Mikéla Henry-Lowe

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About Mikéla Henry-Lowe

  • Biography
    Painter of Black Women - My work focuses on the representation of black women in society and social media. I want my work to bring attention to the more positive and celebratory image of a black woman other than the usual westernised representation of them; that being overly sexualized, gold digger, angry black woman, jezebel etc. The idea of reaffirming the sense of prestige that black women can possess. I think of it as creating portraiture of a modernized Queen Nefertiti. Within my paintings I am exploring aspects of breaking down an image into patterns, whether that being completely flat or made painterly/textured. I paint in patterns because I want to break down the image of black women into fragments to show that they are made up of more than the negative narrative that is constantly played out as to what black women are and should be. Black women are not one single thing, they are a collective, they come in different sizes, shapes and colours as well as possessing different talents and personalities. I explore these aspects within the portraits I create.  I was born in Jamaica, Montego Bay and lived there for 11 years. I'm currently living London.  Recent Graduate of Central Saint Martins (UAL). BA Fine Art
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    2013 - 2016

    Central Saint Martins (UAL)

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    Event: FLOCK 2016

    Dates: Aug. 2, 2016 - Sept. 3, 2016

    Venue: GX Gallery, 43 Denmark Hill London SE5 8RS

    GX Gallery is delighted to present its 2016 edition of FLOCK, the gallery’s annual graduate exhibition, showcasing the work of new graduates from London Universities and Colleges.

    FLOCK promotes new talent and provides the opportunity for a selection of emerging artists to showcase their work often for the first time in a commercial exhibition. Works featured are from a number of different disciplines; from painting, drawing, etching, photography and printing.

    Event: Black Blossoms: Highlighting the Voices of Black Women

    Dates: July 11, 2016 - Oct. 2, 2016

    Venue: UAL Showroom, 272 High Holborn ​London WC1V 7EY

    The Black Blossoms Exhibition celebrates and highlights the voices of Black Women, a group which is often invisible, silenced and oppressed in society.

    Through film, photography and illustration recent UAL graduates have explored the intersections of gender, race and identity. This exhibition challenges and deconstructs stereotypes in order to re-establish an authentic and inclusive narrative of Black Womanhood.

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Education

2013 - 2016

Central Saint Martins (UAL)


There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: FLOCK 2016

Dates: Aug. 2, 2016 - Sept. 3, 2016

Venue: GX Gallery, 43 Denmark Hill London SE5 8RS

GX Gallery is delighted to present its 2016 edition of FLOCK, the gallery’s annual graduate exhibition, showcasing the work of new graduates from London Universities and Colleges.

FLOCK promotes new talent and provides the opportunity for a selection of emerging artists to showcase their work often for the first time in a commercial exhibition. Works featured are from a number of different disciplines; from painting, drawing, etching, photography and printing.

Event: Black Blossoms: Highlighting the Voices of Black Women

Dates: July 11, 2016 - Oct. 2, 2016

Venue: UAL Showroom, 272 High Holborn ​London WC1V 7EY

The Black Blossoms Exhibition celebrates and highlights the voices of Black Women, a group which is often invisible, silenced and oppressed in society.

Through film, photography and illustration recent UAL graduates have explored the intersections of gender, race and identity. This exhibition challenges and deconstructs stereotypes in order to re-establish an authentic and inclusive narrative of Black Womanhood.

Biography

Painter of Black Women - My work focuses on the representation of black women in society and social media. I want my work to bring attention to the more positive and celebratory image of a black woman other than the usual westernised representation of them; that being overly sexualized, gold digger, angry black woman, jezebel etc. The idea of reaffirming the sense of prestige that black women can possess. I think of it as creating portraiture of a modernized Queen Nefertiti. Within my paintings I am exploring aspects of breaking down an image into patterns, whether that being completely flat or made painterly/textured. I paint in patterns because I want to break down the image of black women into fragments to show that they are made up of more than the negative narrative that is constantly played out as to what black women are and should be. Black women are not one single thing, they are a collective, they come in different sizes, shapes and colours as well as possessing different talents and personalities. I explore these aspects within the portraits I create.  I was born in Jamaica, Montego Bay and lived there for 11 years. I'm currently living London.  Recent Graduate of Central Saint Martins (UAL). BA Fine Art

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