Lead Artist & President of Ma’s House
The Ma’s House project is being led by artist and photographer Jeremy Dennis. Dennis is a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation.
His work can be viewed online at:
Director of Production
Hunter Begun is great grandson of Ma and the nephew of Denise and cousin to Jeremy. Hunter is a videographer and documents visiting BIPOC artists at Ma’s House using his videography skills and is creating a podcast with visiting artists. He provides his unique perspective, creative ideas, and his videography skills to whoever needs them in the community to share their story.
Brianna L. Hernández
Director of Curation
Brianna L. Hernández is a Chicana artist, curator, and educator guided by socially-engaged practices. Brianna’s interdisciplinary practice focuses on end-of-life care, grief, and trauma, informed by her own experience as her mother’s caregiver and formal death doula training. Brianna will serve as the Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc. board secretary.
Establishing Board Member & Treasurer
Darlene Troge (Jeremy’s Aunt & Shinnecock Tribal Member) has a business administration background and will serve as the Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio board treasurer.
Avery Dennis Jr.
Avery Dennis Jr. (Jeremy’s father & Shinnecock Tribal Member) is leading the work to rehabilitate Ma’s House by re-framing walls, replacing floors, and general house maintenance.