown, Memphis, TN, at Urèvbu Contemporary. Her works have been exhibited at Knowhere Art Gallery, The National Art Club, Bronx Art Space, Calabar Gallery, and Superchief Gallery. She has created public art murals for The Harlem Community Fridge supporting mutual aid for food insecurity, Paint Memphis, and Uptown Grand Central: Grand Scale Mural Project in Harlem. In the fall of 2022, she completed her first art residency Art Crawl Harlem Studio Residency on Governors Island.
Please mark your calendars for a public Natural Dye Workshop led by Jaleeca at Ma’s House on Saturday, January 21st, at 5 pm!